Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Mt Ebenezer 20 June 2006

In the morning hiked the 8km walk around the Kings Canyon Rim. It was a very tiring but breathtaking hike. We quickly decided not to complain when we met an elderly couple resting after the first exhausting ascent. We left them, wondering to our selves if they would ever make it - though there seemed no way other way out once you did the first bit. The sandstone has been lifted up and then eroded along east/west and north/south lines, creating pagoda-like temples across the ranges. One of the highlights was visiting the Garden of Eden that was an extra trek to see a creek with permanent water. It was amazing to see plants that were obvious ancient vegetation from a remnant rainforest that once covered central Australia. After we climbed out of that area the elderly couple had caught up!! Other passers had been astonished at the lady’s stamina to be even there! She had quite a noticeable Parkinson’s tremor. Her husband looked more capable though and had to guide her much of the time. It was a very strenuous unstable walk.
Drove on to another free camp in the bush and saw a distant sunset on Mt Connor that was pretty.

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