Leaving Finke Gorge
and back onto Mereenie Loop Road to continue the
next part of the
journey towards Kings Canyon, one of the
great natural wonders
of the Red Centre.
rising partly up to 150 meters high are the most impressive feature
of the Canyon. There
are 2 interesting walks, the Canyon walk taking about
4 hours and beginning
with a steep climb leading up to the top
and then following
the rim of the canyon before descending back to the carpark.
If you opt for this
walk, ensure you have sufficient water with you and as
usual wear a hat.
The spectacular views
from the rim will compensate all the pains you might
on your way up. See the domes of the Lost city or a valley
with permanent waterholes
and lush vegetation called the Garden of Eden.
Watarrka Ntl Park
(Kings Canyon) is as well a refuge for lots of
plants and animals.
The second walking
trail called the Kings creek walk is much easier to do,
although not offering
such spectacular sights. It takes about
an hour to complete
and leads to a lookout point.