Kings Canyon

a quick change of plans…. and we were on our way….

We arrived late to Kings Canyon Resort, arriving as the sun set, so no shooting that night. We only had the one night at Kings Canyon so we were up early to get the sunrise as it appeared over the ranges.

Kings Gold

Kings Gold

 

After a quick breakfast, the car was repacked and we headed into the Canyon to do the walks. Without doubt, the most famous and breathtaking walk at Kings Canyon National Park is the Rim Walk. It’s about  a 6 km round trip that’s got a steep climb at the beginning, which locals call “Heartbreak Hill” (or “Heart Attack Hill”, due to its steepness), takes visitors up to the top, with spectacular views of the gorge below and of the surrounding landscape.

The walls of Kings Canyon are over 100 metres high, with Kings Creek at the bottom. Part of the gorge is a sacredAboriginal site and visitors are discouraged from walking off the walking tracks.

When the temperature is forecast to reach 36deg or higher the Rim walk is closed from about 9:30am as a safety caution due to the heat. We only managed to make it up through the southern section and the start of the track had already closed – with the heat that we encountered it is understandable that the track is closed.

Kings Canyon, Southern Rim

Kings Canyon, Southern Rim

 

Keep an eye out for the local wildlife if you make it up there too:

Friendly Lizards

Friendly Lizards

 

there’s also some spectacular views to be had.

And then we were on the road again to Yulara.

 

 

 

 

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