Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

An early morning start at 4.30a.m. and a long drive from Uluru to Kings Canyon where Dallas and I take the Canyon Rim Walk – 3 hours of astonishing rock formations and cliff faces looking out to the stretching view of central Australia.

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There is time for a lunch break at Kings Canyon Resort before boarding the bus and continuing the long drive to Alice Springs, arriving at 7.00p.m.

A new day dawns and a town tour of Alice Springs begins with a drive up to Anzac Hill Lookout over Alice and the MacDonald Range.

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A tour of the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service – most interesting and motivating.  Then on to the first telegraph station built in Australia circa 1872 which sits close to the banks of the Tod River.  The area is graced by ghost gums and river red gums.

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Our tour concludes with a visit to the Alice Springs Reptile Park – a salt water crocodile, snakes and lizards of the Northern Territory were on show as was the rather intriguing  Thorny Devil.

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