Off to Kata Tjuta today and the last big walk on our trip. Including this one, we will have clocked over 25km in three days, and two out of the three are considered difficult walks. Our kids do find the ones that involve climbing easier than the flat walks.
Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’ and consists of 36 domed rocks, which form valleys and gorges. The tallest one, Mt Olga, is 1066 metres high, that is 200metres higher than Uluru. It is of great significance to the Anangu and is associated with a number of creation stories relating to secret men’s initiation business.
We walked the Valley of the winds walk, a 7.4 km loop. The walk took us to two lookouts – the Karu and Karingana lookouts, and then looped around the back of the bigger domes. The original plan was for Tom and Patrick to return after the second lookout, however they were both doing well and the walk was so fabulous.
On the way back to Yulara we detoured for a few more photos of Uluru. We jokingly laughed before we left having bets on how many photos would be taken of the rock on our trip, I do not know the exact number but I think it was definitely a high three-figure number. Lucky we did stop as we spotted a herd of wild camels, so that pretty much ticked off every animal we wanted to see.
Music – the musician we heard at Glen Helen