It was another early start today as we headed south west towards King's Canyon. The road out of Yulara was typical red dirt and sparse vegetation and we only saw a couple of other cars. Our trip to King's Canyon would take about 2.5 hours and we would turn off the Lassiter Highway about half way through the trip. As we turned towards King's Canyon the landscape began to change with thicker vegetation and more hills in the terrain. We were travelling through cattle country so we crossed a few grids and saw just a couple of cattle. . The hills were quite rocky but had more trees on them, obviously an area that gets more rainfall. King's Canyon was a lovely spot with lots of rocks and many more trees. We chose to do the creek walk which went alongside what would be a creek in the wetter months. There was another walk that took you to the canyon rim but this looked too steep and would have been very hot. The temperature today was around 34 degrees. Our creek walk stopped at the end of the canyon on a viewing platform and we managed to see a water hole we had walked past. We stopped there on the way back and enjoyed the shade and the large rocks to sit on.
On the way back to Yulara we stopped at King's Creek Station, a working cattle farm of 800,000 acres. They have a cafe at the front which serves tourists as well as workers at the station. It's also a place where you can stay if you want to, but it is pretty remote.
When we got back to Yulara we went to see an indigenous dance group perform some traditional dances, very entertaining.
Tonight's tea is going to be back at the Outback Pioneer but we'll have pizza tonight. Tomorrow we get back on a plane and head back to Melbourne.