Woke up at 5.30am and was the first in the minibus to get picked up.
Altogether fifthteen people got in the minibus and after 5 hours of driving we arrived at Kings Canyon. The first part of the hike was the worst, I thought I was actually going to die! If someone would have stopped I would have blagged it and said I'd go and look after them, but nobody stopped.
After the hike we sat and lunch at the top of the Canyon, which made it all worth it, as the view was amazing. Really red earth contrasting with a clean bright blue sky.
Our hike through the Canyon continued, no roads or towns near by to cause an noise, just the wind whistling through the trees. Our tour guide Craig told us about how the rocks formed and about various plant life along the way.
Three and a half hours later, we had climbed the Canyon. Cannot believe I did it! Never done any hiking before so that was really cool!
We then got back in the minibus and drove another 2 hours, stopping to collect firewood. We got back to the "campsite", which was actually just a random flat bit of desert our tour guide took a liking too. We gathered round the fire, cooked our grub and climbed into our swags.
A swag is like a large canvas sleeping bag with a matress inside. You put your sleeping bag inside it, zip yourself in, and your sleeping under the stars. I have never seen that many stars in my life! It was like someone had gathered all the stars from across the world and put them all right above me.
It was just so quite. We had been driving for seven hours and we were still in the middle of nowhere. Made me realise how massive Australia actually is.