Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 3 - Kings Creek Station

On our third day in the Northern Territory we woke up early and drove to Uluru to watch the sunrise. It was nice to see the sun stretch across the rock and feel everything around us wake up, including us! Afterwards, we splurged on a buffet breakfast at the resort before heading off on the 4 hour drive to Kings Canyon...

It was chilly first thing in the morning and at night but absolutely beautiful during the day!
The roads are super flat and there isn't really radio (some AM depending on where you are), so we passed time playing games and chatting on the walkie-talkies with our friends in the other van. Fun times! :)

En route to our destination, we stopped at Kings Creek Station, a working cattle/camel station (ranch) with lots of fun things to do!! Petrol was pretty expensive though!
They did have real coffee though and after a few days without that, I was a very happy camper!
Yippee! Caffeine fix! :)
We went on a camel ride and ate camel burgers. I know, it seems wrong, doesn't it? To be honest, I had a chicken burger and only had a bite of the camel one. Steve, Bruce and Claire all braved the camel burgers and enjoyed it. I couldn't stop thinking about how smart and cute the camels are!
Our sexy hair nets for under the helmets...
Seriously, what is wrong with me??

Camels are very sloooow but it was also a really relaxing ride...and a bit surreal! We were riding a camel through the outback of Australia. CRAZY.
Camels are also very smart...they are as smart as a seven year old child, according to our guide. They catch wild camels at this station for export...that kind of made me sad. I don't like the idea of a wild animal being taken from their home and freedom. I'd make a terrible station worker!


There were lots of dogs about. What a life these dogs live! Lucky puppies! It made me miss Jesse who was in a kennel in Melbourne.
We also took a helicopter ride. My first time in a helicopter! It was pretty cool...


We saw wild horses!!!
AMAZING!
The views were very pretty from up high...
...and very red!
We also went quad biking, as the Aussies say. This was one of my most favorite things on our trip...it was awesome!
We drove through the outback on some pretty crazy tracks. We were allowed to go fast and I even saw a wild camel! Like I said, awesome!!
I'd do this again in a heart beat! If only I could travel around the city on a four wheeler...



Making friends with the animals on the ranch...
We arrived at Kings Canyon Resort Campground and found our site to have the most amazing view...

We got settled, made a spaghetti dinner and kicked up our feet with a nice drink. Good times!
Gotta love camping! What a fabulous day!!

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Clotilde said...

I liked the pictures take from the helicopter... that's how I imagine the outback!

Nick and Mariana Vona said...

Super cool! Nick and I wanted to go there before we came back but unfortunately we weren't able to do it.
At least we can see it through your eyes! =) cheers

suriya said...

I look forward to seeing what other goodies you have here.

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