Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 31 Mar 2016 22:57
Kings Canyon - Kestrel Falls Lookout
After our gentle bimble to the end of the Creek Walk, we set out for Kestrel Falls or as far as Bear’s knee would allow from blue arrow to blue arrow. The sign said: This 4.8 kilometre walk begins with a demanding climb up to the south wall of Kings Canyon, passing the Kestrel Falls lookout on the way. From the south wall you can see stunning views across the north face and down into the canyon itself, experiencing Watarrka National Park’s 450 million year old geological features.
We had three hours so off we went.
These imposing cliffs formed as small cracks eroded over millions of years, and shelter a unique conservation area.
Over to our right the scenery went on for miles.
Up we went.
The sun erupted the reds.
We thought this imposing rock looked like a sphinx.
Not a kestrel in sight other than the one on this information board.
We pressed on until Bear’s knee squeaked, we sat and enjoyed the vista.
Bear’s favourite tree to our left.
Great rocks along the way.
Spinifex grasses and random rocks.
View on our way down, a water hole, quite a surprise.
Little zebra finches scruffed about. This chap would not turn round for a portrait shot....
We all piled on the bus and drove back to the resort for lunch, then it was back via Mt Ebenezer stop, the Camel stop and on to Alice Springs. Wow.
ALL IN ALL AMAZING SIZE, COLOUR, ROCKS AND WIND