Kings Canyon + Kings Creek Station was definitely one of the highlights of the Central trip, even if we did spend only half a day there. Boy, let me tell you, it was a jam packed half a day. We spent the first half of the day on the bus, which was kind of becoming our second home with all but three days consisting of a 3 hour + bus trip.
When we got to Kings Creek Station, we quickly set up camp then went on a spontaneous hike in Kings Canyon, which are the first photos. The first twenty minutes involved thirty thousand steps (slight exaggeration?), but it was worth a million steps when we reached the top of the cliffs because the view was stunning! The photos don't do it justice.
When we got back to the Station where we were camping, we had the chance to go up in a helicopter, which was so so amazing. I spent the first five or so minutes taking footage for the film and getting a few photos, and then the rest of the time I had my face pressed up against the glass wishing I could spend forever in a helicopter. Honestly, I don't think it's something you'd ever get bored of.
I snapchatted a little bit and used the speed filter- which had us going at about 180km per hour- and then a while later the pilot asked us how fast we reckoned we were going, so of course I piped up with 180km per hour and he was so impressed I nearly died of laughter. I confessed to using the snapchat filter which he also thought was hilarious. So there you go- snapchat is entirely educational and definitely good for something after all.
I hope you're all having a good week! So much love, Ella x
this blogpost was meant to go up in a few days time, but I was so excited about it I wanted to share with you all now!
The two days we spent at Uluru were two of my favourites from the Central Australia trip (watch the video here!) and I'm so happy with how some of the photos I took there turned out, I think I'm going to get a few printed to put on my mood board.
These were so much fun to edit, I've always loved the idea of drawing on photos.
This photo actually wasn't taken at Uluru but at Kata Tjuta, which I've been calling 'The Other Uluru'. In the same national park as Uluru, there is a whole other rock, which is about the same size as Uluru (so, basically, unmissable) and I think I enjoyed the hike there more than I did the one at Uluru (although that was obviously amazing too!)
That little white circle to the left side of the rock is the moon!
The sunset turned Uluru a shade of red so bright you'd swear the photos were edited. I can promise you, they aren't! It's just the most photogenic rock I've ever seen.
We arrived at Uluru in the evening of the third day, and after quickly setting up the tents at our camping ground which can't of been more than a five minute drive from Uluru, we went to the sunset strip to watch the sun go down over the rock, which was so, so amazing.
The next day we walked around Uluru (well, three fourths of the way around, anyway) and were told some of the stories and lessons that the Indigenous people there have which was really interesting, that was probably one of the highlights of the trip for me. That day we also walked around the other Uluru; Kata Tjuta, which was really great.
I really, really enjoyed visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and I'd love to go back one day! Have you ever been?
What an amazing two weeks.
As you might already know, I've spent the last two weeks travelling around Central Australia with some people from school and it was such a great experience, I loved every minute. (Well, maybe not every minute, because someone nearly disappeared and it was scary, but that's a whole other story).
We walked around Uluru, went in a helicopter, rode quad bikes, saw Aboriginal art, got red dust everywhere as well as a million other experiences in only two weeks and it was so, so cool. I got to place my hand on Uluru which totally blew my mind because there I was, absolutely tiny, touching something so big. It was so surreal. Anyway, I'll let you watch the video and see for yourselves.
Also, just a quick thank you to all the people on the trip, you all made it such an amazing experience and I loved travelling with all of you.
Peace out, Ella x