Uluru, while impressive, does not fill three days of tour. So for preventing us from being bored, most agencies offer visits to Kings Cayon, a canyon as interesting (if not more) than Uluru.
As the camp where we spent the night was next to Kings Canyon, the bus journey would be short. We arrived few minutes later at the bottom of the canyon. From there, the guide offered us two paths – one short 2 km along the river bed at the foot of the cliffs and a path of 6 km at the top of the cliffs with a violent rise (about 500 steps). I chose the second option like most members of the group.
The path started with the only difficulty at the beginning which was the climb to get to the top of the canyon. After this tiring climbing, the rest of the path was relatively flat.
The sight of the gorge and the surrounding landscapes was impressive. Halfway through, when we crossed the river to pass on the other side of the canyon, we could go into the “Garden of Eden”, a water hole surrounded by lush vegetation. The second half of the trail crossed some singular sandstone domes.
After this walk around the canyon, we hit the road again to return to Alice Springs. Along the road, we spotted some ephemeral works of art created by tourists.