It was the explorer Ernest Giles and his party who found water here during their expedition in 1872; it saved their lives. The gravel road that runs between Watarrka and the Stuart Highway bears his name. 13 kilometres before the turn off is Henbury Meteorite Craters Conservation Reserve: here, 4,700 years ago, a meteor, travelling at around 40,000 kilometres per hour and weighing several tonnes disintegrated before impact and formed at least 12 craters here. The largest of these craters is about 180 metres across and 15 metres deep. Rock fragments have been found and turned out to be mainly metallic: one of these was the size of a football and weighed an incredible 46 kg!
Rim Walk, enjoy Kings CanyonKings Canyon was my refuge, I found this gigantic place, fascinating and above all magnificent. I marveled every moment, not surprising after having spend the last few weeks in a flat desert.
I spent two days exploring the labyrinths of domes from various angles and views and enjoyed myself to meditate in the Garden of Eden and near the Ghost Gums with extensive views.
|There are many reptiles here, from the large desert perentie to small skinks and around the waterholes, with its yabbies (small shrimps) there are many birds.|
|Reflection of water in Garden of Eden|
Giles track, to Kathleen Springshttp://traveloutbackaustralia.com/the-giles-track-kings-canyon-australia.html/
Ernest Giles : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Giles
|Ring-tailed Dragon Lizard|
unfortunately, I didn't take enough water, the second day, I miss water for cooking but especially for drink. Then I walked a little faster at the end to reach the water tank has Kathleen Springs.
|About 20 km south of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory are in the Kathleen Gorge, the Kathleen Springs. There are sources that are for people living there to this day of great importance.|
Invigorates with Watarrka National Park, I am ready to go to Alice Springs. missing screws for my rear rack, I go there by hitchhike.