Watarrka National Park
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
162Trip End Dec 18, 2011
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Curtain Springs Wayside Inn and Cattle Station
This walk was our first real run in with the red centre flies and feck me they are aggressive. The second you get out the car about 3 or 4 will almost immediately land on your face and begin to try and crawl up your nose, in your mouth and of course your eyes
At lunch it was good to see everyone at our picnic spot was sticking to national stereotypes. The Irish and British had sandwiches, the Italian couple beside us had cooked up pasta and made some espresso, three Chinese guys were having noodles and two German girls had what looked like (I really hope) fried courgette and sauerkraut!
On the way back we stopped at Kathleen Springs which was used by the Aborigines as a hunting spot as it was an easy area to trap animals thanks to a watering hole. Later it was used by the Europeans to herd cows in a similar way. After a quick walk in and out of here it was time to get back in the van as we needed to get a close as possible to Uluru to make sure we could get there for sunrise the next day.