Ken and Sheena - Living the Dream! travel blog

View of the Olgas as we were driving in

Closer view




This was taken looking up the hill - shows just how rocky...



View from one of the lookouts we walked to

And amoung all the harshness we found this beautiful softness

Up before dawn to take in the sunrise – and it was freezing! Ken has plans to buy a coffee van and set it up there each morning – will make a fortune, guaranteed! A beautiful way to start the day.

Back for breakfast then drove out the 30 odd kms to the Olgas. These are a group of mountains where there was a choice of 2 walks. The shorter one goes into one of the gorges and was just fabulous. You just cannot express what it feels like to be walking among these giant hills. There is so much bird life and it is just so serene and awe inspiring. And so cool in the shade of the hills (by now the sun was definitely up and quite warm)!

We decided not to do the whole of the longer walk (would have been at least another 3 hours or longer) so we walked into the 2nd lookout – spending about 1 and half hours in here. This walk is shorter than the Uluru base walk but much harder going. Up and down rocky paths – but far more spectacular. We just love this outback country! I can see how people come and never want to leave.

Came back for a shower and change of clothes then headed into the Resort to have a look around. Within the resort there are 4 hotels offering different standards of accommodation, an IGA, gift shop, hairdressers, clothing shop, café, post office, and even an outdoor movie theatre – a little mini village. Unfortunately it is all owned by Americans. How is it that we let something so uniquely Australian be run by someone other than Australians?

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