there is more climbing ahead
we pass some pretty big red domes
just follow the guide
from a distance the stairs look much scarier
we reached the top of the rim, a set of steep stairs will bring us down into the gorge
yes, that's our bus deep down there
after the strenuous walk we relax and taken to the skies for a helicopter view of King's Canyon
after a steep climb out of the Garden of Eden we are back on top of the world
these stairs will bring us back up
As parts of the gorge are an Aboriginal sacred place you cannot just stagger around
but must stay on the trail.
First European to discover this fantastic place was the explorer Ernest Giles during his first
expedition in 1872.
The Canyon sports some deep precipices, towering sand domes and a small creek with vegetation way
down in the gorge.
Dominant colors are the red sandstones and the deep blue sky, filled in with different greens from shrubs and
Several closed loop trails allow you to explore the wonders of King's Canyon.
In June 1999 we did the
6 km guided Rim Walk that starts at the foot of the very steep Heart Attack Hill. The hike is strenuous but
absolutely worth the 4 hour effort.
Included in the Rim Walk is a spectacular descend into the Garden of Eden,
where a creek provides water to lush vegetation.
We topped it of with a sightseeing helicopter ride over the Canyon.
the steep climb at the begin of the trail is called Heart Attack Hill
once on the rim it's time to recover breath and to enjoy the view
gum trees grow everywhere
those are sturdy stairs, no problemo
we spot another group on the rim above the gorge
this place is called the Garden of Eden. There may be snakes, but no apples