Day 6 - Thursday... Have to start listing days because really when you’re on holidays you kind of forget!
Woke up at Standley Chasm... it was bloody freezing. We went for the short walk to the Chasm itself and since it was basically a wind tunnel we took a few photos and left.
Straight to the kiosk after for a coffee to warm up before we slowly started making our way to Kings Canyon.
We took a “quick” 3 hour detour to Palm Valley in the Finke Gorge National Park which was a bit amazing... even if Mum Ball was almost having a heart attack every time CharlieBug even looked in the direction of the edge of the ridge 😱
The road from there to Kings Canyon was described by CharlieBug as ‘sick’... and not in a good way. We were all bouncing around the car... although it mostly just rocked Squishy to sleep... Mum is pretty sure she will have a black eye from headbutting the DVD player.
15 brumbies, 6 donkeys and a Curl snake later we made it to Kings Canyon Resort.... where we were welcomed by some of the local Dingoes... early bedtime tonight because it’s just too cold and windy to sit anywhere but the tent ❄️ #ball_aussie_adventures#fisch_n_trips#kingscanyonresort#standleychasm#finkegorgenationalpark#northernterritory#NTaustralia#aussieoutback#australia#seeaustralia
The towering walls of #StandleyChasm in the @ausoutbacknt certainly put things into perspective! This fascinating formation is located around 45 minutes' drive from the famous outback town of #AliceSprings , and the road is sealed the whole way there. The chasm was carved by flooding over millions of years, resulting in a deep red cleft in the earth. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the carpark to the chasm, which is best viewed an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. Photo: @merrancourtney#seeaustralia#NTAustralia#RedCentreNT#explore#travel
Standley Chasm in the Northern Territory is located 50km by sealed road from Alice Springs. Over millions of years floods have created this chasm, which is now crowded on either side by rugged slopes that rise 80 metres above the floor. .
It is said that Standley Chasm "is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. Then the sheer walls glow from reflected sunlight to create a breath taking display of stark form and rich colour".
The walking trail is on a natural site and can be rough in parts, but most active visitors will find the 20 minute one-way walk to be quite easy. .
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This is us looking rather small against the spectacular 80m sheer rock-face of Standley Chasm. A must-see in the NT!