What better way to spend the last week of Term 3 than in Australia’s Red Centre.
On Sunday 16th September, twenty-nine year 9 and 10 students and three staff left early for a six day adventure to Central Australia. We flew into Uluru where the scale and beauty of the rock was impressive from the air. Late in the afternoon we took in the sunset over Uluru. We were not disappointed as the setting sun produced a beautiful array of postcard perfect colours.
The following morning we walked around some 2/3 of the base of the rock with an experienced guide who described the rock’s cultural significance to the indigenous people. In the afternoon we travelled out to the Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) to experience the immensity of this rock formation.
Tuesday was spent travelling to Kings Canyon resort. The warm day meant that the pool was a welcome sight at the end of the day. On Wednesday morning we rose early to pack up and do the spectacular Kings Canyon rim walk. It was then back in the coach for the six hour drive to Alice Springs.
Thursday was busy as we started the day with some shopping time in Alice Springs before making our way out to the picturesque Standley Chasm. Later in the afternoon we visited School of Air before going to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre where Barry the olive python was the star of the show.
On Friday morning we packed up for the last time and drove out to the scenic Simpson’s Gap before heading to the airport. That evening as we headed back towards Colac we experienced the stark contrast of coming from the Red Centre to Friday night peak hour traffic.