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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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4 weeks out and the itinerary is pretty much finalised with a night or 2 spare. emoticon

Hunter Valley
Warren Weir
Wanaaring
Cameron's Corner
Innamincka
Monte Collina Bore
Lyndhurst
Muloorina Station
Mungerannie hotel
Birdsville
Boullia
Tobemorey
Gemtree
Alice to Henbury Meteorite Crater
Uluru
Kings Canyon
Palm Valley
Coober Pedy
Oodnadatta
Coward Springs
Parachilna Gorge
Flinders Ranges
Broken Hill
Silverton
Warren Weir or similar
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Date Registered: 11-2012
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i wouldn't stay at the crater overnight. its alright to look at but there are better places to stay. how many nights do you have at uluru


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Not planning to stay at the crater. Will visit and probably camp roadside somewhere between there and Uluru. Just one night at Uluru or possibly 2 if I do a long drive to get there (Gemtree to Uluru via Alice and the crater). I will definitely see a sunset and a sunrise as well as have time to have a wander around.

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i strongly recommend 2 nights at uluru. you need to do the walks. and there are a lot of km's to cover on foot. the full olga's walk is amazing but takes a few hours. the uluru climb also takes a few hours. plus there is the base walk too. if you fit it all in one day (and i doubt you could) you would be so tired at the end of it. 1 night at kings canyon is fine tho

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Thanks for the advice Max but my priorities are the Kings Canyon rim walk (5 hours) and the Palm Valley walk (also 5 hours). Uluru I just want to see at sunset and sunrise.

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those 2 walks don't take 5 hours mate even with heaps of stops. maybe 5 hours if you had one leg haha

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Haha fair enough. The info I got was obviously wrong then. I assume I still need a few hours for each?

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they have long recommended times for everything but i dont know how you could walk that slow haha. i really wish you had of done this trip last year when i was in alice. would have loved to come along. you will have a blast

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Yeah shame we can't meet up. Oh well. Maybe another time. Thanks again for the hints and tips.

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Hi Toddy,

I did most of this in August 2008 and again in 2011 (last time with the exy) and it's great fun.

I did the half Palm Valley walk and it took about 1-2hrs, but left me plenty of time to also do the Lookout walk, near the camping area, and after packing up camp I was in Alice before 5pm. My mate did the full walk, which took him about 3-4hrs and i didn't feel as though I missed anything.

The Kings Canyon and Valley walks took about 3-4hrs for both. Arrived about 12.30pm from Uluru and was at camp at Kings Canyon by about 4.30pm. Make sure you take the walk down to the creek about half way round the rim - depending on weather and water level might be worth a quick dip!

Would suggest the following if you have time:

Gemtree to Alice via Arltunga and the East McDonnell Ranges;
Chambers Pillar and/or Rainbow Valley - camping if possible.
Old Ghan track to Oodnadatta - could still head across to Coober Pedy if you wanted then come back to the track via the Coober Pedy to William Creek track.

It won't matter what you do you'll no doubt have a great time and you have to miss some things to give you an excuse for a return visit.

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