After a long time at school, the well-deserved holidays have begun. After a few days off I flew from Cairns to Darwin, where I met my group of International Students from Queensland, with whom I will get to know the Northern Territory in the next 10 days. From the airport we first went to the city for something to eat. Afterwards we drove to our first campsite, learned how to set up the tent and went swimming in the pool. In the following days we drove with our bus through different national parks, made short walks to viewpoints and went swimming in waterholes near waterfalls. In addition, we made a trip with a boat on a river to see jumping crocodiles. We also visited Katherine Gorge with a boat tour and watched the high rock walls. After many long drives we were then in Alice Springs, could go shopping, visit the city and also spent the night there. The next day we made our way to the world-famous mountain Uluru/Ayers Rock. The happiness was great when the mountain appeared on the horizon. After the arrival and a quick lunch we had a highlight, a helicopter flight over Uluru. This was a unique experience. We spent the evening near the mountain to enjoy the sunset. The next morning we drove to Kings Canyon. After a short night we drove to the canyon early in the morning before the heat to do a 4 hour hike over the rocks, which took us only 2 hours. The trip was over and we all flew back from Alice Springs to our host families. I had to fly to Melbourne first, had a 5 hour stopover there and finally flew to Cairns. I was able to get to know a completely different part of Australia. I have summarized my experiences in a YouTube video.
3. November 2019