Our day exploring the
takes us to the historic Hermannsburg precinct - a Lutheran mission that became the first town in West MacDonnell Ranges Central Australia and birthplace of Aboriginal watercolour artist Albert Namatjira; along corrugated 4WD-only roads stained a deep dusty red; and to the staggeringly beautiful Ormiston Gorge with its lookout and swimming hole. We leave early and return late, satisfied indeed with our day in the desert.
|View into the Gorge from the lookout. Today we opt to do the short lookout climb before heading down for a swim in the waterhole - instead of tackling the full Gorge hike. It is a wise, kind move that brokers no complaints.|
|Budge, Jack, Rikki and Benji over on the other side of the waterhole, the big boys having braved the very cold water to swim their way across, the two little 'uns walking up and around the side to avoid the chill.|