Desert Walk

The third and final walk on this excursion was the one which made it the one requiring some fitness.

The walk took us past quite a lot of desert flora which not only eeks out life with little to no rain, but also recovers incredibly from the bush fires. These leave charred branches from which new growth flourishes after some rain.

Our guide explained that it had recently rained (in the last week or so) or the landscape wouldn’t have the same green hue when seen from a distance.

The mountains visible from the top of Cassia Hill are part of the MacDonnell Range, which stretches for about 500km across the centre of Australia. The aboriginal people of the area, the Arrente, refer to ranges as Yeperenye – giant caterpillars.

There is also a great view of Simpson’s Gap from the top of Cassia Hill too.

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