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14 Aug 2018

Hello again! Thanks for joining me on the story of my adventure with Yalari. So we pick up the story from day 4 of this awesome trip... 

Quick re-cap of the previous days:

Day 1: Arrive in Alice Springs

Day 2: Simpson's Gap & Ormiston Gorge

Day 3: Hermannsburg & Palm Valley

Click here to go back to part 1 (if you missed it).

Day 4:

It was a long day of driving to Kings Canyon over some very bumpy dirt road! We kept our eyes out for wildlife and spotted some wild horses (or as they are called in Australia – Brumbies).

During the drive, we stopped at the house of Albert Namatjira, one of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artists from the 1950s.

🌴 Watarrka / Kings Canyon
Once we arrived at Kings Canyn, we went on “The Big Walk”, climbing up the rocks to see the amazing views! We stopped at the top for a “photoshoot” as the girls had the goal of being on the front cover of the next Yalari Newsletter! (Al, did we make it?)

That evening, we camped at Kings Creek Station – a working cattle and camel...

6 Aug 2018

Hello! I’m Anna, the Langports Managing Director and I have been working at Langports for 13 years. Since we started the Langports Foundation, I have been involved here and there with some of the projects. One of these special projects involves Yalari an Aboriginal organisation supporting children from remote communities of Australia go to the top private high schools in Australia. The founder Waverly Stanley and his wife Llew Mullins have become extremely good friends of Langports and my family.

When I received a phone call from Llew to invite me on the 2018 Yalari Grade 9 girls outback camp, I was excited to jump at the opportunity. Spending 6 days with 14 indigenous girls and Yalari staff travelling approximately 1000 kms through Arrernte, Watarrka and Anangu land was incredible.

It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and not only did I get to visit some amazing sights but I also learnt about Aboriginal culture by travelling and sharing stories with the group. It’s hard to put d...

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