Then the drive to Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge. Along the way we saw the impressive flat-topped mesa Mt Connor, which some people mistake for Uluru.
The Wilderness Lodge was a glamping adventure, with our "tents" more like hotel rooms than tents - they even had an air conditioner in them! And the separate stand alone bathroom was bigger than ours at home!
The staff were lovely and cooked lovely food and even had special food for the kids! However, the kids were happy enough to eat our food, so they didn't need chicken nuggets and chips (they ate the risotto entree that we had). They even had their own dessert (which was bigger than our dessert) except my son was too sleepy and went to bed before dessert was served.
There was even a dingo on site!
In the morning we set off for Kings Canyon and did the rim walk - an impressive 6km walk that wasn't too difficult and amazingly the kids did very well and didn't need too many rests and did not need to be carried at all. I was very proud of them.
Then we walked the shorter Kathleen Springs walk, which had a nice little billabong at the end of it. That was a nice wind-down for the day!