Year 9/10 Central Camp

At 6:30am on the 2nd October 29 students, 3 staff and 1 very brave parent left Terang College for an 11 day adventure to Central Australia.

The trip included overnight stays Port August & Coober Pedy on the way to Kings Canyon where the group completed the amazing Kings Canyon Rim Walk, maybe with one small casualty, but what a trooper Miss Jones was.

From Kings Canyon we headed to Uluru where our guide Leroy entertained us with his amazing stories which had us all captivated. From Uluru we headed to Alice Springs for a couple of days, we took a town tour & visited ANZAC Hill on our first day and the next day we headed to Desert Park.  Desert Park is a flora and fauna park that includes hundreds of species of  plants and animals that can be found across Central Australia.  That evening we had a visit from Rex, one of Australia’s leading reptile experts and as you can see from the photos he had some very interesting guests.

We left Alice Springs and headed to the RFDS Visitor Centre on our way back to our final overnight stay on Cooper Pedy. 

It’s fair to say we had a wonderful time but we were also tired and emotional and the thought of the long journey home was not very inviting.

We would like to thanks Mrs Tanner, Miss Duffus, Miss Jones, Tim Carroll, John Clarke & Karen Hay for taking this trip with us, we are very grateful to them for everything they did for us while we were away.  Thankyou also to Mr Irving & Darren Williams for organising the trip, it was great to finally be able to experience school camp after so long without them. 

The experience was amazing and we have great memories to treasure.