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Ochre Pits

After our stay at the Ellery Creek Big Hole, we went on to visit the Ochre Pits further west. The colorful ochre outcrop is an important and cultural very significant place since ochre was used on a daily basis and from this rich source it was traded over the whole continent. The pits are just a short walk away from the car park. The about 3 meter high ochre walls are featured with a colorful wave pattern turning gradually from dark purple to light yellow and back again. This was definitely our favorite spot in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Picture gallery

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Blue Mountains NP

For the last day of the road trip, we drove from Wollemi to the Blue Mountain NP, excited to visit the lookouts with the steep cliffs. Due to the close proximity to Sydney, the park sees a lot of tourists (2.8 million per year) and most attraction are developed in a way, that they are easily accessible. There might be chances to escape to more remote areas of the park, but with just one day left, we did the main attractions as well. We first stopped at Pulpit Rock Lookout, providing magnificent views of the Blue Mountains. We then proceeded to

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