Kata Tjuta Waterfalls and Rainbow

October 14, 2008


Provided and copyright by: David W McAllister, Heather McAllister
Summary Author: David W McAllister

On November 2, 2007, during our first visit to Australia, we visited Kata Tjuta (formerly known as Mount Olga or the Olgas) in the Northern Territory of Australia. As we approached, dark clouds closed in on this range of gigantic rocks. In spite of the gathering storm, we set off up the path to Walpa Gorge, but as we entered the gorge a massive thunderstorm unleashed its fury. By the time we got to the viewing point we were totally soaked. Amazingly, in the developing pools at our very feet, burrowing frogs emerged and called with their sheep-like bleat as waterfalls cascaded down the rock faces. As we turned to leave the setting sun dipped below the cloud layer producing this fragile rainbow.