We got on the road after breakfast for a 370 Km drive to Kings Canyon. We took several turnoffs along the Larapinta Drive, Simpsons Gap was the first then Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole and The Ochre Pits. We then filled up at Glen Helen (at $1.819/liter!) so we would not have to worry in case the pump at Kings Canyon was out of petrol. We also got our permit here to cross Aboriginal land. As we continued the road changed to gravel. This was also the reason why we had to rent a 4WD as normal 2WD vehicles are not allowed on the Mereenie Loop. The higher clearance underneath the car was needed a few times as some parts of the road are degraded. We arrived in Kings Canyon the sun just went down on the horizon.