Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Mataranka - Katherine - Edith Falls

Packed our winter gear away after Mt Isa , the weather has been getting warmer the further north we travel , for the last week it has been high 20's to low 30's .
We stayed at the Nitmiluk National Park about 30 klms out of Katherine at the  Katherine Gorge. The  three gorge tour which took four hours was spectacular and we saw many crocodiles on the banks sunning themselves.
There were thousands of bats at Katherine Gorge and throughout the caravan park, at dusk they would fly around screeching, they were really smelly and we were often showered from above which made eating out in the open not very pleasant. The awning on the caravan needed a good scrub before we packed up to move on. The photo below was taken as we were heading down to the gorge for the cruise, that is not foliage on the trees but bats !!

Next destination was Edith Falls , we didn't know much about them but once again stayed at Nitlimuk National Park caravan park at Edith Falls, it was really a lovely location , no power but very organised caravan park , it was like you were in the middle of the bush.

There were some good walks and refreshing swims at the waterholes, the water was so cold it took your breath away , the current was also very strong and very slippery rocks , so all in all quite a challenge, but well worth it.

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