Highlights of Katherine

Although the temperature is hot, 37 deg with a bit of humidity, the blessing is that there are no flies. You can open your mouth without fear of a fly or two going in!

We took a cruise on the Katherine River through the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge) in the Nitmiluk National Park. The highest peak of the gorge was a towing 60 metres above the water line.

We saw a couple of sunbaking freshwater crocs.

We also visited Edith Falls but due to the lack of summer rain this year the falls are just managing to send a little bit of water down the falls. This wet season the area only received 300 ml, a little under a third of their average annual rainfall of approx. 1,000 mls.

The area around the visitors park was lovely and green.

The lower pool glistened in the morning light.

Along the climb the view opened to the Nitmiluk National Park.

The bright yellow flowers of the Kapok trees have just about finished flowering and the ripe seed pods are bursting with the white fluffy kapok.

We walked to the Bemang Lookout to see the middle pool and the main waterfall. At this point we turned back due to the heat and didn’t complete the 2.7 km walk.

The rest of the time we have spent relaxing around the caravan park swimming pool and chatting to fellow caravaners. My goodness, you hear some stories!

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8 Responses to Highlights of Katherine

  1. Dave Eden says:

    What a beautiful part of the world. Just love it. You can see how low the water level is. Would love to be there instead of Sydney
    Dave and Di x

    • Kerry & Jim says:

      I think the weather in the south of the country has been pretty wet and windy from all reports. The late afternoon’s, ie. drink o’clock, are just lovely here.

  2. Robyn says:

    Can’t wait to see the Gorge in August as a part of our trip.

  3. Graham & Heather says:

    great to hear and see how good your holiday is proving to be. Keep it up. G & H

  4. Beccy says:

    Been very wet & cold here but everthing is well next door, some stunning photos guys.

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