Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

After Bell Gorge we finished the day at Windjana Gorge, a pleasant walk, followed by watching giant fruit bats fly down the gorge and drink at the freshwater crocodile infested pool, where a few tried, unsuccessfully it appeared, to eat the bats. Quick stop at the remains of the Lillimooloora Police Station before onto Tunnel…

Bell Gorge

Bell Gorge, another beautiful and different spot where I happily, if sweatily, clambered around the banks of the gorge taking photos, while others undertook some amateur canyoning.

Gibb River Road & Manning Gorge Track

Long morning covering a good chunk of the unpaved 665km Gibb River Road, an extremely bumpy and monotonous dirt road through the heart of The Kimberly, enlivened only by an unexpected stop for scones, and an emergency stop to take a good look at a frilled-neck lizard, involving a bit of tree climbing. From the…

El Questro

After a morning on the bus, the highlight of which was an ice cream at 9am (had left camp by 6.30am), was good to stretch the legs (and arms) in the afternoon with a walk / scramble / climb / swim in the El Questro Gorge. Made it to Mac Micking Pool at the end…

Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle)

A world heritage site, Purnululu National Park is 240,000 hectares of nature at it’s best, which I explored by land and air. From the bizarrely named Piccaninny I walked out to the lookout, the Window, Whip Snake Gorge and Cathedral Gorge, saving easily the best for last. Huge, echoey and colourful, though it lacked the…

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle is the largest man-made lake in the world, and a beautiful spot. Half the group went for a swim and some rock jumping, before we headed on a little further to find fresh water crocodiles, apparently harmless to humans, but with 25,000 in the lake there was markedly less enthusiasm for more swimming.…

Katherine

Four hours driving from Darwin brought us to Edith Falls, where everyone took a well needed dip in the upper pool, other than myself and a Swiss lady who thought that a 45 min fast walk along a rocky track sounded more appealing… We moved on from Edith Falls to Katherine, the last town of…