A trip down Katherine Gorge

After our lunch at the Nitmiluk Visitors Centre we drove down to where the boat was moored to start our two hour tour of Katherine Gorge.

I didn’t know it beforehand but Katherine Gorge is made up of thirteen gorges.  During the wet season it becomes one with the higher water levels. It follows the Katherine River, which begins in Kakadu. We were there early in the dry season when the water levels had begun to drop.  The boat travelled to the end of the first gorge where it stopped.  We had to walk a few hundred metres to the get on to the next boat. It was funny having to do that.  It was a really interesting walk and gave us a chance to take in the scenery rather than just cruising beside it.  The sandstone walls rise more than 100m above the water and are marked with erosion from millions of years.

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Crocodiles love to sun themselves on the sandbanks.  The sign on the sand warns visitors of this.

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