|Sunset from our accommodation on The Esplanade in Darwin|
|The Southern Rockhole, Nitmiluk National Park.|
|The Olive Python crossing over the track down from Barrawei Lookout.|
Nitmiluk National Park is just out of Katherine in the Northern Territory, the park is one of the best in Australia in my opinion and provides for many walking, swimming and canoeing adventures. The park also has accommodation, a cafe and shop, and boat tours up Katherine Gorge that last from a couple of hours to all day. The Northern Territory in summer involves a series of compromises, some of the attractions are flooded and roads closed and the heat and humidity require a bit of getting used to. The pay off is that the country is at its best, with all the creeks and rivers flowing a banka and the vegetation almost growing before your eyes. Its also cheap compared to the 'dry' season and only the hardiest tourists venture up there so you generally have a lot of the attractions to yourself, especially if they involve any kind of a walk to get to them. I have also previously written up a three day walk I did here to Eighth Gorge a few years before this visit if anyone's interested.
|They still run some of the boat tours in the 'wet' season.|