May 24, 2011

Nitmiluk - Katherine Gorge

A swim in Katherine Hot Springs what a way to start the day :) I could have spent all day in them, just heavenly. 

Springvale homestead was next, for scones and a cuppa before doing a meet and greet with the locals...

Yes that is a croc in the!  A quick trip into town to visit a local art gallery, where Jesu showed us his didgeridoo skills, followed by visit to the museum. Then onto Nitmiluk - Katherine Gorge!

These gorges and the surrounding landscape have great ceremonial significance to the local Jawoyn people, who are custodians of Nitmiluk National Park - Nitmiluk (means place of the cicada dreaming) we had a lovely 2 1/2 hr cruise up the river.  Just amazing is all I can say...

We met Kevin the camel and tasted bush passionfruit, a small yellow soft skinned fruit.  Did I mention our Guide Jesu is awesome, all throughout the drive part of the tour he shares his knowledge of the surrounding landscape and wildlife.

We finished the day with one of the best dam hamburgers ever and salt and vinegar chips, delish!

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