After our lovely, hot walk to the Baruwei Lookout we headed back to the visitor centre to cool off a bit. Actually, it wasn’t particularly cool in there but at least it was out of the sun! All the kids had to have a good look at the handprints on the wall. We spent a bit of time looking around, there were a few displays and a video to watch. I hate to say it, but we weren’t that impressed which is why I don’t have a lot of pictures. The visitor centre is in need of some love. It wasn’t terrible, but for how well known this place is we were expecting more. So we made our whole day memorable by treating ourselves to ice cream! Getting ice cream at these touristy spots isn’t cheap when you are buying for six people so we don’t do it all that often. On the way out I happened to notice this display case with an Olympic torch in it. Looks like the torch came through here before the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. The sign says a 12yo schoolgirl carried the torch at the bow of a boat. That ends our quick visit to Katherine Gorge. Cruising the gorge would have been fun but it was out of our price range for this trip. We did make one more stop in Nitmiluk National Park to visit Edith Falls but we didn’t make it there until after our trip to Darwin.
Nitmiluk National Park Visitor Centre
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