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The Grotto Rock Pool

There was one place we knew we’d have to visit while we were in Kununurra.  The Grotto, about 70km north of town.  We stopped in on our way back from Wyndham. The creek was looking pretty dry so we weren’t sure what we’d find at the waterhole. See those big boulders?  Thank goodness they are there or you might drive right over the edge! I really think it would be more accurate to call it a pit than a grotto. … Read More

Emma Gorge, Best Waterhole Ever

Emma Gorge has to be one of my favourite spots on this entire trip.  The hike was beautiful and the waterhole was breathtakingly gorgeous.  This time of year you have to get there early as they close the gates by 10am.  It’s just too hot to hike in there after that.  The walk takes about an hour, though I think that for once it took us less as we were motivated to get there quickly so we could get back … Read More

Swimming at Edith Falls

After visiting the war cemetery and saying a quick hello to Charlie the Water Buffalo we hopped in the car and headed toward Katherine.  We had spent several nights in Katherine on our way north and were happy to head back to the same caravan park.  On the way we made a quick stop at Edith Falls for a swim.  It’s part of Nitmiluk National Park, the same national park that Katherine Gorge is in. We donned our new snorkels … Read More

Buley Rockhole at Litchfield National Park

I’ve got to skip the rest of my Darwin posts for now, hopefully I’ll get to post them at some point. After a couple of wonderful weeks in Darwin we made our way south to spend the night in Adelaide River.  We wanted to visit nearby Litchfield National Park and this was a good base for doing so.  We spent the night at their showgrounds, which honestly look like they haven’t seen a show in some time.  There was a … Read More

Katherine Hot Springs

You really shouldn’t come to Katherine without a visit to the hot springs.  Don’t miss it.  The water is beautiful and clear.  I’ve heard it can be incredibly crowded but one of the advantages of being here at the end of the season is that there aren’t as many tourists.  We swam in the hot springs on three different occasions, two on our first visit to Katherine as we were going north to Darwin and once on our way back … Read More

A Quick Swim in Bitter Springs

On our way to Katherine we made a quick stop near Mataranka to swim in the Bitter Springs.  It’s just off the main highway and it’s such a lovely place.  The water is so clear and the perfect temperature.  You hop in at one end and let the springs carry you to the other end.  You can hop back out and walk up the trail or you can try your luck at swimming against the current.  I have more pictures … Read More

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