What a Gorgeous

We have spent 4 wonderful days here in the Boodjamulla National Park, formerly Lawn Hill Gorge NP. Telephone and internet access just doesn’t happen here unless you park yourself next to the Ranger Station in the Park, about 10 k from where we stayed at Adels Grove.

This is just one of those magic places, outstanding natural beauty. An oasis in a some what dry environment. We have wandered off on a couple of bush walks along the creek banks, nothing too strenuous, and also a two-hour paddle up the gorge. Allthego doing all the paddling with Leanne keeping an eye peeled for crocs and turtles! Only the freshwater crocs  are here which are harmless it seems,  unless we human types annoy and provoke them.

Also slipped down to the Riversleigh World Heritage  fossil site for a look-see. An evening plunge in the Creek as the sun was setting was a great way to cool off before heading down to the bar for an evening drink before dinner.

It was hard to leave here but we packed up and continued the journey down a fairly rugged gravel road, with a few shallow creek crossings, for about 240 k to Camooweal. Tomorrow we cross the border into the NT.

Pictures are the best way to tell the story.

 

Indarri Falls. We canoed to the base of these, took about half an hour, and then pulled the canoe out and dragged it around to the top and continued up the gorge for another half  hour and then came back. What a beautiful place!

Indarri Falls. We canoed to the base of these, took about half an hour, and then pulled the canoe out and dragged it around to the top and continued up the gorge for another half hour and then came back. What a beautiful place!

 

Allthego doing the green tree frog thing at Indarri Falls, the water was quite warm.

Allthego doing the green tree frog thing at Indarri Falls, the water was quite warm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A freshwater Croc took off when Allthego silently approached, he was quite a large one.

A freshwater Croc took off when Allthego silently approached, he was quite a large one.

Under the Falls

Under the Falls

Likenesses of Big Bird and a Croc ancestor at the Riversleigh fossil site, about 50 k south of Adels Grove

Likenesses of Big Bird and a Croc ancestor at the Riversleigh fossil site, about 50 k south of Adels Grove

This is the fossilized bone of a flightless Big Bird that stood 2.5 m tall. Related to ducks and not modern things like emus. The little pebbles are the Big Bird's gizzard rocks.

This is the fossilized bone of a flightless Big Bird that stood 2.5 m tall. Related to ducks and not modern things like emus. The little pebbles are the Big Bird’s gizzard rocks.

From in the water at Indarri falls

From in the water at Indarri falls

Another Gorge shot from the canoe

Another Gorge shot from the canoe

These are bubbles rising from below and being caught by a surface 'scum', which is quite natural and is caused by the high calcium content in the water.

These are bubbles rising from below and being caught by a surface ‘scum’, which is quite natural and is caused by the high calcium content in the water.

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About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on May 15, 2014, in Kakadu. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Lots of beautiful photo ops! I can see Mum now in the canoe… Watching for the crocs!!

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