23th-24th January 2013
24.01.2013 - 25.01.2013 38 °C
Katherine Northern Territory
We pulled into the Riverview Caravan Park in Katherine, because it was located nearest to the thermal springs. Little did we know that the springs were closed due to rainfall, and making the water unsafe to swim in. The caravan park was nice, a little bit old, but really well maintained. We had a nice spot at the back of the park all to ourselves, and for 30 per night, who can complain!
We were given a recommendation to visit Katherine Gorge, and what a recommendation it was. I booked the boat cruise thru the visitors center, and for $75 per head, we thought it a bit steep. But I can assure you, it was worth every last cent!
Katherine Gorge is 30 km’s out of town, and you pass thru some beautiful properties, and then enter the gorge region. It is just so green and picturesque at this time of the year. I said to Jenna, we could almost be in Denmark its that green!
Our boat tour guides name was Ben, so automatically he’s a top bloke. He was so informed and full of information, we both got a lot out of the tour. Its just breathtaking how beautiful the gorge is, massive vertical cliffs, waterfalls everywhere. Ben gave us a real insight into not only the Aboriginal heritage of the gorge, but also the first white settlers, and settlers who changed the face of the Northern Territory.
Katherine town itself was nothing special and we had heard not to walk at dark as it was quite unsafe however the actual countryside itself was well worth a look as it really was quite spectacular. After we realized the springs were closed, we shortened our visit to Katherine and decided to head of the next day to visit Litchfield National Park.