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  • Day48

    Katherine (round 2!)

    August 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    With a new fridge on board (and significantly dented bank balance!) we finally farewelled Darwin on Wednesday and headed south back to Katherine. We passed the turn offs to Daly River and Douglas Hot Springs (planned stops that we had to ditch in favour of getting a new fridge) - moved to our "next time" list instead!
    We headed back to the Shady Lane Caravan Park for a 2 night stop to briefly check out the sights of Katherine. First thing Thursday we headed to Nitmiluk Gorge (aka Katherine Gorge) and did the short walk up to the lookout. Thousand of flying foxes inhabit the trees around the Visitor Centre so it was quite fascinating to see them so close up - particularly when arguments broke out and they'd fly around and wake up all their tree-mates, sending them into a flurry of activity. Great views up the Gorge from the lookout.
    In the afternoon we headed to Katherine Hot Springs - similar to Bitter Springs with fabulous water temperature but shallower so the water was a bit more stirred up. The kids loved floating over the mini waterfall slide time and time again - they would have quite happily stayed until dark!
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