Blogs from Katherine Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Katherine » Katherine Gorge October 27th 2013

When we arrived to Katherine we went straight to our hotel to leave our things. The hotel we had chosen was called Palm court backpackers, we thought it would be good since it was locate well so we could get to places by foot which means less money spent on gas. We have heard so many interesting stories about the Nitmiluk National Park, or Katherine Gorge as it is also called. There are a lot of options to experience Katherine Gorge, you can hire a canoe and paddle your way along the gorges, you can board a cruise or a speed boat and of course you can go by foot. All though, the three of us thought that a helicopter ride would be really fun, so that is what we decided to go for. We found ... read more

Today I went to Katherine Gorge I did not see any crocodiles. I saw lots of fruit bats.I went in the water with the crocs. I did a 2.8km walk to the Gorge.... read more

Ihr Lieben, nachdem wir also den Weg von Sydney nach Cairns geschafft hatten, die Loecher im Dach unseres Campervans repariert und das Regenwetter hinter uns lag, wir viele wunderschoene Dinge gesehen und erlebt hatten, war es Zeit, in das grosse Abenteuer zu starten: 4500 km von Cairns nach Broome, und der Grossteil davon durch Australiens wunderschoenes Outback! Am 21. Maerz haben wir uns auf den Weg gemacht: verabschiedet wurden wir von Queenslands Kueste bei grauen Regen und Wolken. Sagte ich gerade noch, dass das Regenwetter hinter uns lag? Naja, eigentlich schon, aber Queensland war halt traurig, dass es uns an das Outback verlieren wuerde. Vormittags haben wir uns noch Townsville angeschaut, das in starker Konkurrenz mit Cairns ist. Mein Fazit: Townsvilles "The Strand", der Gegenentwurf zu Cairns "The Strand" ist auf jeden Fall die schoenere Strandpromenade, ... read more

Day 12 – Wednesday July 11th – Katherine Gorge to Kakadu National Park We woke up to find a wallaby eating one of our tourist magazines as it couldn’t find the rubbish bag we had cunningly hidden inside one of our plastic containers. After breakfast we decided we should see the Katherine Gorge while we were there, without paying lots of money for a cruise. So we loaded up with snacks and water and headed off on the Butterfly Gorge walk, which is where we would be able to have a swim. It took 1½ hours of steady walking up and down sandy and rocky tracks, one wipe out from Meg (skin off elbow and bang to head L) before we reached the secluded second gorge. We were all on our own in the ... read more
Exploring the gorge by canoe is the thing to do
The gorge
View at butterfly gorge

Jeudi matin, on arrive tôt à Katherine, villa assez grosse pour l’outback, 11000 habitants. Un passage obligé au supermarché et au visitor center puis on se dirige vers Nitmiluk National Park (nom aborigène), dit aussi Katherine Gorge National Park. Ce parc est réputé dans la région, il est principalement constitué d’une série de 13 gorges de grès rouges très profondes et au milieu coule Katherine River. Plusieurs moyens de profiter du parc : la rando, le canoë ou la croisière, on choisit les 2 premiers mais plus de place pour aujourd'hui, c’est seulement disponible pour demain aprèm. On déjeune tôt avant midi de façon à partir rapidement en randonnée l'après midi. On décide de faire 2 marches en 1, une jolie boucle avec panorama et une longue qui mène aux pieds des gorges pour se baigner. ... read more
Lookout sur Katherine River
Katherine River
Katherine River

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Katherine » Katherine Gorge November 12th 2011

....well hi there happy bloggers.....we have finally hit the wall with the heat....never get's below 30 so the fridge just keeps running and running and we either had to sit with the solar panels all day to keep the in the sun (yes there are many trees here so getting clear sun on the panels is a challenge) or buy a power we now have a Waeco fridge power unit....runs a treat. So today we packed away the panels and zipped over to Katherine Gorge for a 3 gorge tour, excellent. We had already done our helicopter flight yesterday. Tomorrow we are off to Kakadu and Gunlom falls. (probably stop there for the night). Our itinerary is pretty fluid from here.... Love us xxxxx ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Katherine » Katherine Gorge November 10th 2011

Howdy blog readers...we we hit the road on Tuesday morning after 5 lively days (not) at Tennant Creek. We won't need to return there. Zipped up the Stuart hwy and stopped at Daly Waters...what a fantastic old pub. Reminded us of the pub we stopped at in Corner country...NT/SA/Qld intersection. After a night there we got away to Mataranka. We had the best time floating away in the hot spring, called "Bitter Springs", it was truly a great experience. The water was crystal clear and warm..... Today we have arrived at Katherine after a stop at Cutta Cutta caves. Really interesting cave system that floods every wet season. Have settled into our camp in Katherine now and have dusted our whole area with ant killer powder and talcum powder...the ants up here are a real problem, ... read more

We have covered more than 4,700 kms since I last wrote, driving through some of Australia’s vast, dry terrain in temperatures generally exceeding 35 degrees (and the nights often don’t feel much cooler!)! The car drives have been long, at times a bit challenging, but, as a reward, we find ourselves today - by default, but more about that later - at a beautiful oasis, complete with pool and electricity (which means aircon), and have decided not to step into our car for two days - bliss. Having said that, the country we have been travelling through has been very interesting, with bright red earth in many parts; a landscape which, at first glance, looks bleak, but on closer inspection is interspersed with brightly coloured plants, trees with bark that is almost iridescent and variously textured, ... read more
2. Campdrafting at Brunette Downs
3.  You can be my cowboy!
4. Bull riding

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Katherine » Katherine Gorge September 23rd 2011

Visit to Katherine Gorge(KG) and 2 gorge boat trip and Katherine Hot Springs(KHS) (6988 km to 7075 km) CADES DIARY Katherine Gorge Nitnit Dreaming 2 gorge cultural cruise 40 -50 metres deep in some parts croc nesting sites on sandy beaches Katherine Hot Springs ~28oC strong current crystal clear water... read more

I spent another day in Kununurra relaxing in the sunshine before hopping on a bus in the morning to Katherine. I got to Katherine in the early evening. I lugged all my stuff to my hostel. There are a lot more aboriginals up in this area. They hang around in groups all over the town. Katherine is an interesting town. It's not very big and there isn't much to do besides go to the gorge out of town. I was up early the next morning and on a bus out to Katherine gorge which they call nitmiluk in aboriginal. I walked around the information center before making my way down to the boat launch. I decided to do a 3 gorge tour. There isn't much walking involved except 400m between the gorges. We all piled onto ... read more
bats in a tree

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