Katherine Gorge set deep within the stone country of Nitmiluk National Park is a dramatic setting. The towering rock wall ramparts above the Katherine River, ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, prolific birdlife and a boat journey into the 'never never' land highlight the grandeur of this spectacular gorge.
Edith Falls cascading down the sheer rock wall face into a paperbark encompassed plunge pool, Pine Creek historic town and the Adelaide River War Cemetery offer amazing contrasts in a powerful outback land.
Head south out of Darwin on the Stuart Highway
Endless outback scrub and WWII air strips
Adelaide River - perhaps a light or cooked country breakfast (own expense)
Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery - memorial of the Darwin air raids
Wallabies can usually be seen in this area
Look for kytes soaring overhead, cockatoos, brolgas and jabirus
Look for massive roadtrains
Historic Pine Creek Railway Station and town
Visit superb Edith Falls there's time for a swim in the waterhole
Tour the outback township of Katherine - the third largest in the Territory
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Katherine Gorge Visitors Centre
Take a guided 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge
Look for freshwater crocodiles on the banks
After the first gorge theres a short walk along the side to the second gorge
Marvel at the stark, sheer, coloured escarpments of the Katherine Gorge canyon
Look for birdlife and plants along the gorge escarpment
Stop at Adelaide River for dinner (own expense)
Perhaps try the local delicacy ' Barra and chips'.
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