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The Kakadu National Park – Day 3

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Kakadu

July 18, 2011

We packed up camp at Sandy Billabong and said goodbye to the Melbourne team.

On our way south through the Kakadu we stopped at the famous Yellow Water Billabong at Cooinda. We successfully sneaked into the campground showers, well needed after two days. 😉

Walking down to the Old Home Jetty we found the Mardugal Billabong:

Panorama of Mardugal Billabong

Panorama of Mardugal Billabong

We declined to go on a boat cruise on the billabong, too expensive if you consider it’s winter and not too much wildlife around. Instead we did the boardwalk which offers a few nice views as well:

At noon we arrived at Maguk, also known as Barramundi Gorge. At the end of the walk we found the gorge and waterfall to look exactly as in our travel guide:

A nice bath later we were almost on our way out of the Kakadu ..

On the way to Gunlom Falls and out of Kakadu NP

On the way to Gunlom Falls and out of Kakadu NP

.. and stopped for a last time at the Gunlom Falls. Tired and exhausted from the previous days, we dragged ourselves up the walk to the Upper Rock Pools right above the Gunlom Falls.

Panorama view on the walk to Upper Rock Pools at Gunlom Falls

Panorama view on the walk to Upper Rock Pools at Gunlom Falls

At the Upper Rock Pools we explored the area a bit:

Returning from the pools we made a last few shots of the Gunlom Falls:

A final panorama of Gunlom Falls:

Panorama of Gunlom Falls

Panorama of Gunlom Falls

That was our Kakadu trip already. We headed out of the park straight to Pine Creek and then to Katherine to refuel and resupply. Another 100 kilometers later we camped for the night at the Sterling Mill rest area 12 kilometers before Mataranka on the Stuart Highway.


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