Victoria River Scenic Lookout Rest Area, Timber Creek, NT

Day 123 – 19th June 2011
Victoria River Scenic Lookout Rest Area, Timber Creek, NT

This morning we went for the Gurrandalng walk leaving from the camp site (2km loop- 40min). Very nice walk - the scenery is in a way similar to the Bungle Bungles, only not as impressive - but a good alternative if you can’t get to Purnululu NP but still want to see some beehive domes. Afterwards we drove to Jinumum for another walk along the river taking us to an Aboriginal wet season shelter – there were also some paintings to be seen. On the way out of the park we stopped at Ginger’s Hill (a short walk brings you to an Aboriginal structure used to catch hawks) and Cockatoo Lagoon. We travelled on towards Timber Creek and had lunch at Gregory’s tree where the campsite of the first European land exploration of this region was located and the expedition dates were carved into a boab tree. We drove into Timber Creek to have a look at their annual festival which turned out to be only yesterday and not the full weekend as advertised – but it seemed like we didn’t miss much more than just some kids games and a local art presentation. We had a look at the Big Horse Creek campsite located along the river but finally decided to camp at the scenic lookout as a lot less crowded and free!

Oh yeah, guess what happened today? We were cruising along the highway when a 4WD with camper trailer overtook us and we heard another “crack”! And yes we have another cracked windscreen L

Gurrandalng walk, Keep River NP

Keep River NP

Scenery similar to Bungle Bungles

Beehive domes

Jinumum walk

Wet season shelter

Aboriginal paintings

Keep River

Ginger's Hill walk

Ginger's Hill Lookout

Cockatoo Lagoon

Gregory's Tree, Gregory NP

Victoria River Boat Ramp

Victoria River sunset

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