Katherine Gorge Campsite, Nitmiluk National Park, NT

Day 153 – 19th July 2011
Katherine Gorge Campsite, Nitmiluk National Park, NT

We left early morning to do the long walk to Smitt’s Rock (24km return – 7.5h). Smitt’s Rock offers nice views of the 4th and 5th gorge. As the river here gets blocked from the lower river by rocky parts, we were able to go for a swim as this area has been checked and declared salties-free (a few freshies do live here but if you don’t intimidate them they are fine as they feed on fish – not humans).  Smitt’s Rock is a great spot to camp overnight if you decide to walk onto Eighth Gorge (8km further south). Camping is right in the gorge on the sandy bank, very peaceful. We got back at the caravan park by 3pm so relaxed the remainder of the afternoon at the swimming pool. 


Smitt Rock Walk

Scenery along the way to Smitt Rock

View of Forth Gorge

Destination in sight

Smitt Rock Beach

Fifth Gorge

Where is Andrew?

Fifth Gorge

Having lunch

Andrew cooling down before we walk back -
zoom in to have a closer look

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