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Australia: Elsey

Mataranka Falls, Elsey
Mataranka Falls is great for swimming

After a night in Katherine, I waved goodbye to Ted and Gill and hit the road south, but I didn't get very far; just over 100km south of Katherine I turned off the highway to Elsey National Park, home to the Mataranka Homestead and some thermal springs, and I instantly fell in love with the place.

A bower bird's nest
As part of its mating ritual the bower bird builds the most intricate and beautifully decorated nests