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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)

Smitt's Rock, Nitmiluk
Smitt's Rock lies at a huge fork in the river, 11.3km along Katherine Gorge

Thursday was just another driving day, despite it being my birthday. Actually, it was the shortest birthday I've ever had, as I crossed the border from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, losing an hour-and-a-half in the process. I drove from Kununurra to Katherine through the most amazing scenery, and to break the journey I stopped for a couple of walks in the Gregory National Park, home to the Stokes Range and the Escarpment, the latter walk ending in a beautiful view over the Victoria River valley.

Southern Rockhole, Nitmiluk
Southern Rockhole is a great place for a refreshing dip in the river