Top End tourists
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Next stop for the van Duijn family:
We chill out and enjoy Kakadu for a couple of days before we go on a guided tour to Arhnemland, one of the biggest aboriginal â€˜landsâ€™. You can only get there with their permission, which means a guided tour. The cultural aspect of the tour is not for me. Same same rock paintings, each comes with a no fun fairytale. When we go to visit an aboriginal village itâ€™s the limit for me; itâ€™s like Iâ€™m waking in a zoo, checking out the funny little aborigines in their natural habitat. I reckon theyâ€™ll make a viewing platform pretty soon, with fences and signs about not feeding the aborigines. White men coming over to see a destroyed society. It disgusts me, but these tours do also create a much needed income for the communities. Iâ€™m torn on the subject, and I wouldnâ€™t know if I would recommend a tour like thisâ€¦ The history part is alright, as are the rock paintings I guess, but going to the village to check out people, that just doesnâ€™t work with me.
The day after our tour to the zoo we head to Katherine, stopping along the way at Yellow Waters to do a croc tour. The last time I was in
We soon arrive in Katherine the first thing on the program is, of course, the gorge. Katherine gorge is a pretty famous series of gorges (thirteen in total) close to Katherine. Itâ€™s a beautiful place and well worth a visit. You can canoe all the way up to the second gorge, carry your canoe for a bit and continue on to the third. Weâ€™re in a bit of a hurry but are still able to enjoy the scenery and chillax on the water. That afternoon we relax some more in the Katherine pools. Close enough to town a well provides water to a nicely constructed pool with different levels. Itâ€™s an A place to chill out, for tourists and locals alike. After spending a week in the Top End we have one national park left on our list; Litchfield. We pop by on the way from Katherine to