Of course you can swim here

Berry Springs Travel Blog

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After the Territory Wildlife park, we stopped off at the Berry Springs park for some lunch and a dip. A path lead down to a waterfall spilling into a beautiful pool but we carried on and came across a big pool of turquoise water, a stunning place to sit for lunch. It was so hot as usual so we got into the water for a cool off. Our guidebook said that this was a safe place to swim and croc-free plus we saw no warning signs and other people were swimming in the other pools around. We swam for a bit in the refreshing water and then we walked a bit further along to see what the next pool was like. This is when we saw the sign, a waning sign that fresh water crocs inhabit these waters and that, although monitored, salties can and do get into the water here. Well thats just great isn't it? So there we were swimming about in a pool thinking we were safe when in fact a croc could have been in there with us.

OK so there wasn't as we are still here to type this but let's just say that the Lonely Planet is not quite accurate when it says that this place is safe for swimming. It is but not quite entirely. Enter at your own risk, as the sign told us after our swim.

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