Yellow Waters and Nourangie
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We took a 2 hour cruise on the Yellow River - it had been recommended.
We were not disappointed and the price very reasonable for 2 hrs - we got the tickets early and Karina asked if we could walk to the boat - we had two options one by the road and one by the river - abt 1 km each - of course Karina wanted to walk by the river as the girl said we could see a lot of wild life down there ..... Hmmm she did also warn we may see crocs and possibly some snakes and Water Buffalo too - OK we go by the river path.
About 500m into the walk and Karina is having second thoughts - the track runs right by the water and shes getting jumpy - does not want to walk into a salty having a morning sunbath before breakfast!
Suddenly as Karina is walking she turns on her heels, runs at me, pushes me out the way and shouts "SNAKE"!!!
In front of us curled on the path is a fairly large snake sitting in a patch of sunlight warming itself - as Karina made so much noise it wakes up and slithers off! We later find out its a Golden tree snake and not poisionous but we had decided to treat all local wildlife big and small with caution being tourists :-)
We head for the boat - the only other bites are the damm mossies who seem to like the fresh tourists that have just been walking ! I quickly pop back to the camper for the insect repellant!
The cruise was superb and we got to see lots of wild life - I must say the guide was super too and the cruise there very worthwhile if you like to see some of the real wetland wildlife - you can see from the pics !
From the kakadu we head towards Katherine but first back track slightly and visit the rock art site at Nourlangie - also highly recommended for a visit.
In Katherine we collect an electric fan - we have been struggling at night with the heat - this should help!