Day 8 of Australia Adventure -Katherine, Australia - April 24th 2010

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close up of the falls
Day 8 of Australia Adventure -Katherine, Australia   - April 24th 2010

Get up again early this morning and head down to restaurant for a buffet of a continental breakfast of cereal and toast, which is quite good. We are leaving Kakadu National Park and heading off to Katherine, another nature aspect of the trip. On route to our next destination, we watch the movie Crocodile Dundee as it was filmed in Kakadu National Park, good ol Paul Hogan. We stop at the sign of Kakadu National Park as we are leaving the area, forever and take some photos with Kettle.
We make our first stop at a place called Edith Falls, which one can swim at, except for today due to the crocs in the water.
Katherine Gorge
The Waterfalls are actually quite small and almost funny that someone made a national park over this tiny little falls, but still nice to see. Then we are off again to the next area. We end up at the town of Katherine, but before checking in, we get some time go get some snacks from the local grocery store and make it a lunch as well. Get some more bread, chips, soda and crackers and Mr. Noodles, cheap meals for next few nights. During this time, crazy German Christoph runs in and buys a new camera, as he dropped his other one and broke it. Funny though as he claims to not be able to afford anything on this trip/
Then we go quickly to check in at our hotel, which is really nice then we are back on the bus to get to the Katherine Gorge and do a cruise of it. On arrival of the area, there is very amazing sites all around and would be nice if time permitted to go for a hike.
We go down to the river and get our boat, in which many bats can be scene hanging upside down in the nearby trees, quite cool.
The cruise we take is with kettle as well and is quite good, amazing views everywhere. At one point we get off the boat and hike to another boat at another part of the river due to low water levels. On the gorge we see several caves and very high cliffs everywhere ands its quite warm here. I could on and on about way the gorge, looks but I have many photos of it below, so take your time and enjoy going through my photos of the gorge and see the beauty of it all.
Afterwards, when cruise is done we make it back to the hotel and later have a pizza dinner around the pool area. Have many types of pizza from meat lovers, veggie lovers and a mixed. There is lots of pizza left after, therefore a few of us hord a bit of it for tomorrows lunch!.
Some of us hang out around the pool and tell silly stories of many things to pass the time.
During this time, crazy German Christoph is playing with his new camera and taking all types of photos of anything. Including taking photos of himself with a pizza and posing with a lawn chair.
From here there is an infestation of frogs all over the place and it is really neat to go and take photos of them, like in the hundreds, very different.
Anyways, that is the story for this day, stay tuned for the next adventure.

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close up of the falls
close up of the falls
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
a nice dog
a nice dog
road sign
road sign
map of area
map of area
arrival to the falls
arrival to the falls
interesting little waterfall
interesting little waterfall
proof of being there
proof of being there
falls from another angle, what u t…
falls from another angle, what u …
river neat town of Katherine
river neat town of Katherine
water lever
water lever
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
entering town of Katherine
lunch stop at Grocery store
lunch stop at Grocery store
hotel room in Katherine
hotel room in Katherine
a neat bird
a neat bird
Houses in the area
Houses in the area
a neat bird
a neat bird
near Katherine Gorge
near Katherine Gorge
boat for the Katherine gorge cruise
boat for the Katherine gorge cruise
group getting on boat for Katherin…
group getting on boat for Katheri…
bats in the trees upside down
bats in the trees upside down
more bats
more bats
and more bats!!
and more bats!!
start of the cruise
start of the cruise
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
hiking to the next boat
hiking to the next boat
river side
river side
covering a low area had to walk to…
covering a low area had to walk t…
rocks
rocks
at other part of river
at other part of river
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
proof of being there
proof of being there
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
tree growing out of side of cliff
tree growing out of side of cliff
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
cave in the rock face
cave in the rock face
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge
Contiki in the Katherine Gorge
Contiki in the Katherine Gorge
day sheet for the next day
day sheet for the next day
pool at hotel
pool at hotel
pizza night for dinner
pizza night for dinner
Brian eating very slowly
Brian eating very slowly
crazy Christoph making a photo
crazy Christoph making a photo
hamming it up
hamming it up
full moon
full moon
Marie standing
Marie standing
Nami speaking
Nami speaking
chilling it out
chilling it out
Mr T
Mr T
nice swimming area
nice swimming area
eating pizza that night
eating pizza that night
pizza night for Contiki
pizza night for Contiki
Katherine Hotels & Accommodations review
A Good Place for stay in Katherine Gorge
All Seasons Katherine We stayed here as part of our Contiki tour of Northern Territory of Australia in April 2010. This was our overnight stop so … read entire review
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photo by: Morle