Are you ready for our Big Lap adventure from the Northern Territory? The wait is over!
Make sure that you’ve read Part 8 beforehand! Now let’s get into it.
After surviving a food coma at the Daly Waters Pub, the trip continues towards Katherine, a place that needs to be on all Australian bucket lists! The breathtaking nature views are everything you’ve hoped for and more, especially when you reach Kakadu National Park. Animal lovers will be in heaven and you will also be able to see Jim Jim Creek – one of the most infamous wetlands in Kakadu.
Katherine is also home to the Nitmiluk National Park, which is home to the Nitmiluk Gorge – the cliffs glow depending on the time of day! Canoeing is on the cards here, which is the ideal place to explore hidden waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art and wildlife. For bushwalkers, you’ll have your work cut out for you – a mammoth five-day adventure along the 58-kilometre Jatbula Trail will definitely be a highlight of your trip!
After you have experienced all you can in Katherine, your next destination is Timber Creek. Along the way, make sure to visit the Judbarra/Gregory National Park, which is only accessible via four-wheel drive. Timber Creek is a typical town for a pit stop with an array of activities on offer! Head towards Timber Creek Police Station Museum and visit the Timber Creek Lookout to soak in the astonishing views.
Ready to get back on the road? Your next destination is Halls Creek, which means you’ll be heading into Western Australia! Visit the China Wall, a six-metre-high limestone creation that looks like a miniature Great Wall of China. Another attraction to visit is the Wolfe Creek Crater – classified as the second largest crater in the world at 880 metres wide and 60 metres deep! Bungle Bungle is another place to visit and a perfect place to take some pictures – its long narrow chasms and hidden gorges in orange and black tones are definitely something you haven’t seen before!
Pictured is Katherine Gorge. Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Jarrad Seng.