Geikie Gorge, like Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge, is part of the Napier Range formed by the 350 million year old Devonian limestone reef that extends throughout the Kimberley region. It too has been carved out from water; the mighty Fitzroy River has a catchment area larger than Tasmania, with headwaters commencing in the King Leopold and Mueller Ranges it greets the ocean over 700km downstream in King Sound, near Derby. Continue reading “Geikie Gorge National Park”
Descending from the bright, leafy surrounds of the cave’s opening and into the depths of Tunnel Creek is like entering a wormhole to an alien subterranean planet, where eyes are vestigial organs. You are met with an unearthly silence and stillness; the air feels ancient and without the comfort of heat.
Windjana Gorge is cut from the same cloth as Tunnel Creek and Geikie Gorge; together they are all part of the Napier Range formed from ancient Devonian limestone reef. This 3.5km long gorge has been weathered by the Lennard River to create towering 100m high walls and wide, sandy banks.
Situated only 100km south-west of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is one of the most accessible parks in the Northern Territory as well as having some of the most picturesque swimming holes in the country. Set to a backdrop of rusty gorges and surrounded by palm trees, the refreshing pools of Wangi and Florence Falls are not to be missed. Bring a snorkel along to appreciate the freshwater life dancing below the waterline.
Kakadu National Park is one of the most internationally renowned places in Australia and is World Heritage listed due to its exemplary cultural heritage and ecological conservation significance. Its unique environment has been defined by its traditional owners as having twelve seasons, rather than four, to accurately describe the intricate ecological changes that occur here.