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”
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.
Victoria Highway is the main road that connects the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory to Kununurra in Western Australia. This 555km long stretch of road forms part of the Savannah Way and highlights the ecocline between the two states. The distinctive boab tree, which is generally recognized as a WA icon, actually begins to make its debut in the NT.
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.
Lawn Hill National Park would have to be one of the most outstanding national parks that Queensland has to offer. Set in the deep north-west of the state, this country looks more like a typical scene from the Northern Territory or north-west of WA than Queensland.