Karijini National Park is simply one of the most spectacular places on earth. Standing at Junction Pool Lookout you will be awed into silence at the utter beauty of the landscape before you. Intense red chasms suddenly plunge deep into the heart of the earth from the spinifex plains above. The world above and below are like different countries.
Visiting Mornington Sanctuary is a major highlight of the Gibb River Road and well worth the 80km detour. Owned and managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Mornington is one of 23 properties across Australia that has been procured for conservation purposes, making AWC the largest private owner of conservation land in the country.
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.
Barrow Island has been an A Class Nature Reserve since 1910 for the conservation of flora and fauna and is the Australian equivalent to the Galapagos Islands. Due to its separation from the mainland for over 6000 years the island has evolved differently resulting in many species of animals being endemic to the island. The separation from the mainland has also prevented feral animals from predating on the fauna, giving us a precious representation of what mainland Australia once looked like prior to European settlement. The island is also largely surrounded by a Marine Management Area which protects a host of migratory marine fauna such dugongs and whales and is an internationally significant breeding areas for turtles. For more information on Barrow Island visit here or here.