Sunday, May 24, 2009

- Northern Territory, Katherine -

We hit the road first thing and 40km down the road we crossed the border into the Northern Territory!! The country side transformed, with the road winding through high cliff escarpments alongside wide croc infested rivers all the way to Katherine. We went straight up to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), on getting out of the car we saw oil had sprayed up the back of the car, leaking from the Diff!! I couldn't believe it, in a slight panic (as it was Friday) we found a mechanic to book in the car in, not available until Tuesday!! BUGGER!!

(Bren @ Victoria River)

We decided to stay at the National Park for the evening and booked a river cruise ($73 ea) for the following morning. On the tour we travelled through 3 gorges, at the end of each gorge was a rock bar, so we had to walk a short distance to the next boat. In the third gorge we got to swim at a large plunge pool, it was amazingly beautiful and definately worth it.

After the cruise, we nursed the car back into town to find somewhere to stay while we waited for the seal to get fixed... it was going to be a long few days.

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