12th – 13th September, 2016.
On the road again and heading for the WA/NT border, we stopped briefly in Kununurra to restock the larder and refuel and then we were in the Northern Territory again. Last year we passed the turn off to the Keep River National Park and also again this year as we headed west. Not knowing anything about it, we decided to drive in and if it was worthwhile to stay a couple of days. Our mail was being forwarded to Katherine so we had a few days to kill till it would arrive.
It was an 18km dirt road to the first camping area, Gurrandalng, and our tyres were at highway pressures which meant we had to slow right down for the relatively rough drive in. When we arrived, there was only one campsite occupied, so we did the circuit looking for the best site which was big enough and not shaded.
We kept an eye out for this bird but did not see it.
Next morning we set off before 6 a.m. to do the 2 km return walk.
There were some unusual rock formations near the start of the walk.
I had not seen seed pods like this on Grevilleas before.
The view across to the west from the top was amazing – like a mini Bungle Bungles but with lovely green vegetation.
This walk was really special and we were so pleased that we ventured in to this unspoiled area. The walk would have been spectacular with the afternoon sun shining on the cliffs but it would have been just too hot for us. The morning walk was mostly in shade making it very pleasant.