Yesterday we visited the East Alligator region – an area in the North-East of Kakadu where the East Alligator river is the border between the Northern Territory and Arnhem Land.
We went to another art site – Ubirr that had some much older art work than Nourlangie and some stunning scenery of the Escarpment and flood plains.
In some cases the rock art told new-comers to the area – what was on the menu, and in other cases, it taught the laws of the land, like staying away from crocodiles and not stealing things from others
The scenery of the “Stone Country” escarpment was something else
The afternoon saw us on a cultural cruise on the East Alligator River.
The 2 hr trip had our guide stopping frequently to show us trees that had many uses in their day to day lives. We saw how spears were made, and our first crocs.
Our last event for the day – was a stop at Cahills Crossing – a causeway across the East Alligator river into Arnhem Land. Also its a popular spot for croc’s as the barrier traps a lot of fish.
After 3 nights camping in Nitmiluk National Park, it was time to head further North.
We arrived at Jabiru in Kakadu National Park via Leliyn Falls.
Leliyn Falls is the northern most part of Nitmiluk and has the most stunning set of falls in the area. We did a 2.6km loop around the falls with a swim in the middle
The road to Winton was still closed – and not likely to re-open today.
A fifteen hundred odd km detour – back to Emerald and up to the old gold town of Charters Towers. This is a grand old town – full of beautiful old buildings.
Whilst the roads were open – they have had good rainfall recently