Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park with Zeb and Eider Duck

Zeb and Eider Duck are going to another Australian National Park   We are going to Nitmiluk National Park.   Nitmiluk National Park was formerly called Katherine Gorge National Park.   First we go to Edith Falls

Beautiful Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park

Beautiful Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park

Several humans are swimming in the water.

Swimming in Edith Falls pool

Swimming in Edith Falls pool

It is so refreshing.   The water from the falls flows under the bridge and becomes a peaceful river.

Edith Falls feeds this serene river

Edith Falls feeds this serene river

Near Edith Falls, we enjoyed this grassy area.

Would be great picnic place if we had more time

Is a great picnic place

Now we are getting on a boat on the Katherine River.

On the boat to tour Katherine Gorge

On the boat to tour Katherine Gorge

Heading through the first gorge.

Boating on first gorge

Boating on first gorge

Pretty steep rock walls, really sandstone walls,  here.

Steep rock walls of gorge

Steep sandstone walls of gorge

People can rent canoes here also.

Canoes are available

Canoes are available

We get out of our boat and walk toward this narrower gorge.

Walking to second gorge

Walking to second gorge

Now we are on the second boat,

Riding on boat on the second gorge

Riding on boat on the second gorge

cruising again.   But, we are not alone here.

Big crocodile. They SAY fresh water crocodiles will not bother us. But stay clear!!

Big crocodile!   They SAY fresh water crocodiles will not bother us.  But stay clear!!

This is the famous view in Katherine Gorge.

Postcard view in Katherine Gorge

Postcard view in Katherine Gorge

There are many postcards with this picture.   Heading into a small cave,

Into the cave

Into the cave

we see these mud nest made by migrating birds and bats.

Mud nests on roof of cave

Mud nests on roof of cave

We dock, get off the boat, and walk along the path to where our first boat left us.

Pathway between two gorges

Pathway between two gorges

Back on the first boat, we are heading back to our starting point.

Enjoying boat ride in Katherine Gorge

Enjoying boat ride in Katherine Gorge

This is a beautiful river and an incredible gorge.   Some of the people that helped us today in this national park are Jawoyn, the local people.   They were here first and are now the custodians of Nitmiluk National Park.   We loved our cruise.   We hope you go on it soon, too.

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