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Kakadu’s Early Dry Tours Heading to Yurmikmik

It looks like Yegge and smells like Yegge — it must be Yegge,
‘cooler weather time’ and the start of Kakadu’s early dry season!

It’s still pretty humid at the moment, especially in the morning when the sun is on a steady rise and sucks up the dew that settled on the grass over night. I’m pretty confident that we’ve left the wet season behind and the skies will remain mostly blue for the next few months.

Motor Car Falls

Motor Car Falls

Now that wet season floodwaters are receding, road crews can get out there and repair tracks and access roads, particularly in the southern parts of Kakadu where monsoonal rain over the Easter long weekend caused streams to rise dramatically, damaging causeways and parts of the road to Gunlom.

While we can’t get to Gunlom just yet, we do now have access to the walks in the Yurmikmik area again. Steve is heading down there today to explore Boulder Creek and Motor Car Falls before paying Ikoymarrwa a visit as well.

Ikoymarrwa

Ikoymarrwa — Access by special permit only

Speaking of Ikoymarrwa –  we’re very pleased with the news that we will be able to regularly access this restricted area for the next 5 years, happy days!

Bobo!
Anja


Gunumeleng — Sweating it out in Kakadu

Mid-December and Gudjewg, Kakadu’s monsoon season, is still not on the radar.

Locals and visitors alike have been enduring the very hot and humid conditions of Gunumeleng (our pre-monsoon season) over the last few weeks, maximum daytime temperatures regularly exceeding 38°C, while humidity levels are slowly creeping up and up.

Namarrgon, the Lightning Man, threatens with thunder and lightning and violent but localised showers and storms. No widespread rain and flooding as yet — just the feeling of being trapped in a steam bath.

Most of us here in Kakadu can’t wait for the monsoon to arrive (or to spend the holidays in more temperate corners of the world). Others, however, visit Kakadu for precisely these rather challenging conditions: We’re excited to welcome the Melbourne Football Club in Kakadu!
The Dees will spend a couple of days in the park next week, “to test the players’ mettle – both physically and mentally”.
Yep, the players will feel tested when they undertake a 35km bushwalk in the Nourlangie region next Thursday!

Namarrgon

Namarrgon, the Lightning Man

To move on to another topic, the Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region is now closed for the wet season. The closure, roughly four weeks ago, was a necessary move as it was getting way too hot to appreciate these rugged gorges without running the risk of dehydration and other heat-related illnesses.
Also, crocodile traps and infrastructure had to be removed before rising water levels and flooding could hamper the effort.

I would like to thank the awesome team of rangers from the Jim Jim District for the opportunity to tag along for a day and lend a hand with removing the croc traps from the Jim Jim Creek system to store them in a safe place for the wet.
After spending a hot and sweaty day out in the field, the sun relentlessly bearing down, I can truly appreciate the effort Kakadu park rangers put in to keep visitors safe year after year. Trust me, its hard yakka and these guys rock!

And just like Kakadu’s park rangers, we’ll be doing it all over again next year! Our ‘Kakadu’s Early Dry‘ tours will kick off again in April 2013, tours to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls will commence as soon as the area becomes accessible. Subscribe to our blog to stay in touch with the mob in Kakadu!

Bobo!
Anja


Gurrung — Hot Weather Time in Kakadu National Park

There is no denying that Gurrung, the hot part of our dry season,
is here!

The daytime temperatures have been soaring to over 37°C here in Jabiru. Throughout Kakadu’s sandstone gorges along the Arnhemland escarpment things are certainly heating up as well, shade becoming increasingly sparse.

Life's a Beach at Jim Jim Falls

Life’s a Beach at Jim Jim Falls

While so far this season we’ve been visiting Twin Falls first thing in the morning before spending the afternoon at
Jim Jim Falls,
Steve and I are considering to turn the itinerary around over the next few days.
As of next week, we’ll be heading right up to
Jim Jim Falls plunge pool before the sun hits the bottom of the gorge and it gets too hot and sunny in the afternoon.

As we’ve pointed out many times before, Jim Jim Falls usually stop flowing during the dry season. But don’t despair, the gorge with its awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs and magnificant deep plunge pool is still a worthwhile destination! You won’t regret the hike through monsoonal rainforest, the scramble over rocks and boulders right up to the deep plunge pool. Being surrounded by sheer cliffs more than 200m high is definitely a memorable experience that won’t leave you disappointed.

Little Black Cormorant at Jim Jim Falls

Little Black Cormorant at Jim Jim Falls

Our boat rides into Twin Falls Gorge have been very interesting of late with sightings of Gumogen, the Freshwater Crocodile and Warradjan, The Pig-nosed Turtle.

More than offering a mere ferry service, Tony, Anthony and Dallas are keen to make the trip unforgettable.
Just the other day we were lucky enough to spot not just 1 but 3 pig-nosed turtles in the gorge! I haven’t managed yet to get at least one good picture of these friendly looking freshwater turtles that have all the characteristics of a marine turtle, I’m working on it though!

Twin Falls Boat Shuttle

Twin Falls Boat Shuttle

The birdlife hasn’t been bad either, a juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle has been hanging around. A Rufous Night Heron, several Little Black Cormorants and Little Pied Cormorants have taken up residency in the gorge. And I love watching the Banded Fruit-Doves, endemic to the rainforests of the stone country. Unfortunately, when they zip across the gorge at high speed to disappear again in the foliage of Anbinik trees they’re just too fast for my camera…

Last Week at Twin Falls

Last Week at Twin Falls

Hope to see you soon here in kakadu National Park!

Bobo!
Anja


Kakadu Explorer Tours in 2012

Gudjewg, Kakadu’s monsoon season is supposed to be in full swing.
It started right on cue, Christmas in the Top End was marred by Tropical Cyclone Grant and torrential rainfall over parts of the Cobourg Peninsula and the north-western parts of Arnhemland. After making landfall on Christmas Day, Grant lost strength rapidly — but the ex-tropical cyclone continued to dump massive amounts of water in the Edith, Cullen and Fergusson River catchments. A flooded Edith River caused the collapse of a railway bridge and the subsequent derailment of a freight train some 50km north of Katherine. About 50m of the Ghan track were washed away in the floods, so were some of the freight containers. While the Stuart Highway was reopened to traffic after a few days of frantic work, the railway bridge is still under repair almost two months later.

It’s got me stumped how the township of Jabiru escaped completely unscathed as Grant passed only about 30km to the west!  While 385mm of rain fell at Edith River Falls in the 24 hours to 9:00AM on 27 December, the weather station at Jabiru Airport registered a total of “only” 71mm on Boxing Day. I’m certainly not complaining, after having lived through the experience of  TC Monica raging through Jabiru in April 2006, I am grateful for every cyclone that doesn’t eventuate, takes an unexpected turn back out to sea or makes landfall on a remote and uninhabited stretch of coastline!

South Alligator Floodplain

South Alligator Floodplain

Right now the monsoon is taking a break. Only 124mm of rain here in Jabiru and the mean maximum temperature of 35.2°C for the first 17 days of this month are a good indicator for the mostly sunny, hot and steamy conditions lately. But it’s not over yet, the Bureau of Meteorology still sees a good chance for a wetter than average tail end of this wet season. The Top End’s fishermen (Steve included) are certainly in favour of a few good downpours to fill up the floodplains and make for a good run-off.

Anyway, regardless of how much rain is going to fall between now and April, we’re ready for a new season!

We will, as usual, start with our ‘Kakadu’s Early Dry‘ tour on 1 April 2012. The flexible itinerary allows us to showcase Kakadu’s most worthwhile destinations during April and May, when seasonal conditions can still change from day to day. Boulder Creek and Motor Car Falls in the Yurmikmik area are looking great right now, the southern ridges of Kakadu have seen some decent rainfall over the last few weeks.

Motor Car Falls

Motor Car Falls in the Yurmikmik Area

As the last of the rain clouds disappear, floodwaters recede, roads dry up and crocodile management zones (such as Gunlom and Maguk) become accessible to the public, we will gradually adjust our tour itinerary until we arrive at our 4WD tour to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls.

Please note that there is no guarantee this switch will happen on exactly 1 June 2012 — it will happen when park managers unlock the gates at Garnamarr and at the Jim Jim Creek crossing!

We’ve been made aware that in the past some visitors to Kakadu National Park have been given inaccurate and misleading information in regards to the accessibility of Jim Jim Falls and especially Twin Falls by another operator who offers a very similar experience. We’re pretty confident that this issue has been resolved — but if at all unsure about current road and access conditions or envisaged opening dates for destinations here in the park, please check out Kakadu National Park’s road report — alternatively just drop us an email or give us a call on
+61 8 8979 3615!

One last thing before I go outside to check if I just heard thunder rumbling over the escarpment: After thinking long and hard, Steve and I made the decision to ‘go figure’ this season and limit our seat capacity, one truck only on most days, with a maximum of 13 passengers per tour. Please be advised that especially during the school holidays (June/ July) our tours will book out for several days in advance — get in early to avoid disappointment!

Bobo!
Anja

 


Gunumeleng — The Wet Season is Here!

It’s November and the wet season is upon us once again.

Gunumeleng, the build-up season with its high temperatures and rising humidity,  spectacular displays of lightning and distant, rumbling thunder, tropical downpours and sprouting green has started right on time — and put a stop to our day tours to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls.

Monday, 07 November 2011 was the last date of operation for this tour.
Park rangers have since locked the gate at the Jim Jim Road turn-off.

Crocodile traps have been removed, boats and infrastructure have been taken out of the water over at Twin Falls as well.  That’s it for another year, I guess…

During the wet season you can still see these spectacular places from the air. A number of operators offer scenic flights (by helicopter or in a fixed-wing aircraft) from Jabiru Airport.

You won’t see these little critters from the air.
The Rockhole frogs really are tiny! But they definitely will be there next year, when we return to the gorges of Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls after completion of the annual mandatory crocodile surevys in the early dry season.

Rockhole Frog

Rockhole Frog (Litoria meiriana)

Steve and I would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who has come on a trip with us these last few months.
We have met some awesome folks again this year, interesting people from all walks of life with a lot of good yarns to tell. Hope you enjoyed your day out there as much as we did!

We will still be available for our Kakadu Private Charters between now and April 2012. But for now I say

Bobo!
Anja


Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in the Late Dry

Gurrung, hot weather time, is here once again and things are definitely heating up around Kakadu!

In Kakadu National Park’s stone country along the Arnhemland escarpment we regularly experience afternoon temperatures in the low forties these days — and with a few days of high humidity just recently, we’ve got a first taste of Gununmeleng, the build-up or pre-monsoon season, which is not too far away now.

While we will still be offering our tours to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls daily until mid to late October, we do hope you take the current weather conditions into consideration before you go ahead and book our tour!

Yes, we do carry plenty of iced drinking water in the vehicle — but we also spend quite a few hours away from the 4WD.
Yes, we do use 4WDs to get us to these stunning destinations — but at the same token nature is best experienced by foot!

This means you will need to bring a large water bottle or two along on the day. The general recommendation is to carry at least 1l of water per hour of activity. If the prospect of carrying 1.5 – 2l of water doesn’t appeal to you, then our tour probably isn’t for you.
It is our duty of care to make sure our passengers join our tours well prepared and equipped — and Steve and I will be on your case to make sure you keep your fluid levels up during the day!

The distance we cover on our walks is not overly long, however, the difficulty of the walks (rated moderate to difficult) ought not to be underestimated! To tackle this terrain, the large boulders and polished rocks partly covered in sand, you need to be reasonably fit, especially in this heat. A good sense of balance as well as agility are essential!

Jim Jim Plunge Pool

Plunge Pool at Jim Jim Falls

No, I certainly don’t want to put you off this trip!
I’m just asking to take a moment and consider current  conditions and your own capabilities and limitations.

It is absolutely gorgeous out there at the moment!
Should you have heard rumours recently that it’s not worth visiting Jim Jim Falls since it’s stopped flowing a few weeks ago, please let me know who told you so – and think again!

The plunge pool at Jim Jim Falls is slowly warming up, beckoning to swim. You’ll be in awe once you arrive at this deep waterhole encircled by sheer rock walls, exceeding 200m in height!

The sightings of Northern Snapping Turtles (Elseya dentata) in Twin Falls Gorge are becoming more frequent as our reptilians in general once again become more active with the rising temperatures. The water is delightfully clear, allowing us to spot heaps of different species of fish — one of the reasons these two young White-Bellied Sea Eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) hang around, too!

I’m looking forward to getting out there again tomorrow!

Bobo!
Anja


Volunteering at Yellow Water

You know it’s Yegge (cool weather time) when the locals complain about the cold, get their flannelette shirts out and start rummaging for the moisturiser to treat their cracked heels.
You know it’s the dry season when the NT News runs a story titled
“Rare hypothermia case in NT cold snap” after a Darwin woman took herself to Royal Darwin Hospital to be diagnosed with cold feet…

Overnight temperatures have been dropping below 20 degrees lately.
The nights are starry, clear and pleasant – before it gets chilly, not unexpectedly but rather rapidly, just before sunrise. Anyway, it really is worth getting up early to watch the mist rise over Kakadu’s billabongs and floodplains as the sun warms up the country once again.

And to avoid hypothermia I can thoroughly recommend physical work!
We certainly weren’t feeling the cold last week when we were out and about with the Jim Jim district rangers (although our motivation for getting up early and heading down to the ranger station was a different one).

It’s a very busy time of year for park rangers. With flood waters receding and the country slowly drying up they can finally access those destinations that visitors are coming to see here in Kakadu National Park.

Yellow Water in the Wet Season

District staff are doing what they can to prepare visitor sites for public access. Among a lot of other ongoing tasks they’re currently cleaning campgrounds and day use areas, re-installing infrastructure, clearing 4WD and walking tracks, conducting crocodile surveys, patch burning to ‘clean the country’ and protect facilities from hot fires later in the year.

This year, for the first time, we have been given the opportunity to do our bit and help out. Traditional Owners and park managers have extended their invitation to tourism operators and guides to volunteer and help park staff with some of the enormous tasks they’re facing.

Last week Jeanne, John and I helped Jim Jim district rangers Anthony, Jason and Dennis with their clean up at Yellow Water.
In the wet season the whole area, including the car park, the boardwalk and viewing platform and a walking track to Home Billabong get flooded. The other day we found the boardwalk completely overgrown by a green mess of native Hymenachne grass.

Image Courtesy Kakadu National Park

Armed with buckets, rags and scourers we got stuck into it, always keeping an eye out for Estuarine crocodiles and prepared for other wildlife encounters as well. After a full day’s work only about one third of the boardwalk was freed of the buffalo grass.
But let me tell you, we felt immensely proud of our achievement!

Image Courtesy Kakadu National Park

A few days earlier Jeanne and John had already put a few hours in at Garnamarr campground and also on the 4WD track into the Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls area, where the rangers have since placed the crocodile traps and commenced their crocodile surveys. They will have to remove at least three rather large Estuarine crocodiles from the precinct before it will be safe for us to visit.

A big ‘Thank You’ goes to Jessie Alderson and Jeffrey Lee for allowing us to help looking after their country. We would also like to thank Kathy Wilson and all her staff at Jim Jim Ranger Station for making us feel so welcome.

Giving us the chance to gain an insight into the work of park rangers, getting to know the guys we share our workplace with and to experience this stunning environment from a different perspective is much appreciated!

We’ll definitely be back for more in the coming weeks!

Bobo!
Anja


Goodbye Wet Season, Hello Dry!

It’s official. The Bureau of Meteorology says the Northern Territory’s wettest wet season is over!
It was indeed a wet season that broke a whole bunch of records. Leanyer, one of Darwin’s northern suburbs received over 3 metres of rain and smashed the record for the most rainfall anywhere in the Territory in a wet season.

Jabiru’s wettest month was February with 726.0mm of rainfall. It surely has been a big wet with 2.2m of rain recorded at Jabiru Airport from October 2010 to the end of March 2011, well above the long-term average of just over 1.5m for a wet season in Kakadu National Park.

But I’m happy to announce the dry season finally arrived last weekend, literally over night.
With the humidity dropping considerably, the nighttime temperatures are finally doing the same. Last night was the coolest so far this month, getting down to 20.5 degrees.
And it looks like Yegge is here to stay now! Apart from a few isolated showers and storms that can still be expected over the next few weeks things are definitely looking up weather wise.

4WD High Clearance Recommended

Kakadu National Park officials assure us that staff are working flat out to prepare visitor sites that are currently still closed to the public. As access permits, teams will be sent in to begin crocodile surveys, grade roads and repair tracks.
Information made available to tourism operators is still a bit sketchy at this point, a lot of “ifs” and “whens” based on the assumption that no further rain will hamper their efforts.

Steve can’t remember the Gimbat Road (the access road to Yurmikmik and Gunlom in the southern part of Kakadu) ever been closed by the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Construction and Infrastructure. But sadly, since we have started our season we haven’t been able to visit any of the destinations in the Yurmikmik area.

To get a clearer picture of what’s been done to make access available, Steve spent the morning catching up with Mary River district rangers and the Construction and Infrastructure project officer in charge.
A collapsed culvert en route to Yurmikmik and some severe washouts will have to be repaired as soon as the track has dried up enough to allow the heavy machinery to be brought into the area.
This will hopefully only be a few days away.

Rock Art at Nanguluwurr

It’s not all bad though, we still got a couple of magical destinations up our sleeves.

Nanguluwurr is situated on the northern side of Burrunggui (Nourlangie Rock).

An easy 3km return walk takes us to this sheltered art gallery which is lesser known than the world-renowned Anbangbang Gallery at Nourlangie Rock — but equally impressive!

Let us introduce you to Algaigho and the Namarrnde spirits, check out the fine examples of X-ray art and enjoy morning tea at the gallery before continuing to our second destination for the day.

Fancy a bushwalk? The walk into Gubara is 6km return and really easy!
There’s still a bit of water on the track, small creeks we wade through (not even knee-deep and with sandy bottom) with our pants rolled up. Trekking sandals or comfortable footwear you can easily slip in and out of are a good choice.

Flowers on a Swamp Bloodwood

Flowers of a Swamp Bloodwood

The Scarlet gums (Eucalyptus phoenicea) are flowering at the moment and so are the Swamp Banksias (B. dentata) and Swamp Bloodwoods (Corymbia ptychocarpa). Let’s talk about the bush tucker in season and the many different uses Bininj people have for the plants that grow along the way.

Gubara

Pied Butcherbird kept us company on our way through the open woodlands yesterday, Silver-crowned Friarbirds, Red-collared Lorikeets, Grey-crowned Babblers made appearances as well. A Spangled Drongo greeted us as we entered the evergreen monsoonal rainforest of Gubara.
The creek is flowing strong and clear.

Bring your bathers, swimming is safe here — and life’s good!

Bobo!
Anja


Banggerreng, Dragonflies and Knock’em Down Storms

Mid-March and the big question most locals here in Kakadu National Park would love to have answered is: When is the rain going to end?

BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) informs us today that “scattered showers and storms are expected to continue in the north as a weak monsoon trough reforms over the Arafura Sea and moves southwards onto the north coast.”

I hate to say but the answer to the big question is:
“NT” — not today, not tomorrow…

It’s been a notable wet season for the Top End and most Territorians are well and truly over it!

A month ago Darwin was in the grip of a tropical cyclone.
TC Carlos broke many rainfall records in the Top End, including Darwin’s wettest day with 367.6 mm in the 24 hours to 9 am on 16 February, Darwin’s wettest three days with 684.8 mm from 15 to 17 February, Darwin’s wettest seven days with 847.4 mm between the 13th and 19th, as well as recording its wettest month on record (for any month) with 1110.2mm.
That’s more than the annual rainfall for most other capitals in the country.

While we didn’t cop the full brunt of Carlos we’ve had our fair share of rain and boggy-ness out here in Kakadu National Park, resulting in the seasonal closure of many roads and tracks.

But Banggerreng is upon us and there are some very clear indications that Kakadu’s skies will be blue again soon:

Thommo painting ‘The Two Brothers’

Thommo Nganjmirra,
our very dear friend and resident artist who I will dedicate my next blog post to, has been working day and night — literally, sometimes he even uses a small LED light so he can keep working just a little longer — since the the start of Gudjewg,
the monsoon season.

He has been painting traditional motifs and stories from the creation era on large sheets of Arches paper.

But now this incredible artist is running out of paper!

Yamitj, the green katydid has been quite vocal for over a week already. We can hear the little green critters calling every night!

The speargrass has turned golden already and in many places the gusty afternoon storms of recent have ripped the ripe seeds off their stalks and knocked the dying grass down.

And then there are the dragonflies! The Brown and Gold dragonflies are back! They’re zipping around near creeks and in the floodplains, simply delightful!

Graphic Flutterer – Brown and Gold Dragonfly

And so we’re gearing up for a new season, preparations are in full swing, this year’s brochures will hit the racks over the coming days.
On 01 April we will start touring again, check out Kakadu’s Early Dry for details — we’ll see you soon!

Bobo!
Anja


Gudjewg — Kakadu’s Monsoon Season

It’s green out here – and very wet!

Gudjewg – many people call it the “true wet season”. Most certainly this is the time of year when Kakadu receives the majority of its annual rainfall. Gudjewg usually lasts from late December to early March.

Storm in the South Alligator Floodplain

While many parts of the continent have been receiving more than their fair share of rainfall over the last few weeks, while many regions are still battling the effects of cyclones, severe flooding and highly adverse weather conditions, Mother Nature has been kind to the people of Kakadu lately with patchy rain and heavy but short-lived storms and showers.

But it looks like the ominous dark clouds that we watched rolling in yesterday afternoon are here to stay for a while now. Until 9.00AM this morning the weather station at Jabiru Airport had registered 120mm for the 24 hours prior. It’s still raining at lunchtime and it looks like “mandjewk”, the Kunwinjku word for rain, will be heard a bit around Jabiru.

If you’re planning a trip to Kakadu National Park during Gudjewg, please make sure you understand the risks of travelling on our roads in wet conditions.

It’s always a good idea to check the Northern Territory Government’s Road Report Website before heading out.

Definitely pay a visit to Bowali, Kakadu National Park’s headquarters and main visitor centre once you’ve arrived in Kakadu National Park. The friendly staff at the information desk will be able to answer your questions and give advise on accessibility and itineraries.

Water Over Road

Here are a few driving tips for a safe trip to Kakadu during Gudjewg:

Potholes are a regular occurrence on all Top End roads, some of them are deep enough to cause serious damage to your vehicle.

Keep your vehicle on the bitumen, the shoulders are soft and boggy.
If your vehicle does happen to run off the sealed road, slow down and keep it straight before nursing it back onto the road – DO NOT try to steer it back onto the road hastily, rolling your vehicle could be the result!

Creeks and rivers can rise quickly, road conditions can change within minutes.

  • Approach floodways with caution.
  • Check the depth of the water and the strength of its flow.
  • Do not attempt to cross causeways if you’re in doubt.
  • Do not circumnavigate any road closure signs that might be in place!
  • Wait until the water drops again or take a safe detour.
  • Don’t put your life at risk or the life of people who might have to come to your rescue.
  • Listen to the locals.
  • Watch out for crocodiles! With high water levels they make regular roadside appearances.

Last but not least, make sure you understand the conditions of your contract with your hire car company. Insurance policies usually don’t cover water damage – you break it, you own it!

Risky Vehicle Recovery

Common sense prevailing, you will have a great time in Kakadu National Park during Gudjewg!

Fishing is one of the Territorians’ favourite pastimes this time of the year. Seek out one of the local fishing guides for a Top End fishing experience. The barras have started biting (other anglers’ lures, mine are just squeaky clean and washed), The floodplains truly deserve their names and are an awesome sight, even when you’re as hapless an angler as me.

A cruise, whether you choose the Yellow Water Cruise or the Guluymabi Cruise, is a “must do” if fishing doesn’t tickle your fancy. Floodplains, flooded Paperbark swamps, flowering Lotus lilies – it needs to be seen to be believed!

Magela Creek

For the more active travellers the Barrk walk beckons. Starting from the car park at Nourlangie Rock, this 12km walk is my absolutely favourite wet season walk! Take plenty of water, some snacks and leave no later than 9.00AM to beat the heat of the day. Climb to the top of the sandstone outlier following the orange markers and marvel at the rugged beauty of the stone country. I’m always on the lookout for the elusive and strikingly colourful Leichhardt grasshoppers that can only bee found in the wet season, feeding on the Pitirodia jamesii bushes, also a species endemic to stone country of the Arnhemland escarpment and its outliers.

Leichhardt Grasshopper

There are also a number of shorter and easier walks in the Nourlangie district, don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or contact us for more information!

There’s heaps to do in Kakadu during Gudjewg!

Bobo!
Anja


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