Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lovely Litchfield!

 
No sewing this week as it is the school holidays here and we decided to visit Litchfield Park across the border in the Northern Territory. All our previous trips to Darwin have just been a rush to get to the shops and movies but this trip we decided to meet up with Darren's folks in the sleepy hollow that is Batchelor, make that our base and do a mix of Litchfield sights and shopping! Above is Wangi Falls. So nice we visited it twice! The water was crystal clear.

  
Tolmer Falls was seen from the viewing platform as see that little black hole at the bottom of the falls? Home to several colonies of rare Ghost Bats and Orange Horseshoe Bats apparantly.

Our favourite spot though was a place called Buley Rockhole. A series of waterfalls and rock-holes were you could wander down away from everyone else and find your own little pool. Which was good cause guess who forgot to pack their bathers??! It was cold when we left Kununurra! Didn't think we'd be swimming in the dry season!

Just had to include this photo. Now we know were the girls and Daz get their camera face from!

The other big attraction at Litchfield is Florence Falls. It was very busy here.

The park is also famous for these Magnetic Termite Mounds. The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun.

In typical Aussie fashion, we had to take the shots of child trying to push over giant termite mound.

 
And also the shot of the whole family in front of the termite mound.

We also visited Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.

They had a great reptile display, including this water monitor that was itching to get out of his enclosure.

 
And lots and lots of crocodiles including this one who was the same length as our boat, 4.9 metres! But now we are back home and I have a week of sewing time stretched out in front of me!

4 comments:

Cass said...

I'm reading this blog post Helen and realizing that one of our crafty friends Fiona that comes to our craft group here is holidaying in exactly the same spot as you and they were there last week too. She is doing a blog of their travels http://ocean2outback.blogspot.com.au/ I think she was at SIT in Sydney. Looks like you are having a great time

upstateLisa said...

how fun!!!

Cindy said...

I want to go there! I'm usually a homebody, but your pictures make me want to get a passport and travel the world.

Poppyprint said...

See? That is where sane people go to visit crocodiles.