Experience : Gregory National Park & Victoria River

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Gregory Tree

 

Gregory National Park is one of the largest national parks in the Northern Territory, covering about 13,000 square kilometres of area.  To gain awareness of the park’s unique cultural heritage, the traditional owners have requested that it be called Judburra National Park.  From 2011, Gregory National Park will be dual named for 10 years before officially becoming Judbarra National Park.

 

We checked out Gregory’s Tree, which is where Baines carved Gregory’s arrival and departure dates into a large boab tree.  We also did the quick Calcite Flow Walk and admired the stromatolites and sharp rock formations.

 

 

There are a few 4WD tracks, one of which is only 20km long but took us about 3 hours to traverse, much to Juz’s dismay.  The road was full of sharp, rocky ridges that ran diagonally across the road so the Troopy was bouncing and bobbing like a boat.  To make matters worse, the sun was on the passenger side and the only way to prevent herself from getting heat stroke was to use her shirt as a shade cloth, which meant that the window needed to be wound up to fix the shirt into place.  It was the longest 3 hours of her life…

 

 

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