09-13/07/2017 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Day 1 - Visitors' Centre to Smitt Rock

Early morning on the track

Pat's Lookout

View from Jedda's Rock

Rocky outcrops

Back above the gorge

Rock shelf on the way to the Lily Ponds

Looking down on the Lily Ponds from the top of the falls

Rachel on the steep descent to the Lily Ponds

Swimming at the Lily Ponds

Lily Ponds waterfalls

Climbing out of the Lily Ponds

Lily Ponds Creek above the falls

At the turnoff to Smitt Rock

Narrow ledge near the Smitt Rock Campsite

Scrambling down to the river at Smitt Rock

Rachel at Smitt Rock

Pioneering a new way back up to the campsite

Collecting water from the creek

Smitt Rock campsite

Port at sunset

Palm Tree


Katherine Gorge by moonlight

Day 2 - Smitt Rock to Eighth Gorge


Smitt Rock

Ready to head off to Eighth Gorge

On of the often hard to spot track markers

Not much of a track!

Descending through rough country

Kapok flower

High above the gorge

Long descent to a creek crossing

Termite mound

Burnt out country near Eighth Gorge

Heading off for a side trip to check out rock art in the Jawoyn Valley

Rachel at one of the art overhangs

Another art overhang

Rock art

Rock art

Following our noses toward the creek

We find a great pool - shame we haven't brought lunch with us!

Following the "canned" route!

Top of the waterfall at Eighth Gorge

Eighth Gorge

Pool and waterfall at Eighth Gorge campsite

Pool reflections

Eighth Gorge campsite

Great happy hour spot - shame that the crows are currently demolishing our dinner back at camp!

Happy hour

Lone swimmer