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Barramundi Gorge and sunset vibes in NT

23/02/2018

Happy-almost-weekend, people! 😉

We had quite a few sunny days here in Bergen this week, so it definitely works in my favour. Aaaand…I want to give myself a pat on the back, because this will be my third post in a week on le blog, and I couldn’t be more happy about it!

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Today, I want to share the second part of our day in Kakadu National park – where we went exploring a number of beautiful places. You can catch up with the first part here.

After soaking up the sun and enjoying natural pools in Gunlom Falls, we decided to drive back with several stops along the way. When we were checking places of interest, Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) caught our attention. It was supposed to be another beautiful place with the possibility of taking a dip in its refreshing waters. We took a turn to Maguk on the Kakadu Highway, and enjoyed (:D) 12 kilometres of unsealed road (better known as the grater, haha). At the end of the road, there’s a parking spot and a walking track that leads you to the gorge. We were a bit hesitant about this tour as the rain clouds started rolling over, but we decided to go with the flow. And I’m glad we did! The place was completely empty – we were the only ones there, and it made the experience even more special. The path that we took winds through the tropical savannah, then along the river changing into a rocky track. And of course, there were signs of water safety everywhere and that crocodiles inhabit the area. Yikes! We did not see any (phew), but were annoyed by hundreds of flies (and that is one thing you can’t avoid in the Australian Outback). So when we reached the place, we enjoyed it for a while (did not swim, though) and saw some curious fishes and tiny frogs everywhere. We also got to see our very first and very alive kangaroo! It was such an amazing feeling, because she jumped right in front of us as we were heading back to the car.

    

While driving back, we thought that the clouds that rolled in, will be a nice addition to the sunset – so G. had an idea to find a hill and watch the sunset from there. He spotted a hill near the road, and I knew that nothing  will stop him or change his mind at this moment (I mentioned the fact that there might be snakes, or something, but he just said to watch my step :D). So we rushed to the top just to witness this… Let me tell you – that sunset was so beautiful that it’s imprinted in my mind forever. For those few moments you can stand still and enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer.

I recommend it to everyone!


Love, V.

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