To visit the Nitmiluk National Park and cruise the Katherine River, in Australia’s Northern Territory near the town of Katherine, has long been a dream of mine and I was thrilled to at last get to do it as part of the recent trip I had. The gorge is in five parts and we got to do the first two, which are rated as the best. It was a two hour cruise and our skipper was a Spaniard named Manuel who came from Barcelona!! He was great – told us he came out here for a holiday seven years ago, fell totally in love with this river and has been here more or less ever since.
Gorges are a big feature of our Top End and on this river they are impressive indeed.
I was using my Sony DSC R1 in aperture priority with the lens at as wide an angle as possible (24 mm only on my camera)


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  • saxonfenken
    saxonfenkenalmost 4 years ago

    Impressive peter, it must have bee a real thrill to be able to take such a trip

  • Crikey, that was quick! Thanks mate and it was indeed a thrill – something I never ever thought I would get to do. I also took some video of this cruise and that really does re-live it for me!

    – georgieboy98

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Peter. I have been here during the time we lived in Darwin in 83

  • Thanks very much Gabrielle. It was a highlight of our two week tour, for sure.
    Take care

    – georgieboy98

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    I guess it is! Nice one!

  • Many thanks David. It was a VERY spectacular cruise!

    – georgieboy98

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank YOU Polly.

    – georgieboy98

  • geoffgrattan
    geoffgrattanalmost 4 years ago

    Well done again peter, regards geoff

  • Good on ya Geoff. Many thanks indeed.

    – georgieboy98

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    It’s beautiful Peter !!! hugs xx ☺♥

  • Glad you like it Evita – thanks very much. To actually DO this cruise was a dream come true!

    – georgieboy98

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    Chuck some clouds in mate. LOL.

  • LOL – from the photo point of view they would be great, for sure. But a couple of days later we had enough clouds to last us a LONG time!

    – georgieboy98

  • danita clark
    danita clarkalmost 4 years ago

    I love love ! the Gorge and its majestic beauty, such a wonderful experience and one everyone can draw from ! Great image .

  • Thanks Danita. This was definitely a major highlight for us. I took a lot of video here and that gives a far better idea of what it’s REALLY like.

    – georgieboy98

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