The cave makes the perfect home for a few hundred bats.
After searching a few bush tracks we find a beautiful camp site with nobody around for miles. It’s times like these we realise that although we love our caravan, we could easily trade it in for an off-road camper.
Windjana Gorge provides us with a magical morning hike. Unfortunately the doggies have to stay behind as I’m sure the locals wouldn’t hesitate gobbling them up.
This late in the dry season there is always the chance bush fires and unfortunately some fires started the week before and are still burning. All of the gorges and camp grounds in the King Leopold Conservation Park are closed so we have to skip a lot of what we were looking forward to exploring.
We trepidatiously make our way down the track to Adcock Gorge, watching the plumes of smoke bellow up behind the ridge. Feeling uneasy, but trusting our gut we push on. Molly is easily mistaken for a miniature mountain goat by the way she navigates her way up and over the rocky trail.
Arriving at the gorge we are awe struck, firstly by the sight of this little oasis, secondly by the cheeky cheeks of an older couple just slipping in for a skinny dip.
The Barnett River Gorge makes the perfect home for a couple of nights. Being over 40 degrees, hanging out with the dogs between the rock pools and trickling waterfalls is the perfect way to escape the heat. With not a soul nearby, the serene sounds and energy put us into a meditation without even trying.
To top it off we spend a couple of days relaxing in the majestic Manning Gorge. Hiking to the falls, swimming laps of the 300m long water hole to chilling, reading a book or taking a nap on the white sandy beach. We would be no happier at five star resort.
Galvans Gorge provides a blissful morning meditating with the cheerful birds, sunning water monitor lizards and bubbling water.