Got up way before dawn to go on the dawn cruise on Katherine Gorge. Wow. This is a spectacular place. Much bigger than Lawn Hill. The rock walls rise up 20 metres on all sides and are made up of 'blocks' of red, orange, white and yellow. The colours changed as the sun came up, being darker reds in the beginning, fading to yellow and white once the sun was well up. We had a local guide who explained some of the important cultural stuff, like places where he won't swim because that's where the rainbow serpent rests. There were lots of people in the gorge by the time we got back - canoes, other boats, buses of tourists. It's pretty busy.
I've put up a selection of photos.
Then we stopped at the museum where they explained the history from 1800 million years ago. I always find that geological perspective very interesting. There was also the aboriginal history and the European history (all 100 years of it!)
Claudia and I went back to the gorge in the afternoon and did one of the walks up to an excellent lookout over the gorge. J and A rode their bikes into Katherine to post letters. We all had a swim and I did some laundry and we got ready to leave in the morning.