Day 57: Cutta Cutta Caves.
After an easy morning, we decide to check out Cutta Cutta Caves, located about 30+kms south of Katherine.
When we arrive, we are surprised that it costs a pretty penny, so our expectations are high.
The 12 o'clock tour begins and we walk the 750m to the mouth of the cave, to meet our guide. It's a big group, so I decide to hang at the back...and I'm glad I did.
The Cutta Cutta Caves are unique, in that they are dry caves, whereas others, such as Wombeyan and Jenolan, are wet.
Inside it's beautiful. Stalactites and stalagmites glitter away, putting on display all their adornments. The cave has an interesting history, involving its discovery, the war and it's eventual national park listing.
These caves are enjoyable and fascinating.
Back at Springvale, we wander the property and meet the local freshwater croc, Elvis. Whilst at the spring, the boys try to catch turtles.
We check out the Katherine River and read the history of the homestead and it's original property.
The sun begins to set, so we walk up the road to a high spot, which happens to be the railway where the Ghan crosses, and watch a magnificent sunset.
It's a beautiful ending to our time in Katherine, which we have thoroughly enjoyed.