After experiencing the Bungles the drive to Parry Creek Tourist Park was just sensational. Arriving at the park again we had the luxury of picking our own spot so the shady trees became our home for the next 3 nights.
The park is well set out and is huge, beautiful gardens, boab trees and a creek running behind it, it has a tree top walk way which leads over the creek and to several cabins on stilts, good because the crocs have been known to visit!
The bird life is amazing and we have come accustomed to the beautiful Kites, Ibis of varying types, Masked lapwings,Willies,Butcher Birds, Cootes and variety of very busy Finches as our neighbours and guests along the way. And unfortunatley the ugly Cane Toad. Cane Toads 0 - Alida 4!!
We ventured along the Old Halls Creek Road, which is not maintained anymore - such a shame as it is a beautiful drive still having sections of the old cobble stones, it is very overgrown and some creek crossing tricky with one completely gone and now an obstacle course to get through.
Wyndham is a odd place sort of divided into 3 sections but we headed up the very winding and steep incline to the 5 Rivers Lookout ( I actually drove up and down for those who have done it will appreciate the road) the view is quite spectacular but a shame that the echoing sound of the reversing big loader from the Nickel site down below took the ambience of the environment away. None the less a marvel stretch of land and water.
Saw the big Croc, no photo shoot had too many of our locals surrounding it and so it will be impregnated in my mind and my dreams forever LOL.
Next was the Grotto - 140 manmade / natural steps down to the base, picturesque and the waterhole is very pretty unfortunately water stagnate and no waterfall.
That climb and slight slip down there had me flat on my back for the next day and as we headed for Kununurra the day after I was not Happy Jan!
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Alida and Mal