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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Gorgeous Gorge

A cache by bubblensqueak
Hidden : 2/26/2011
In Northern Territory, Australia
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Covering more than 292,000 hectares, Nitmiluk National Park is located north-east of Katherine. Its northern edge borders Kakadu National Park and shares the magnificent Arnhem Land escarpment. Nitmiluk is home to the spectacular Katherine Gorge, a series of 13 sandstone gorges carved over thousands of years by the Katherine River. The impressive gorge walls and white sandy beaches can be explored on foot, by canoe or on a cruise and are stunning from the air on a scenic helicopter flight. The Nitmiluk Visitors Centre, located at the start of the first gorge, is adjacent to a serene picnic area. Previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park, the Park was handed back to the local Aboriginal people and renamed Nitmiluk, meaning 'Cicada Place'. The Park is jointly managed by the Northern Territory Government and the Jawoyn people in accordance with traditional Jawoyn law. Aboriginal culture is strong in the area and there are many Aboriginal rock art sites dotted throughout the Park. There are many adventure activities on offer in Nitmiluk National Park. It is a haven for nature lovers, with its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls and lush gorges providing an abundance of flora and fauna. During the Dry, roughly from April to October, the Katherine Gorge waters are placid in most spots and ideal for swimming and canoeing. There may be freshwater crocodiles in parts of the river but, unlike their saltwater cousins, they rarely attack unless cornered and provoked. Park your car at the car park at S 14.18.843 E 132.25.382 & proceed up the walking track for about 20 minutes to the lookout. You will encounter quite a lot of steps to get to the top of the gorge so a reasonable degree of fitness is required & it is recommended that you take something to drink & sun protection as well. You have the option of doing the round circuit back to the information center but turning off to the car park before reaching the info center. This will take well over an hour or you can retrace your steps from GZ back to the car park if you can’t spare as much time. The cache container is an ammo tin that should be quite easy to find. Please be mindful of muggles when retrieving the cache & make sure that the cache is not left visible when you return it to its hide. Enjoy this beautiful place & don’t forget that there are a few other caches nearby to discover if you haven’t already. free counters

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pyrsg va gur ebpxf

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 8/26/2014 3:36:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:36 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum