Kimberley and Top End in April

We have visited the Kimberley area in April this year (2011). We left Darwin just after the cyclone watch was lifted and went down to Kakadu, driving in through plenty of water. We went for a cruise and part of the cruise was on the water that covered the roads! When we left, the road into Kakadu from Darwin was closed, under a lot of water.

Next was Katherine, where again we sailed down the gorges - this time in a jet boat over rapids where normally you would walk from gorge to gorge.

We left Katherine to drive to Broome, following the roads as they were opened. In fact, the road to Halls Creek only opened in the morning we set off and when we got to Halls Creek at tea time we were told that the road to Fitzroy had only been opened 10 minutes before we arrived.

We had a great trip. Of course we saw the area in a very different light to most of the dry season travellers. The waterfalls were all in full flow, the rivers were in full flood and the area was very green. We had to drive through plenty of water, make sure we crossed the bridges whilst they were open, etc.

We finally arrived in Broome to glorious sunshine having had a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

We found your website and newsletters very interesting and of great help. Many thanks for everything, and we hope all continues to go well with you.

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