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Windjana Gorge | The Kimberley
Fancy seeing loads of crocs up close? No, it’s not a scene from Alligator – these ‘freshies’ are more inclined to sun themselves than eat you.
Windjana Gorge is home to a resident population of 70-plus wild freshwater crocodiles, and as the waterholes dry up, the crocodiles soak up the
sun – so you can get up close and personal (not too close, though). Perfect for nature lovers and great for photography, the gorge has been carved
out of the Napier Range by the Lennard River. You’ll also find corellas and many other birds and a colony of fruit bats. This ancient reef system is
also said to be regarded by geologists as a classic feature of world geology. Windjana Gorge National Park is 145km from Derby.
TIP Don’t swim with the crocs – while they won’t eat you, they do have sharp teeth and they do bite. Not pleasant. While you’re there, take a
stroll (about 500m or so) to Bandingan Rock and check out a variety prehistoric crustaceans embedded in the limestone wall.
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