Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kalpowar Crossing campground

Two nights in Lakeside National Park at Kalpowar Crossing campground was wonderful. This campsite is on the Normanby River. It is also the access point to Cape Melville. A causeway/weir crossing is the beginning of this track. The deep weir section of the river is home to a resident saltwater crocodile. A old guy who has been coming here for forty years had a boat from which he was fishing for barramundi.

He told us a story about a young man in a canoe that was trying to film a crocodile in the lower pool below the cascades. He was taken by that croc due to the raw piece of met he was dangling in the water by a string in an effort to entice it.

There was a lovely walk around the lagoons and waterways, that Peter and I took.


We didn't see very much wildlife, unfortunately, but we saw how the area would look when fully flooded by the wet.

From here we went to Archer's Roadhouse.


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