Day 133 – 25/9/2019 on a Midlife Adventure.

Time to explore one of Australia’s best national parks, Litchfield National Park.

Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park

Starting out the Bamboo Creek Tin Mine I explored how they extracted the Tin from the mountains.

They had a bush fire in Litchfield in August 2019 and that can still clearly be seen. Thankfully they were able to save the historic buildings but much of the vegetation has been burnt out.

The side effect is that the ferns look really unusual.

Then it was off to the Wangi Falls where you can have a swim in the large pool and at 33 degrees at 10am it was tempting but I knew I had a big day ahead.

Wangi Falls

I then made my way to the Blyth Homestead the journey in was rough and in parts worse than anything I have travelled on so far.

The homestead was an outstation for Stapleton Homestead and I think built for short people.

Blyth Homestead

It was then off to Tolmer Falls and the viewing platform.

Tolmer Falls

The view down the valley was also very good.

It was then the journey to The Lost City. Sandstone Pillars that look like an ancient civilisation had long since destroyed buildings.

The journey in was also a bumpy one, so bumpy that the UHF Arial fell off, thankfully it just became loose unlike the PDR on the way to the cape.

Florence Falls

Making my way back towards Batchelor, NT I stopped in at the very popular Florence Falls. There is 120 steps in and I’m guessing the same returning so I didn’t go down the bottom as I didn’t have my bathers with me.

So as the sun sets on another beautiful day on this Midlife Adventure I prepare to move on in the journey.