Waterfall Wednesday and Hump Day Huts

Welcome to todays edition of Waterfall Wednesday and Hump day Huts. Today we are taking a sneak peek from the Northern Territory for both todays waterfall and hut. Our waterfall is from the amazing Kakadu National Park in the north of the NT. Twin Falls is a little off the main tourist trail being accessible via a 4wd journey followed by a boat shuttle ride then some rock clambering and finally a boardwalk to these impressive falls. The falls are where the South Alligator River plunge 150 metres down the rock face into a deep pool bordered by a serene beach.

Twin Falls in the amazing Kakadu National Park

Our hut today is a bit different and not your usual mountain type hut. Staying in the beautiful Northern Territory’s Top End and about 600 kilometres south of Darwin is the remote settlement of Roper Bar. Here is in isolated pocket are the remains of the historic Roper Bar Police Station. Roper Bar incidentally was the spot where intrepid explorer Ludwig Leichardt crossed the Roper River in 1845 during his epic Brisbane to Port Essington expedition. Today not much remains of the old police outstation except a couple historic buildings including the original cells.

One of two only intact buildings that remain at the historic Roper Bar Police Outstation
The original cell still remains at the historic Roper Bar Police Outstation

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks edition of Waterfall Wednesday and Hump Day Huts. Stay tuned as this weeks edition of Sunday Shorts will be focussing on somewhere in the incredible Top End.

Chris and Sandra

Mountain Shack Travels

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