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Last day here, yesterday we drove out to Hootchery and sampled whiskey, rum and a ver nice choc/coffee liquor. There is so much water everywhere but you really can't get into it easily. Went out for a nice dinner at a bar a short walk from park
... some old disguised bunkers well outside the city which were used to store ammunition after the Japs first bombed the city. The display there explained about the pre-war expansion of Japan and debunked the idea that Japan ever had any intention of invading Australia. They were after Indonesian oil and bombed our ports so we and the Yanks couldn't stop them getting it. Then we proceeded to Stokes Hill Wharf and a nifty boat that took us around the ...
... The lookout is very grand and probably with good reason. On a good day, you can see the point where 5 rivers converge into the bay. I forget them all (King and Pentecost I recall). Dr Google or Prof Wikipedia will tell you. It wasn't a good day, so we couldn't quite see it all, but it was, nevertheless, a great view.
On the way in we stopped at the Grotto. A ...
... is a 54 km drive into the visitors centre. Only 14 km is owned by parks and wildlife. The road on that 14 km isn't too bad. The first 39 km on Mabel Downs station is very corrugated with potholes, high hill crests to get over and uneven ground. There are several creek crossings and one river crossing. So 4WD only. After leaving the van at the free camp, with a big chain around one wheel and ...
... their use by aboriginals and marvelling at the colour and
shape of the rock formations.
After banking, shopping and lunch at the van we had a short
trip out of town to the Sandalwood Factory, the Hoochery distillery and to the
Ivanhoe Crossing of the Lower Ord River, an historic man-made ford constructed
of hand-mixed concrete.
El Questro Day Trip - Tuesday 1 July.
Today we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPinctada Kimberley Grande Kununurra
Great pool heated frOm sun and comfortable. Nice dinner and breakfast
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