Fogg Dam - nature reserve

Trip Start Apr 29, 2011
Trip End Feb 29, 2012

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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Monday, June 27, 2011

It was not easy, but we finally left Darwin after 25 days stay. I think that starting from Darwin we relaxed more and enjoyed our holiday fully. Our next destination was Kakadu National Park.

On the way to Kakadu, we stepped in to Fogg Dam. It is a human made reserve created to harvest rice. They built a small wall to keep suitable amount of water for planting and harvesting rice. Now, the wall is just a road to get to the car park. The whole project collapsed after 10 years and what was left we can enjoy now. It is a large wetland area where birds gather and also crocodiles found their home. There is an observation platform where you can stay for hours and see birds, buffalos, feral pigs, snakes and crocodiles.

Actually there are two car park; one before the wall, second just after. However, as you see on the pictures, when we were there, there was a big crocodile in the neighbourhood and the wall (which is a walking track with lookouts or just a road) was closed for walking. Thus the only way to get to the second car park and viewing platform was in the car.

What happened later, Fogg Dam was only beginning of what we saw later …

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