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Windjana Gorge | Northern Territory, Australia

Location

Australia
17° 24' 30.0132" S, 124° 56' 44.5452" E
AU
Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge - Photo: Frank Flanagan

The gorge was formed by the Lennard River having eroded away a  2 mi (3.5 km) section of the Napier Range. The range was formed over 300 million years ago and is composed of Devonian limestone. The gorge is over  328 ft (100 m) wide and the walls are between 98 ft (30 m) and 33 ft (10 m) in height.

The area is a popular tourist destination and can be easily hiked through in the dry season. The gorge has permanent waterholes and supports a habitat of monsoonal vegetation. Freshwater crocodiles are known to frequent the area.

The river flows freely through the gorge during the wet season but during the dry season (between May and September) it becomes a series of pools surrounded by trees and shrubs. Some of the vegetation found along the river banks include paperbarks, cadjebuts, native fig trees and leichhardt trees.

More infos: Wikipedia 1, Wikipedia 2

Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge - Photo: gtrain

Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge - Photo: Lentibulariaceae

Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge - Photo: Justin Pickering

Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge - Photo: John Spieker

SUBMITTED ON 05.25.2015.