As I gathered the photos for this blog post, I realised that there is less then a week of trip travels left to blog about! This combined with the fact that Karen Camper was driven away by somebody else last week, (she sold only 2 days after we listed her on Gumtree!) means I am feeling a little sad that our trip really is coming to a very ‘official’ end. I am reminding myself though, that as my mum-in-law Gayel said to me last week, “if you hold on to one adventure too long, you will never have another”, and she is exactly right.
Ok, so now just a little entry about the beautiful Emma Gorge. After we packed up and followed the grader out of El Questro Station
we headed about half an hour down the road to Emma Gorge, which is also still a part of the El Questro Wilderness Park. There is no camping at Emma Gorge, but there is a lovely resort with tented cabins, a restaurant and big swimming pool. We arrived there at about 8am and quickly headed off to walk in to the Gorge to try and beat the heat. It was a pretty tough walk in and seemed to take us forever, but it was probably only a bit over an hour in. The kids did really well again, managing the rocky path and the boulder hopping/scrambling that is required just before you get to the waterfall at the end of the gorge.
The beautiful swimming hole and waterfall at the end was worth the walk in! We all were hot and sweaty so stripped right off, jumped in and got the biggest shock – the water was FREEZING cold!! We had been given the hot tip however, to head over to the rocks on the right where a lovely warm spring was so we all huddled in there. We were even lucky enough to have the place to ourselves for a little while!
This was our final stop along the Gibb River Road and definitely one we wouldn’t have missed!! Has anybody else visited Emma Gorge on their travels? Did you like it?