Galloping Jacks Katherine River
A great place to have a riverside BBQ and relax to the sound of
the Katherine River flowing past.
Located about 20 km from Katherine
off Florina Road (Down Cossack Rd) you will find another hidden
Gem of the Katherine River. Out here in Katherine's rural
community the Katherine River provides a set of rapids which end
in a plunge pool that you will usually find a few people dipping
a few fishing lines in.
A shady, rocky and sandy spot , you can
continue on downstream to find your own little piece of
countryside to relax in and watch the pristine Katherine River
flow past. ( You might even get to say g’day to canoeists
enjoying the River from the water).
There is another little
grassy spot about a kilometre down from Galloping Jacks called
Crystal Rapids, much the same peace and tranquility you would
expect in the Katherine Region outback.
Many an evening with the kids & a bbq, or a morning tea on the
picnic blanket and rarely a person about.
Make it you own for a few hours !
What's more, is that you can drive down into the
riverbed in a conventional vehicle or park up top and walk down from
the roadway .
Rough Directions- Down Zimin Drive (either from
Stuart Highway or from Vic Hwy (low level)), Down Florina Rd past
Florina Rd store (Go about 17kms all up?, past Ivanoff rd, then down
Cossack on the Left (actually there are only 2 bitumen roads on the
Left). Follow Cossack Road down around the bend and you will see the
turn off down into the riverbed past the second home). Look for the
sign on the gate (it is a well work track)