A walk in the park

WALK IN THE PARK: Walk some of the amazing tracks around the Katherine region with a Ranger.
WALK IN THE PARK: Walk some of the amazing tracks around the Katherine region with a Ranger.

Have you always wanted to trek the gorge but have been too afraid to go it alone?

Parks and Wildlife Commission are running their “Walk in the Park” program again this year. 

Ranger Clare Pearce said finding your feet out on a walking track for the very first time can be a bit daunting.

“Joining a Walk in the Park gives people all the support and encouragement they need to take that first big step,” Ranger Pearce said. 

“Taking a Walk in the Park is also a great way to de-stress from the week before, get your weekly dose of nature and reset for the week ahead, all our walks this year take in amazing views which are great photo opportunities” Ms Pearce said.

The series kicks off in April and will continue until September with walks taking in a number of different Parks and Reserves in Katherine. 

The free program suits first-time-hikes but also offers new insights for experienced walkers. 

All participants will need to be able to walk at least three kilometres over an uneven track and carry their own water and snacks for the day.

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

Also on offer is the chance to discover amazing plants, spend time watching the birds, gaze at incredible views, all while making new friends along the way.

Katherine Region

Baruwei Loop Track Katherine Gorge – April 8

3.7 lm loop, level moderate

Leliyn Loop Track Leliyn/Edith Falls – May 21

2.6 km loop, level moderate

Northern Rockhole, Jatbula Trail Katherine George – June 24

7 km return, level moderate

Windolf Walk, Pat’s Lookout and Jedda’s Rock Katherine Gorge – July 9

7 km hike, level moderate

Long Hole Pool, Leliyn/Edith Falls – August 12

4.6 km return, level moderate

To book or for more information please contact: 8973 8865 or email clare.pearce@nt.gov.au