This little trail near Agnes Water in Queensland is an absolute delight!
Location: roughly 2km south of Agnes Water, Queensland
Accessibility: Boardwalks and stepping stones, not accessible for wheelchairs and prams.
Although it is only 400m in length this trail will not disappoint. The trail follows a series of boardwalks and stepping stones to allow you to explore the wetlands without disturbing the vegetation. Along with the gorgeous paperbark trees, you'll find lots of birdlife and butterflies hanging out amongst the growth, it's pretty darn special!
To reach the trail head head south on Springs Road from the town of Agnes Water for roughly 2.5km and lookout for the large Reedy Creek reserve sign on the right hand side of the road.
The trail is close by to the Red Rock Trail. Another good walk in the Agnes Water region!
The walk down to the base of the falls is called the Djyinda walk. It's 3.2km in length and delightfully* steep! I mean, makes sense, the falls are almost 300m in height and the hike starts at that level and descends to the base. With that in mind, be prepared to engage your quads on the way down, and get a little out of breath on the way back up! The track surface is unstable in parts so I'd suggest having a fair amount of fitness, or at least allowing yourself plenty of time.
Check out my activity on Strava below for more in depth stats on the hike.
*If hiking up steep sh*t is your thing
Bitter Springs is home to the bluest water I have ever seen, and that my friends, is not an over-exaggeration. Bitter Springs is located in the Northern Territory in Elsey National Park, 120km south of Katherine. Bitter Springs are close to Mataranka and although this is a long way from everything, it’s worth it.
The water is a balmy 34 degrees all year round making it a very comfortable temperature to spend a lot of time in.
The water flows steadily downstream, meaning you can hop in at one end, float along to the other end, and hop out. There is often a lot of crew doing laps on pool noodles and others with snorkels checking out the resident turtles.
For the hiking and walking nerds out there like myself, it is worth noting that there is a little loop trail at the springs also. It's only 500m or so in length but worth checking out to see the springs from all angles.
When we visited Bitter Springs we stayed at Bitter Springs Camping and Cabins. Upon last check, it was $30 for an unpowered site and $35 for power. The campground is a 500m walk from the springs and has everything you need, including frozen mango for purchase, this is a bloody delightful treat on a hot day.
As always read the signage and check the NT Parks website before diving in as the swimming holes are closed seasonally due to crocodile management. Yes, that's right, I said crocodile management.
Check if the springs are open here
G'day I'm Bec
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