Known variously as Victoria River, Victoria River Crossing and
Victoria River Inn, this is an isolated settlement on the highway
between Darwin (NT) and Kununurra and Wyndham (WA) that serves as a
gateway to the north west corner of the Northern Territory.
Location: 194 km west of Katherine; 282 km east of the NT and WA border, 294 km east of Kununurra on the Victoria Highway.
Things To See and Do
The Vic is a mecca for fishing and produces some of the
Territory’s best and biggest Barramundi. They can be caught all
year round but the best time is on a neap tide, between the months of
March to late May-coinciding with the end of the monsoon season.It is
VERY important to remember that Estuarine Crocodiles inhabit this area,
so please observe all safety signs.
Escarpment Lookout Walk
Located just west of the Victoria River Crossing, this short walk is
steep in sections and provides panoramic views of the soaring red rocky
escarpments of the Victoria River Valley.
Joe Creek Walk
A 90 minute walk of moderate grade, it ascends to the base of the
escarpment and to a breathtaking view. Aboriginal rock art can be
viewed at a site along the walk, and a barbecue, picnic tables and
toilet are provided. Day use only.
Gregory National Park
Covers an area of about 13,000km sq and features spectacular gorge
scenery, rare wildlife species, and significant traces of Aboriginal
culture, European exploration and pastoral history. It is divided into
2 sections – the Victoria river sector in the east and the
Gregory sector in the west. The Victoria river sector is near the
Victoria river crossing and winds through 250 meter high tablelands,
creating dramatic red cliffs. The large Gregory sector lies just
outside Timber Creek.
In the Gregory sector, Limestone Gorge provides a superb
photographic opportunities. Also of interest is the old cattle property
outstation, Bullita Homestead, with its traditional timber stockyards.
Facilities at both Bullita and Limestone gorge camping areas include
BBQ’s, picnic tables and pit toilets.
Keep River National Park
Entry to this park is 3km east of the Northern Territory and Western
Australian border. There are some excellent bushwalking tracks that
explore the rugged terrain of sandstone formations that are similar in
structure to the Bungle Bungles, including the Keep River Gorge and
some Aboriginal art sites.
Short-eared rock wallabies, white-quilled rock pigeons and sandstone
shrike thrush are some of the interesting animals that inhabit this
area. Two camping areas are provided within the park. Drinking water is
available at Jarnem campground and 2kms from the Ranger Station. No