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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)

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