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Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, NT


Discover a pristine paradise when you visit Lorella Springs Wilderness Park.

Lorella Springs Wilderness Park is owned by the Walker family. The park itself is a one-million-acre former cattle station of largely unspoilt wilderness facing the Limmen Bight, dotted with billabongs, thermal springs, waterfalls and bird-filled wetlands.

Eighty natural springs have been identified on the property, and they are claimed to flow through the subterranean waterways from New Guinea to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

This makes Lorella the best and safest place to swim on the gulf, with a range of croc-free hot and cold springs, waterfalls, deep plunge pools and everything in between.

The property is bordered by national park on two sides, the Limmen Bight of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Aboriginal land. These days, the property is used primarily as a tourism venture, with the bulk of inward traffic coming through the main gates, plus an airstrip for fly-in visitors.

Waterfalls at the park

There are still about 1000 head of cattle behind wire, with a periodic muster to round up the wild cleanskins that wander on to the property.

The Walker family has cut 4WD tracks to help adventurers explore the attractions on offer. Visitors can drive the Billabong Loop around Rosie Creek, paddle the canoe at Flying Fox Swamp, climb the Tawallah Range for spectacular views, and walk a few feet off the beach to scoop up massive mud crabs or haul in a sizeable barramundi.


- Park amenities include meals, bar, gas barbecues, camp kitchen and fuel.

- April-June is when the waterfalls are at their best, June-August is the main tourist season, and September and after is best for fishing.

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