Kimberley – Charnley River Station

Charnley station is mainly used as a cattle station, but there is also a nice friendly campground and unexpectedly gorges.

Charnley station slouzi predevsim jako chovna stanice krav, pavich ok a mozna jeste par dalsich zivocichu, momentalne je tam ale I kempoviste a necekane “gorges” neboli skalnata jezirka a vodopady.



The turn off from Gibb river road is 42km to the campground. There are several gates on the way and hundred cows of all matters. Some of them stay still on the road, some playfully cross the road and some males tried to attack Zoe. Fortunately the driver was alert and we managed to escape in time :).

We arrived to the campground early in the morning. All sprinklers were in use and grass was heavenly green. After paying the gorge fees we were off another 30km off road to the furthest gorge.

The gorge consisted of 2 lovely pools with no people near us! We extended the walk and hoped on the rocks to another fall.
After that we needed to return as the track was quite rough and partly occupied by cows. We stopped at another pools to have a dinner by sunset and returned to the camp where the owners were already expecting us.

We left tired from driving but happy. Not many tourists visit this place which makes it special and it made us appreciative of the nature even more :).

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Odbocka z Gibb river road znaci 42km do tabora. Cestou oteviram nekolik bran a potkavame kravy, telata I bejky vsemoznych barev i povah. Nekteri stoji na silnici a ani se nehnou, jinni hrave skotaci pres silnici a nekteri bejci se dokonce zabejcene rozbihaji na Zoe, ale nastesti ridic je bystry a Zoina vyhrava :).

Dorazime do tabora brzo rano, dum pani domaci je jak rajska zahrada v pousti. Vsude jedou odstrikovace diky kterym je trava vsude okolo domu neuveritelne syte zelena a clovek se tam jednodusse citi dobre, jako doma :).

Po zaplaceni “povoleni” na gorges (plati se protoze tyto prirodni skvosty jsou precejenom na soukromem pozemku) vyrazime dalsich 30km nezpevnenou cestu k prvni a nejvzdalenejsi gorgi skladajici se ze 2 malebnych jezirek. Vezmeme zirafu a celou oblast dukladne po kamenech “proskaceme” az k dalsimu vodopadu.

Moc casu nam nezbyva a cesta terenem je narocna a v usecich blokovana stady krav a tak stihame jen jednu dalsi rychlou zastavku a pri zapadu slunce povecerime a vracime se do tabora, kde uz nas pani domaci starostlive vyhlizi.
Na teto lokalite je nejlepsi, ze mate veskere jezirka a vodopady pro sebe! Potkali jsme pouze jedno auto a to jeste jenom na ceste.

V nasledujicich dnech poprve rozdelame ohen a kochame se jeho krasou a silou a taky si konecne odpocineme chvili od rizeni a naferovku to zakempime. Zavesime houpaci sit a cteme si :).

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