Lots Wife & Marlong Arch

On our 3rd day here we drove the western section of the park and started with a visit to the Marlong Plain.

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From there we stopped next at Lot’s Wife which is an impressive sandstone pillar in the middle of the bush.

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Next was Kookaburra Cave with an interesting array of indigenous art & carving. See if you can work out why it’s called Kookaburra Cave.

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Another few kms down the track is the Marlong Arch which is a great example of what wind and rain can do to sandstone.

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From there we stopped in to check out Dargonelly Rock Hole Campground. It was not as large as West Branch but easily room for the maximum of 7 groups the NP website states. It was a little more exposed than West Branch but would also see a little more sun in the afternoon. Had a couple of sandwiches while we were there and 2 lots of grey nomads pulled in towing caravans. One was a Royal Flair offroad spec and the other was an onroad van towed by a Ford Territory. The people with the onroad van looked a little nervous when they opened the door on the van and you could see the look of relief when they came back out so I assume nothing much had broken/shaken loose.

After lunch we were all feeling lazy (too many sub zero nights) so we jumped back in the car and headed back to camp.