Travelling along the Victoria Highway toward the Western Australia border, we stopped overnight at the Victoria River Roadhouse. Just driving here gives you a sense of the great country which occupies Gregory National Park: towering escarpments that shadow the valley through which you travel, a reminder of how much the land has been erroded over time.
Through this particular valley runs the Victoria river. We discovered a great hike near here which gets you a grand view of the landscape: the aptly named Escapment Hike.
Length: 3.0km return
Time: Allow 2 hours for looking around (best to see sunset from the top)
Provisions: take water and a snack for the top. It’s a fairy steep ascent so you’ll use the water quick enough.
The hike itself is relatively easy; three kilometres to the top and back. The track takes you up around 240 metres over three levels of escarpment and through ancient water paths in the rock.
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From the top of the escarpment your treated to some excellent views as the sun sets.
Thanks for looking.
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