According to some, Australia’s Top End has two seasons – the wet and the dry. Typically the dry season has been the major tourist season, however the wet season (November – March) is without doubt the more spectacular season and despite old beliefs and tradition, is actually a very comfortable time to travel to the Top End.
In the Wet season, the beauty of Nitmiluk Gorge really comes into its own, with its many waterfalls in full flow, the river high and flowing, and a lush rich green takes over the landscape. The weather features impressive electrical storms, sun showers, and warm - but not uncomfortably humid days. When the rains come, so much more the native wild life becomes active. Rain brings the frogs and other reptiles which in turn bring the smaller birds. Kangaroos and other mammals are more active, enjoying the lush greenery. The many rock pools have been flushed out and are crystal clear and perfect for swimming.
Even more of a drawcard is the fact that while the locals enjoy the Top End during the Wet, the beauty of the region at this time of year is still a well kept secret. As such there are no crowds, swimming in the seclusion of your own private rock pool with no one else around is more than possible, it is almost guaranteed.
No crowds, no waiting, no big tour groups, and the stunning scenery of the Top End in all its wet season glory – why would you want to travel at any other time!