Riversleigh Cook’s Tour – Part 3

From above, the Riversleigh landscape seemed a bit uninspiring at first. It had none of the extraordinary coloured and shaped sandstone from Kakadu and Central Australia, or any extraordnary trees.

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It was only up close that I learned to appreciate the different species. The gums with their pale trunks – different from the ones found in the Red Centre.

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The acacia bushes, in bloom.

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And other unusual flora.

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But most common were the tuffs of spinifex. Sometimes they made eye-pleasing patterns on the hillside.

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