Mount Borradaile is unique in that it is a small tourist venture on land that is leased from the Amarak people whose land lies just east of the East Alligator River. They no longer live in the area, but are involved with the camp – the traditional owners visit periodically and have input into the sites that are shown and the stories that are told. We’ll look at the indigenous side of things later on, but first I’d like to show you how things like in Sandstone Country after the Wet.
During the Dry, things are dusty, sandy, and frequently burnt.
However, after the Wet, things are rather green.
So green, in fact that there is a green tinge everywhere from herbs and various other ground covers.
And all the ground cover plants are blooming – the flowers are lovely and delicate.
Here are some native violets.
A kind of poppy.
And a type of heath flower.
All very beautiful to see. All unique to the Top End after the Wet season.