The only reason why I took this trek was because I was keen on seeing the fireflies and also because it was my first night trek.
Fireflies are beetles with wings that are found in abundance in the tropical and temperate climates. They are attributed with a unique organ situated in their lower abdomen, which emits light.
They are found on trees and they all shine together. I wondered what this could be about. I also thought to myself that what if they're looking at us and trying to say "Hello Bitches". It was only when I came back from the trek and read that light is an important feature of their existence and they use it for communication. So maybe that is what they were trying to say for real 😋😉 Haha!
But keeping that aside, it is a beautiful trek in the dark, where you use a torch to figure your way out. You see fireflies on trees around you and that's what keeps you going. Definitely worth trying at least once!
Pro Tip - If you're going for this trek, don't forget to cover your torch with blue gelatin paper to avoid disturbing the fireflies during their mating season.
Last night we stayed at Pussy Cats Flats Racecourse Campground in Pine Creek, just before Kakadu.
Great stopover, plenty of room, a small “playground” (swing, flying fox & climbing tunnel), big undercover area to socialise & all for $15per night (no horses though) 👍
We met a few travellers who had just been through Kakadu, which we were hoping to explore.
It was disappointing to hear that most of the campgrounds were closed or inaccessible & some of the walking trails overgrown. Quite a few comments on WikiCamps & Facebook had us unsure already, but hearing firsthand from different people who had just been through, we decided to give it a miss this time. While we know opinions vary, we’d be disappointed to pay the $80 Park Pass plus $30-$40 per night for the caravan park to not enjoy the full experience. Since we aren’t on a time restriction we will try again another time & instead have just arrived in Darwin 😃 We’d love to hear from anyone who has been through Kakadu in the past few weeks to hear your thoughts 💭 #pinecreeknt#campground#lowcostcampground#northernterritory#racecoursecamping#travellingfamily#travelaustralia#australia#lapofoz
Just booked our July camping trip. It is only a couple hours from home, but the campsite is private, lake front and surrounded by beautiful trees.
Dayton and I are going to be visiting Makwa Lake Provincial Park at Jumbo Beach Campground. We are sooo incredibly excited about taking this time to cleanse our selves with nature and just relax and find ourselves deep down again.
This time is perfect for reflecting on the past, learning from mistakes, building our relationship and committing to the future. The energy of the trees, nature and God around us allows us to clear our minds and speak thoughtfully.
Tell me how you like to cleanse yourself and build relationships with your loved ones below!