Saturday, July 28, 2012
Jim Jim Billabong
The next place we visited was Jim Jim Billabong. This was a short drive off the main access road through the national park and is a gravel road. There wasn't a lot of signage and we took a left fork which took us across a small water crossing and then we came across another one. Here we were beginning to wonder if we should have taken the right hand fork as my information didn't say anything about 4wd access only.
So Peter got out and checked the depths, being mindful that he couldn't walk the creek because of the presence of crocodiles. Connor then had to provide his opinion which was "of course it is okay" with no real knowledge of how he reached that opinion. We decided to give it a miss and turn around and check the other track before venturing further on.
The right hand fork was definitely the correct way and we soon arrived at Jim Jim Billabong. It was a really large billabong and boating is allowed. There is a camping ground with limited facilities and there were two or three groups camping.
Unfortunately those crocodile signs were out again so there was no swimming, especially for Connor who was dying from the heat! The reflections on the water were pretty good.