Hi everyone,
Another year has begun – and this one is going to be THE ONE!!
Less than a week since we reopened the station, and already we’ve kept busy, not wasting a single minute to have the park ready enough to make sure that our first guests of the season enjoy this year’s early Easter Weekend – and they did! Just look at this lovely feedback in our Visitor Book 2016 🙂

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So the Wet Season did not break any record, but it was much better than last year and the place is looking absolutely lovely – green grass everywhere and water flowing nicely in all our swimming holes and waterfalls.

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Already we have reopened quite a few of the hundreds of kilometres of tracks across the property – including to Teardrop Waterfall, Hidden Pools and all the swimming holes around the Crocodile Spring Loop.

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On Easter Sunday we attempted to break a record and make it to the coast for the earliest reopening we have ever had. We hit the Wuraliwuntya River but got bogged with all our guests only 4 Km’s short from the beach!! We’ll give it another attempt in a few days allowing for the ground to dry before we give it another go.

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Reopening tracks is always an adventure after the Wet, and so as usual we’ve already had our fair share of flat tyres and other mechanical hiccups!

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The good news is, once you make it back to the homestead after a good dose of adventuring on Lorella, there’s always happy friendly hosts to welcome you back, and a very relaxing campground with our super popular Magical Springs to remove those aching parts of your body you did not even suspect you had 😉

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Our campground has never been bigger, with more space to camp and caravan on. Our team is also already working on extending our bathroom facilities.

Our Nudist camp has now moved to a more secluded and private area at one end of the campground, with its own private swimming hole.

As far as fishing is concerned, our Lorella Barramundi, Queenies and Trevallies have been a bit shy, but a few guests got lucky with Lorella Barramundi.

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The season is short at Lorella, with only 7 months of dry season before the rain moves in, so make sure you stop by on your travels to/ through the Top End before October!

If you are joining us at Lorella in the next few weeks, here’s an update on what’s waiting for you here:

  • Access to Lorella is now open along the Savannah Way from every direction, and all the creek crossings are fairly easy to go through with no water higher than tyre level.
  • We are continually working very hard and re-opening many of our hundreds of kilometres of tracks available on Lorella. Although a lot is open, there are still many wet areas and it is advisable to get more information from our office before heading to that country.

For those of you who want to enjoy the remote wilderness without it becoming an endurance test, we have increased our options of accommodation, with brand new en-suite Deluxe Rooms to be ready by early May. Contact us for more details and to pre-book.

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For those of you who would like to get a Bird’s Eye View of Lorella, why not try one of our scenic helicopter flights?

Nick is back for his third season at Lorella, with his services being such a success that Nick received a Super Deed Award from guests reporting on their amazing experience to Tourism Top End. Scenic flights start from only $150 per person and cover some of the most diverse country Lorella has to offer, including breathtaking views of the famous Lost City and nearby Valley of the Mazes, as well as tremendous waterfalls, spectacular gorges and amazing rock formations. Not to mention our nearly 30 km of coastline, many kilometres of rivers and estuaries.

In addition to your flight, upsize your deal with a bush landing at some exclusive waterholes and escarpments.

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From all at Lorella, thank you for your support, travel safely on the roads and we look forward to seeing you here again soon!

April 18th, 2016

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