We left Borroloola, drove west towards Cape Crawford and called in to the Caranbirini reserve which is half way, about 50 kms. The first surprise was a deep waterhole complete with bird hide, waterlilies and bee-eaters, finches, pygmy-geese, honeyeaters, pigeons and doves. It's an absolute delight and would be well worth spending more time there at various times of the day. If I'd known about it the day before I would have gone out there in the evening as it's only half an hour from Borroloola where we were staying.
|Bird hide at Caranbirini Waterhole|
The reserve is also home to Gouldian Finch, Carpentaria Grasswren and various reptiles and mammals. Of course I looked carefully at the spinifex as we walked through the woodland but no Gouldians, no grasswrens. Oh well, just as I expected, so I wasn't too disappointed. A good reason to go back :)
It's a magic place. Don't miss it if you're ever in the vicinity.