1- Bushwalking Yoga Adventure
Do you love Yoga? Do you love our Top End outdoors? Are you a bushwalker or you would love to try? Do you want to enjoy yoga sessions in a pristine natural environment?
Join Carole Baillargeon from the Darwin Yoga Space on a three day yoga adventure! We will practice yoga at sunrise and at sunset on the top of waterfall with a spectacular view, listening to the bird songs and the gentle flow of the cascades.
Litchfield is a paradise. We will establish our a camp in an area of dramatic rock formations, ancient cycads, clifftops views and nature all around us. There will be no shortage of beauty to enhance your yoga practice!
This tour allows those who have a short time to fully immerse yourself in your yoga practice and to enjoy the landscapes and natural pools of Litchfield National Park in peace. It is also a gentle introduction to off-track bushwalking in the wilderness of Northern Australia. We will go where others do not go, to discover little-known cultural sites and some natural pools that we will explore by swimming.
LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Tjaynera Creek (Sandy Creek)
Darwin Yoga Space
3 day Yoga Tour
Start: Darwin 8am on Friday 3 September 2021
Finish: Darwin between 4pm to 6pm on Sunday 5 September 2021
The expedition starts 8:00am on the date nominated. We will travel 2 hours by 4WD to commence our exploration at Sandy creek during the dry season or Lost City during the wet season deep into the Litchfield National Park.
During the dry season, we can expect to encounter day trippers on the first day of the expedition but as we walk out of Sandy creek, we leave the crowds behind and enter a world only a few will see. For the next 3 days we will explore Tjaynera Creek .
We will be walking approximated 3 to 5 km per day. I plan to leacamp at 8:30 am each morning after our yoga session. Our day will start early to avoid walking in the heat of the day. We will return to camp around 3pm to enjoy a second yoga session at sunset.
The weather in the area varies during the dry season. We can expect the day time temperatures to climb beyond 35°C whereas during the evening the temperature can hopefully be much cooler.
Evening 3 course meal
Experienced guide with extensive knowledge of the area
Dry bag for the swims
Hot water for breakfast
Breakfast, lunch and snacks
Magnetic termite mounds along the Reynolds River 4WD Track
Please view the equipment list to ensure you have the right equipment.
Litchfield National park is a surprising world with two distinct areas. To the north is the tourist section with the busy Wangi and Florence falls.
We will go where others do not go.
To the south, the wild landscapes will slowly be discovered to the rhythm of our steps. It is a trip to the heart of the wild area of this national park that is proposed to you.
On this tour we will practice yoga on the cascades of Tjaynera Creek, one of Litchfield's best kept secrets.
This short 3 day tour will take us to a perfect natural environment for yoga.
And a gentle introduction to bushwalking.
This tour allows those who have a short time to enjoy the landscapes and natural pools of Litchfield National Park in peace. It is also a great introduction for those who want to experience off-track bushwalking in Northern Australia. We will go where others do not go, to discover little-known cultural sites and some natural pools that we will discover by swimming.
This 3 days / 2 nights tour begins and finish in Tjaynera Falls
On the first day, we will reach our starting point at Sandy Creek, bathe in the majestic Tjaynera Falls basin and then walk to our camp, located near a small cascade with natural charm. We will stay both nights in the same place.
Here is the view from the yoga site!
On foot but also by swimming, we will explore the turquoise and transparent waters of hidden tributaries.
The second day in the morning, we will have our sunrise yoga session. Then we will explore the surroundings of our camp in search of rock art sites. Litchfield sandstone is renowned for not retaining traces of Aboriginal paintings making art site pretty rare in this region. In the afternoon, I suggest that you store your daypacks in waterproof bags because we will return to our camp by swimming. The river with turquoise waters flows slowly through small gorges with a serene atmosphere, forming long pools that are very pleasant to discover by swimming. You don't have to be a good swimmer and you can stop for a rest where ever you want.
Backpack free, we will explore the bush
and enjoy the countless natural swimming pools.
I will provide a waterproof bag to protect your gear when swimming some of the long pools
or bathing in smaller pools
We will return to camp around 3pm. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the camp and to prepare for the sunset yoga session.
On the third day, we will have our last sunrise yoga session before reaching the dizzying heights of Tjaynera Falls.
We will be able to swim in a shallow pool with a view of the Litchfield plains.
We will resume our walk to a fantastic lookout before returning to Sandy Creek to complete our bushwalk.
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