Mitchell Plateau – Little Mertens Falls
We arrived at Mitchell Falls camping area about lunchtime, so in the afternoon went for a short walk to Mertens Falls where we planned to have a swim.
Little Mertens Falls is the closest falls and pool to the Mitchell Falls camp ground.
The falls look very inviting as you approach the top pool.
When you climb down the steep rocky slope, you come across a lovely still pool, which was absolutely freezing to swim in. Nobody stayed in for too long.
Especially when Peter spied a fresh water crocodile sunning himself near these rocks. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture him in the photo because he was behind the rocks on the far side of the pool.
After our swim we climbed in behind the waterfall.
It was magical being behind the curtain of water.
I liked the spotty bark on this tree next to our tent, and almost missed the spider hiding in full view.
In the evening, Holly inspired us with another fantastic camp oven meal of savoury scrolls, cooked in the coals of the camp fire.
Life is good! A beautiful swim and a good meal. It doesn’t get much better than this.