Most of us think of the Top End as having two distinct seasons – wet and dry.
The Jawoyn people who are traditional custodians and owners of Nitmiluk National Park have a much more complex understanding of the land and can identify at least five major and many more minor seasons defined by the ebb and flow of nature.
In Jawoyn culture, there is a time to hunt, a time to harvest and time to roam.
Each season brings a different experience at Nitmiluk.
In drier weather – Pankarrang, Malapparr and Jungalk you can escape the cold winter of the Southern states and enjoy blue skies, warm, dry days, and cool nights – ideal for outdoor adventures, touring and cruising.
In the wetter seasons – Kuran and Jiyowk, witness impressive electrical storms, sun showers and warm, humid weather. Waterfalls are in full flow, the river is a mighty torrent and the landscape is lush and green.