Kathleen Springs - Northern Territory, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust
S 24° 20.024 E 131° 40.874
52J E 772068 N 7306199
Quick Description: Kathleen Springs in Watarrka National Park
Location: Northern Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 4:40:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMN0DA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Kathleen Springs are situated in the Watarrka National Park near Kings Canyon in Australia's Red Center. In this arid region, the water from the springs was and is of big importance to the wildlife and the residents of the region. The Luritja people traditionally hunted in the area, as the water attracted many animals. For them, the area is a spiritual place as the rainbow snake from the dreamtime lives in the ponds created by the spring. Later, cattle breeders also used the springs to water their livestock. This led to many conflicts with the Luritja.

There is a designated parking, from which the Kathleen Springs can be reached by a quite easy hike of about 0.8 miles. Please be aware that camping and swimming is prohibited in Kathleen Gorge.

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Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: no

Private Land access?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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