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Gurrung

Hot & Dry

Gurrung, from mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry. It is still 'goose time' but also time for Bininj/Mungguy to hunt file snakes and long-necked turtles. Sea turtles lay their eggs on the sandy beaches of Field Island and West Alligator Head and goannas rob their nests sometimes. White-breasted wood swallows arrive as thunderclouds build, signalling the return of Gunumeleng. While the waterfalls have usually dried up by this time, the dry heat makes it comfortable for touring, trekking and cruises on Yellow Water Billabong.