Elsey National Park
Directions - Mataranka is located about an hours drive south east of Katherine and the Botanic Walk is a short drive from the centre of town. Take Homestead Road from Stuart Highway and follow this until you reach John Hauser Drive. Turn right and continue for just over 4km until you see the little parking area and information board for the Botanic Walk on the left hand side of the road.
The Walk - While spending the bulk of our recent NT trip in Katherine, we set aside a day to explore Mataranka and so naturally I started researching all the trails in the area. Turns out there were a few smaller trails within Elsey National Park and anything named the Botanic Walk would immediately grab my attention. One thing I enjoy when visiting a new city is to see if they have a botanical gardens so having something similar in its natural setting would be great. One could argue that most hikes in national parks are botanic walks but let's not get pedantic here.