Gorge-ous Girls Weekend

There’s something about Nitmiluk National Park that keeps drawing us back. Girlfriends in tow.

Maybe it’s that feeling you get when you swap the city for the open road, or that first sight of the Gorge soaring up into the sky.

It defiantly could be that taste of a cocktail in the Cicada Lodge pool on a 41 degree day.

Or the colours of a bush sunset, watched with your besties by your side.

All of the above are on the menu during our Gorge-ous Girls Weekend at the delightful Cicada Lodge, where all worries are forgotten the moment a mango-flavoured welcome cocktail slides down your throat. It’s like liquid gold on a seriously hot day.

Even Mother Nature got the Girls Weekend memo.

The sky lighting up the prettiest shade of pink as we end a day of cocktails, canapés and river cruising with a sunset hike to Baruwei Lookout.

Thankfully, our Girls Weekend late checkout means after a luxe brekkie by the pool we can head off on our fav thing to do at Nitmiluk: Hike to Pat’s Lookout.

Having last visited bang-on the middle of the Wet Season, we were blown away by how different the landscape looked. Everything a rusty orange.

With no river crossings to manoeuvre, we “power-walked” the 8.5km return trek in around 1hour 45 minutes. #GirlPower

And much like the bush hike was a welcome change of scenery from slogging it out in the gym, our Girls Weekend at Cicada Lodge was a refreshing change of pace from everyday life.

And maybe that’s the thing.

The thing that keeps us coming back.


More info on Cicada Lodge’s Gorge-ous Girls Weekend here.