Welcome to Timber Creek
Tiny Timber Creek is the only town between Katherine and Kununurra. It has a pretty big history for such a small place, with an early European exploration aboard the Tom Tough requiring repairs to be carried out with local timber (hence the town's name). The expedition's leader, AC Gregory, inscribed his arrival date into a baobab; it is still discernable (and is explained in detail through interpretive panels) at Gregory's Tree; 15km northwest of town. The tree is off the Victoria Hwy down a 3km unsealed road, which can become corrugated.
Other worthwhile detours just out of town include tracks to achingly pretty Policeman's Point (2km) and Escarpment Lookout (5km), the latter has fine views over town and the surrounding country.