Saturday, March 17, 2018

Adventure & Thriller Locations To Make Most Of Your Savannah Trip



For any adventure enthusiast, exploring diverse natural formations is a matter of pride and satisfaction. While many of us are not able to explore the world, some people make sure that they travel around the globe and find new tracks and trails to explore. Australia is one destination that attracts as many adventure lovers as urban and business tourists. Such is the popularity of the continent among hikers and explorers that many guides, like best desert & savannah tracks atlas and guide, have become international bestsellers. Here are the geological and geographical formations in the Savannah region of Australia that any nature lover would be thrilled to explore.

  • The plateau region on the west
This region lying in the tropical savannahs is more or less flat, with distinct zones of rugged formations along the coastal side. Destinations like Hamersley Range and Kimberley attract many hikers and explorers who carry out expeditions to know about the unique geological timeline of these formations.

  • The Lowlands in the centre
Stretching from the Northern edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, all the way to the Murray-Darling plains, via the Great Artesian Basin, this region is classified as flat lowlands. The geography of this region is marked by sedimentary rocks that serve a water-retaining function before the water flows to the eastern side of the continent.

  • The Highlands on the east
Almost the entire belt on the eastern edge of Australian Savannah consists of a series of tall and very steep plateaus running adjacent to the coastline. The slope of these plateaus gently merges with the inland. The Northern regions of these plateaus have the Savannah belt.

These three distinct regions are well-explained in stalwart illustrated books like best desert & savannah tracks atlas and guide. In addition, geologists are particularly interested in some land formations that are only found in Savannah region, along with the tropical belt surrounding it. These regions are described as follows:

  • The Peneplains
Erosion and weathering of mountains over thousands of years gave rise to very flat and low lying formations known as peneplains. These plains then accumulated limestone deposits, and stromatolites grew here. Currently, it is a treasure chest for the mining industry.

  • The Greywackes
Another distinguished formation in Savannah region is the sequence of rocks formed as a result of avalanches that happened underwater. These also comprise volcanoes.

  • Volcanic lava and basalt
The massive deposits of basalt and volcanic lava in the region around of Victoria River are reminiscent of the Cambrian age that happened hundreds of millions of years ago. Consequently, this region present marvels to geologists and earth scientists. These deposits eventually gave rise to fertile soil on which flora thrived.

  • Sandstone deposits
Intriguing sandstone deposits, that are highly resistant to erosion and weathering are also present in the Savannah. Their horizontal deposition and their composition (mainly quartz) are responsible for their amazing resistance to weathering.

The Savannah is a treasure trove for geological scientists and earth science researchers. Books and guides such as best desert & savannah tracks atlas and guide describe the fine details of the geographical and geological features of the region.

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2 comments

Janet W. said...

What a neat region to visit and so educational.

tat2gurlzrock said...

I haven't been there in a LONG time. Such a pretty city!

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