The water in Marella Gorge on the Nicholson River is a distinctive deep green colour. The gorge is wedged between sheer rock walls and large shade trees. There are plentiful perch, bream, catfish, turtles and freshwater crocodiles here.
Bonnie Edwards' first ever job was working as a domestic on Nicholson Station when she was 15 years old. She recalls happy days driving to Marella Gorge on the Nicholson River to swim, walk and explore. After rain waterfalls run and feed into the gorge. The pattern reminds Bonnie Edwards of the shape of the Ace of Clubs.
Marella Gorge is a place some Aboriginal people now choose to avoid because of 'sorry business' that has occurred in this area.
The gorge is about 10 kilometres from the Nicholson Station homestead near the Northern Territory border and accessible along a station road from the Highway. Those wishing to visit the gorge should contact the station manager at Nicholson in advance of travel.