Three Danish tourists who spent a night on top of their flooded four-wheel-drive while a crocodile lurked nearby have told how they plotted their escape over six terrifying hours.
Upon reaching land, Julie Lelund, 21, Alexander Jensen, 22 and Neikolaj Nielsen, 22, walked 10 kilometres before finding help and were sheltered for 10 days by a remote Aboriginal community.
The tourists were travelling through the Top End when they attempted to cross the Robinson River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, when they hit a rock and the car stopped.
“We weren’t able to start it, but 10 seconds later water started coming through the car doors,” Mr Jensen said.
“So we had to roll the windows down and crawl up to the roof and try to call for help, but there was no reception, so yeah, we were unfortunate.”