Our own backyard… Darwin

One of our housemates recently escaped the last days of winter by heading up north to balmy Darwin. Darwin has a small country-town feel but is definitely growing as a metropolitan city. Not only does the city have Kakadu and Litchfield National Park on it’s doorstep, here you will also find a rich indigenous history and culture, as well as many activities including cruising along the bay, relaxing in many of the restaurants or hanging out at the multicultural, festive markets. Here are some photos from Rachael’s most recent travels – we are so jealous!
Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls – Head into Kakadu National Park on a 4WD tour and check out some spectacular waterfalls and Gorges (best in dry season*)
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Sunset at Ubirr Rock – A popular rock to sit on (literally) and watch the sun go down, but get there early to see some pristine Aboriginal Cultural Rock Art as well.
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Litchfield National Park – Another 4WD adventure south of Darwin in one of the best places to discover waterfalls and local flora and fauna.
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Lunch at Pee Wee’s at the Point – For an outrageously delicious lunch with an outstanding view head here.
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Mindil Beach Sunset Market – Open only during the dry season* get hit with food and crafts from all around the world.
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Crocodile spotting on the river – A trip to the territory wouldn’t be complete without spotting a croc!
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* Dry Season: May to September
*Wet Season: October to April

 

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