The crowning jewel of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is set amidst a scenic landscape. Home to Kakadu National Park and Crocosaurus Cove that is frequented by locals and tourists alike; this place is a must-visit. If you wish to get away from the din of the cities and escape into wilderness, then gear up for a trip to Australia’s only tropical capital city Darwin. Read on and find out how to make the most of your Darwinian adventure.
The Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove is intent on challenging the daredevil in you. If you fancy getting up close and personal with deadly saltwater crocodiles, then this is the place to be! You can watch them live in their natural habitat from the safety of an underwater cage. Freshwater fish such as whiprays, archer fish and sawfish will also be gracing you along with barramundi and turtles.
Your adventure begins right at dawn with a 7 AM drive to Litchfield. Gushing waterfalls and lush green forests await you at the park where you can get a closer look at gigantic termite mounds. Snack on an appetizing brunch at Litchfield Cafe with before you take a refreshing dip among rock pools at Wangi falls.
Would you enjoy sailing across the Mary River Wetlands to spot the occasional treacherous crocodile? Set off from Corroboree Billabong on a 150 minute cruise complete with a guide. Who knows, you may even catch glimpse of a bush tract! If you are an avid ornithologist, then a trip to George Brown Botanic Gardens is a must for enjoying birdwatching.
A long drive along the scenic Stuart Highway takes you to the sprawling expanse of Kakadu National Park that covers 19,800 sq. km. Perfect for a family day-trip; the area is graced with mangroves, stunning hills and an abundance of wildlife. After you spot koalas, kangaroos and other Aussie fauna, you can even ramble over to look at Nourlangie’s intriguing rock art, thus making for a splendid day-trip.
A holiday in Darwin not only helps you soak in nature’s beauty, but lets you relish delectable food at some of the praiseworthy city-based eateries. Out-of-towners also prefer to elect car hire and explore the city’s best pubs before heading off to one of the many available lavish sojourn options.