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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin December 14th 2011

The mosquitoes and the hot humid weather has finally taken its toll on us... inititally we planned 5 days in Litchfield, but after 2 days sleeping at night inside the campervan and also some hours outside the car feeding mosquitoes, we decided to head straight to Darwin... Darwin itself is not big and night life concentrates around the few main streets where the backpackers are based. We found a shared accommodation at $23 per night, shared between 8 people, which was really good, considering we have been sleep in a campervan for the last few weeks and I had the experience of sharing a 26 people dorm in Perth, so this was luxury... Around the backpackers, there are lots of cool drinking places to hang out... During the day, if you are not hang over, take ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin December 7th 2011

We arrived in Darwin on the 11thNovember to stay at Nat’s Auntie Debs for a few weeks. First thing we noticed was the humidity. It was only about 5 in the morning but pretty stifling! We looked for work over the next few days, I was lucky enough to be able to go to work for Deb’s close friend doing painting and decorating, Nat applied online to many places but didn’t hear back unfortunately. I worked for a week and a half, and we used that money I earned to go to Katherine Gorge, known as Nitmiluk (which you can read more on further down this blog entry). For the rest of the stay in Darwin we wandered around and drove into the city, we didn’t find that much to do that interested us unfortunately, and ... read more
Darwin to Katherine Sign
Edith Falls
Us at Katherine Gorge

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin » The Gardens November 21st 2011

....ready to catch the train tomorrow. Have spent the days here relaxing and recharging our batteries....literally. Will be an early start on Wednesday as I need to have the car at the train about 6.30am and then wait around until Deb arrives about 8:30. Going back to have a look at the museums today and then a nice dinner at the casino. The Casino is very nice with a fantastic pool and relaxation area. Beautiful sunset on the beach last night topped off a great day relaxing.... see you all soon....... ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin » The Gardens November 21st 2011

Hi there, are having a lovely time in tropic hot steamy Darwin, grouse every evening,warm..... Did a 4 hr sightseeing tour yesterday, very interesting, Pete enjoyed the Military Museum and the Cyclone Tracy exhibit at the Museum. The resort had a great pool where we have spent a bit of time in... Have packed up this morning and are heading to Skycity for a bit of luxury, till we go on the train Wed. Looking forward to trying some fresh Barramundi... No news on our stolen gear, not surprised, oh well, ..... Hope we can catch up with our travel friend to get some replacement shots........ xxxxus... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin » The Gardens November 19th 2011

....well I would consider us to be very security conscious, so much so that it irritates Deb to distraction, always locking the car and the camper lockers but it was all for nothing when a very brave thief crept into our camper (after unzipping the door) and stole our phones, Deb's handbag and the MAC computer. Left the chargers behind. The bag turned up in another person's annex and was handed in. Luckily all our cards were still there so they only wanted money and cash items to sell..If we lost the cards I suspect we would have been a bit screwed for a few days waiting for replacements.... The bad news is that we have lost all our photos taken with Deb's camera (the camera they missed btw) as we had loaded them all to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin October 23rd 2011

Our time in Darwin has come to an end - tomorrow we leave for Kakadu before continuing our journey west. We have had a lovely two weeks here, despite the heat, and this is largely thanks to Patrina for allowing us to stay on her property. Complete with pool and a cool deck area, Patrina and Summer’s home has been a very welcome, and relaxing, respite from our travels, and we feel we are now up to the challenge of the last two months. While Paul was freezing his butt in New Zealand (and enjoying games from the luxury of a box - his butt may be freezing, but it always lands in the butter!) my mother came and joined us. This was the first time she stayed with us in the caravan, so it was ... read more
2. The wave pool in Darwin - a huge hit
3. Oliver swims with the crocs!
4. Quinn & Oliver in with the crocs

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin September 4th 2011

De 1ste week (4 t/m 12 sept.) Wederom zit er een reis naar Australië voor ons in. Wim heeft een maand of 2 de tijd en ik blijf 1 maand. De plannen zijn wat verwarrend geweest deze keer. Waarschijnlijk voor de lezers, maar vooral voor onszelf. Eerst zou ik 3 mnd naar Cove District, Northern Territory, gaan om daar in het z'huis te werken. Uiteindelijk hebben we besloten, dat het Wim's beurt was (was ook zo, helaas) voor een trip on his own. 1 Week voor zijn vertrek kwam het plan toch samen te gaan, zonder de kinderen. Na uitgebreid overleg met Jim en Renée kwamen we tot het besluit, dat ik Wim 3 dgn later ging volgen naar Darwin om daar een reis samen te maken waar we het al lang over hadden gehad. Pa ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin August 27th 2011

A big reason why so many travelers come up to Darwin is because it is the gateway to Kakadu national park. I had always planned to go into Kakadu and Litchfield national parks when I came up here but with my ribs being broken it just didn't make sense to spend the money on going into these parks when I can barely enjoy them. Kakadu has more of the aboriginal culture in it with heaps of rock art that you have climb over rocks to get to. Litchfield is more about waterfalls and swimming holes. I'm really disappointed I had to miss these two parks but I think my ribs are thanking me. I caught a bus over to the free Darwin museum and art gallery which has some good displays of the area and a ... read more
aboriginal art
aboriginal art
aboriginal art

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin August 25th 2011

Happy anniversary mom and dad!!! I hopped on another bus and arrived in Darwin in the early evening. I walked up the road to my hostel and was able to get some help getting my stuff up the stairs to my room. The next morning I headed off into town. There are some nice old buildings in Darwin. A few had been rebuilt after the bombing of Darwin city and the cyclone in the 1970's. My first stop was down by the waterfront. It's a really nice area with a netted off beachy area. It's netted off for crocs and stingers. The convention center as well as an outdoor wavepool is also down there. The wavepool looked like so much fun but not exactly ideal for someone with broken ribs. There are some WWII oil storage ... read more
old building

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin August 20th 2011

Sorry if they appear out of sync... we are still not sure why it does this but hopefully it will be better by the time we get back... read more
Amazing jumping crocs
Business Opportunity
NT papers

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