Edit Blog Post
Published: October 19th 2013
Well we have sadly left Darwin and now back on the road headed for Perth! Darwin truly has been one of the highlights of our travels around Australia so far, as we have made some wonderful friends during our 4 months living in the campsite. Our social life had never been so good what with happy hours most nights and going out to the Casino weekly plus dancing at the local tavern on many a Friday night.
Still with the wet season not far away and the humidity rising it was time for us to move on. Most of our neighbours have already left so our group was dwindling fast and parts of the campground were starting to look very deserted.
Before we left we hopped across to Bali, as one does, and had a fantastic holiday in a lovely resort for a week in a small village outside the main centres. Again we met some lovely people to enjoy cocktails at the bar with and pass the warm evenings with. Managed to buy some Bali made Billabong shirts for Pete for $7.00 each and some Gucci sunglasses for me for $4.00!
Our first stop after leaving Darwin
was at the Corroboree Billabong, (large lake in Aboriginee talk) where we took a boat ride around the whole area. We were so lucky to see several crocodiles in and out of the water plus a large variety of birds so it made for a very exciting trip.
Next was Kakadu National Park which is famous for the Aboriginal rock paintings done many many years ago and still very clear to identify. The area where they are is high on some rocks with amazing views of the huge National Park from every angle.
We then moved on to Katherine where once again we had a relaxing soak in the hot springs there. It is such a natural setting and such a real asset to the town for locals and tourists alike.
Kununurra, our next main stop has lots to see and do. The average daily temperature at this time of the year around here would be between 35 and 38 degrees and some nights not dropping much lower than that making it very difficult to sleep. We opted for a camping ground last night to enjoy the luxury of putting our air conditioner on and also to
make use of the refreshing swimming pool there too. Another plus was that we were parked right next to the lake where the freshwater crocodiles come ashore in the evening to see what the tourists may feed them even though they are no supposed to.
We were then picked up at the ungodly hour of 5.00 am in order to take a 2 hour flight over Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake (with several thousand freshwater crocodiles in it) and then on to the Bungle Bungle mountain range which was amazing from the air and so much easier than hiking through it! Our last sight via plane was the Argyle Diamond mine which was huge and very impressive.
We are now headed for Broom on the west coast of Western Australia
Tot: 0.245s; Tpl: 0.013s; cc: 12; qc: 60; dbt: 0.0806s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (10.17.0.13); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.2mb