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17
December
2018

What to see in Alice Springs?

Get off the beaten track and head to the remote town of Alice Springs, the real Aussie Outback. Chock-full with striking landscapes, wildlife aplenty, and incredible Indigenous culture. But where to start? Here is our list for the top attractions in Alice Springs that will make your holiday an unforgettable adventure. Take to the Skies What better way to see the incredible scenery of the area but by balloon? Hop on a hot-air balloon flight and get a bird’s-eye view of the red desert. Wake up at the crack of dawn to witness the area at a magical time, seeing […]

   
  
11
December
2018

How far is Alice Springs to Darwin?

Alice Springs is a remote town, sitting snug in the middle of Darwin and Adelaide. It is flooded with red dirt and stunning mountain ranges, known as the beating heart of Australia’s Red Centre. The outback range in between Alice Springs and Darwin is well worth the visit, offering you a range of adventures along the way. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing break amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat adventure, the route from Alice Springs to Darwin has you covered. How far is it? The total distance from Alice Springs to Darwin is roughly 1500Km, […]

   
  
7
December
2018

Why you should Visit Darwin’s Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah?

Darwin’s Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah is an important landmark in the city. Illustrating the country’s multi-cultural past, and the importance of the Chinese people within the city. History There is a long history of Chinese people dwelling in Darwin, starting from the first Chinese settlers during the days of the gold rush. The temple was built in 1887, setting up off the dirt tracks in the city’s centre. They have rebuilt it several times, starting as a tin shed to the brick building constructed in 1977 that still remains. Cyclones and lootings during war years damaged the temple […]

   
  
30
October
2018

What is the History of Darwin?

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is a bustling city surrounded by the perfect backdrop of the rich landscape. It is a hub of lively events and activities now, one of its greatest appeals is its fascinating history, which stretches back thousands of years. Aboriginal History The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. They have a deep, spiritual connection to the land, and are taking responsibility to ensure the land is respected by all those that use it. The Australian Aboriginals are an ancient civilisation, as they have inhabited the country for around 65, 000 […]

   
  
17
October
2018

How big is the Northern Territory?

The Northern Territory is Australia’s outback, with iconic red desert land and rich, textured history. The realm of backpackers and camper vans, it is a unique area with countless once in a lifetime of experiences scattered within. Otherworldly landscapes such as sprawling wetlands, thundering waterfalls, and the red sand stretching the area. How big is the Northern Territory The Northern Territory is the third largest state/territory in Australia, a whopping 1,420,970 kilometres square. It is so big, that if it was its own country, it would rank the 20th biggest in the entire world. Despite its size, it is the least […]

   
  
17
October
2018

Why you should visit Crocosaurus Cove

Australia is home to the ancient beasts in the outback sea, the Saltwater crocodiles. The tropical climate of the Northern territory makes Darwin the perfect home for these massive reptiles. If you are interested in seeing these crocs up close and personal, Crocosaurus Cove is the perfect place for you! About the Crocs The Saltwater crocodiles are the largest species of reptile in the world, growing up to 7 meters, and weighing a whopping 1000 kilograms. They have sat on top of the food chain for over 100 million years, with their ancestors roaming alongside the dinosaurs. Despite these creatures […]

   
  
17
October
2018

Why the Aboriginal Culture in Darwin, Northern Territory is so significant

The Indigenous Australians are known as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who are the first inhabitants of Australia. They have been inhabiting the country for at least 40,000 years, some evidence estimating over 60,000. It is claimed that they are the oldest continuous living culture on the entire planet. The diversity of the culture and language is vast, with rich traditions and beliefs, tying to the Australian land. You can see the culture by looking at the incredible art, dreamtime stories, as well as the significant spiritual landmarks of the land. History Even before the arrival of Europeans, Australia […]

   
  
3
October
2018

Why You Should Visit the Adelaide River?

Take to the waters of Adelaide River to discover the hidden gems of Darwin and experience some unforgettable moments. It rises in Litchfield National Park and winds north-east to Van Diemens Gulf. Flowing through Darwin, the river offers you an incredible view of the Australian bushland. Keep your eyes peeled for the astonishing array of flora and fauna amidst this ancient scenery. The Animals and plants of the Adelaide River The river is overflowing with wildlife whether it’s swimming within the waters or floating along the banks. The Northern Territory has around 1,500 species of native plants, with 400 species […]

   
  
20
September
2018

What To Do in Darwin City?

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is the gateway to many natural wonders, including the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. However, Darwin is bursting with attractions, not just in surrounding areas, but right in the heart of the city. The tropical city has an extensive amount of activities on offer, suitable for any kind of traveller. Learn about the area, get your blood pumping, or simply have your troubles melt away in many adventures. Things to Do in Darwin City Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Home to incredible artworks, scientific objects and cultural artefacts, the Museum […]

   
  
31
August
2018

What to Do in Litchfield National Park?

In the South of Darwin lies the Litchfield National Park. Bursting with incredible waterfalls, swimming holes, splendid wildlife, and marvelling natural wonders. Discover the secrets within as you travel the hours trip from Darwin city. Make sure to bring your camera, as this place is jam-packed with photo opportunities. Swimming Spots Cool off from the Australian heat and plunge into the countless swimming spots at Litchfield National Park. The pools range in depth and size, starting from shallower rock ponds for the kids to deep pools to dive into. Favourite swimming spots include the Buley Rockholes and the Cascades. Make […]

   
  
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