Tips & Articles

27
July
2018

Why You Should Visit Darwin

As the capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin boasts an incredibly varied range of landscapes and things to do. The natural surroundings are perfect for a wander, while the town is filled with fun activities to keep you busy throughout the day. If you’re in two minds about whether to head to this lively hub, here are some reasons why you should go. 1. See the Jumping Crocs One of the biggest draws of Darwin and its surrounds are the magnificent collection of saltwater crocodiles that call the waterways home. These prehistoric creatures have long been a part of the […]

   
  
8
June
2018

What are the Top Things to do in Darwin

The capital of the Northern Territory has lots to offer visitors. Darwin’s sprawling landscape and rich history provide it with an exciting list of things to do. As well as hiking adventures in the surrounding scenery, there are opportunities to kick back and relax in lively restaurants, cafes, and bars in the centre of town, too. Here are some of the best things to do in town. 1. Venture Down the Mary River Wetlands Wildlife is rife around Darwin, and the Mary River Wetlands are a great place to start exploring. At the Corroboree Billabong, you can hop on a […]

   
  
4
May
2018

The Jumping Crocodile Cruise of Darwin

Northern Australia is a haven of animal life, and its most popular creatures have been a huge part of the landscape for thousands and thousands of years. Here, there are more than 80,000 saltwater crocodiles that bask, hunt, and play in the meandering waterways of this part of the country. If you’re in the area, checking out these prehistoric beauties is an absolute must, and they continue to be a hugely popular attraction in and around Darwin. There are a number of jumping crocodile cruises in the area, which give visitors the chance to get away from city life and […]

   
  
20
March
2018

Things to Do at Buley Rockholes

The fascinating Buley Rockholes are set around an hour and a half outside of Darwin in the stunning landscape of the Litchfield National Park. The rockholes boast a collection of ancient rock pools that provide the perfect backdrop for kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying the tranquillity of the natural surroundings. The rockholes themselves are flanked by a swathe of lush greenery, pretty waterfalls, and a mass of hiking routes with stunning views that let you deep dive into the local wildlife. On-site visitors can choose to splash around in the selection of deep plunge pools or chill out in the […]

   
  
7
February
2018

Get to Know the Wetlands at the Wetlands Visitor Centre

The Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre in Darwin sits pretty above the Adelaide River Floodplain. You’ll find it right at the peak of Beatrice Hill, where you can marvel at the unique sprawl of the river below. If you’re on your way to the Mary River National Park or Kakadu, it marks the perfect place to stop off and soak up the fascinating flora and fauna of the region. The Adelaide River, which the centre overlooks, is just one of eight rivers in this part of Australia, all of which come together to make up an impressive floodplain filled […]

   
  
28
December
2017

Getting to Know the Darwin Botanical Gardens

The Darwin Botanical Gardens are set just two kilometres outside the hustle and bustle of Darwin’s City centre, making them an easy and pretty place to escape the crowds. While there, you can wander through 42 hectares of tropical plant species and colourful flowers. The gardens have been an important part of Darwin for over a century, and are now home to a collection of fascinating ancient species, including an impressive canopy of rain trees and tall, exotic palms. Once there, it’s easy to combine the visit with a trip down to the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, especially in the […]

   
  
25
October
2017

Things to Do at Wangi Falls

Australia’s Northern Territory is full of natural wonders, providing a unique and beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Litchfield National Park is one of the more popular attractions, promising visitors a sprawling expanse of natural scenery dotted with picturesque waterfalls and crisscrossing walking trails. In the heart of it, you’ll find Wangi Falls, which is one of the national park’s most-visited waterfalls thanks to its easy accessibility and stunning surroundings. The falls are open all year, but swimming is not always an option due to the fluctuating water levels. In the wet season, the falls […]

   
  
27
September
2017

The Wetlands Eco-System of Darwin

The landscape surrounding Darwin is a patchwork quilt of diverse habitats, covering everything from rugged coastal scenes and lush mangrove backdrops to monsoon rainforests and picturesque woodland areas. One of the most prominent landscapes in the area are the wetlands, which sprawl out seemingly endlessly for miles in every direction. Here, the unique ecosystem promises visitors the chance to see plenty of unique and native flora and fauna. The Top End, as this part of Australia is known, is characterised by its rich wetlands. Here, you can find permanent and temporary lakes and surreal bodies of water that crop up […]

   
  
25
August
2017

The 5 Best Swimming Spots in Litchfield National Park

The Litchfield National Park is home to a vibrant show of nature and boasts some of Australia’s most incredible scenery. As well as lush rainforests that break away into sprawling grasslands, there are plenty of swimming spots where visitors can cool off in the hot Australian sun. Here are some of the best in the region. 1. Buley Rockhole This is a firm favourite amongst tourists and visitors alike. Buley boasts a cascading collection of rock pools that provide the perfect pretty backdrop to relax against. And, at just a one-and-a-half-hour journey from Darwin, the rockholes are easy to reach […]

   
  
27
July
2017

Where to See the Saltwater Crocodiles of Darwin

The tropical climate of the Northern Territory makes Darwin the perfect backdrop for the resident saltwater crocodiles. In fact, this part of Australia is home to more crocodiles than anywhere else in the world, so it’s well worth a visit if you want to learn more about these magnificent, prehistoric creatures. The Saltwater Crocodile Salties, as they are locally known, are the largest species of reptile in the world and have sat at the very top of the food chain for over 100 million years. They can grow to an impressive seven metres long and can easily weigh more than […]

   
  
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