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16
June
2016

Hiking Routes and Rare Bats at Tolmer Falls

Tolmer Falls acts as the gateway to the impressive Litchfield National Park. Located near Darwin, this incredibly beautiful stretch of natural land is filled with native plant species and local animals. Throughout the park there are plenty of hiking trails, panoramic viewing points, and waterfalls perfect for a cooling dip in to escape the heat of the Australian sun. Tolmer Falls are not only the gateway to Litchfield National Park, but they’re also the most spectacular falls in the vicinity. They cascade down over two soaring escarpments into a deep plunge pool below. At the base of the falls, where […]

   
  
16
April
2016

Top 6 Things to do in Darwin

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, has a rich landscape as well as an exciting collection of activities to get stuck into. The incredible natural surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for hikes and other adventurous pursuits, while the town itself is a hub of lively restaurants, cafes, and bars. Here are some of the best things to do during your stay in Darwin: 1. Berry Springs Wildlife is the name of the game in Darwin, and Berry Springs is the perfect place to head. Here, you can spot dingos and other native species, hop on the train that whizzes […]

   
  
16
April
2016

Getting to Know the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

The Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve lies about 70km east of Darwin along the picturesque Arnhem Highway. It is one of the only wetland systems in the region that is accessible to visitors throughout the year thanks to its collection of boardwalks that take you through different landscapes and to a variety of observation platforms. To make the most of the wetlands, visit anytime from the end of March to the beginning of October. This is when the birdlife is at its most colourful, and you can take a number of walks to discover some of the rarer species. The path […]

   
  
16
March
2016

Top 5 Things to do in Alice Springs

Alice Springs sits pretty in the heart of Australia’s outback, surrounded by dusty red landscapes and impressive natural monuments. Set close to Darwin, it boasts a rich colonial history, a fascinating Aboriginal culture, and a range of adventurous activities to get stuck into. It’s safe to say there’s a little bit of something for everyone here. Looking for something to do? Here are some of the best ways to spend your time in Alice Springs. 1. Hit the Skies in a Helicopter The landscape surrounding Alice Springs is absolutely spectacular, with sprawling red deserts peppered with tufts of greenery. If […]

   
  
16
February
2016

Ghost Stories and Gun Fights at the Daly Waters Pub

The Daly Waters Pub is set just outside of Darwin and offers the perfect pit stop if you’re exploring the red heart of Australia. Not only can you knock back some local craft beer and tuck into seasonal produce, but you can leave a piece of yourself there, too. Ever since the 80s, patrons of the pub have left behind their mark, whether it is an item of clothing or a little souvenir they’ve picked up along the way. It began with a drinking bet between a coach driver and his bus load of female passengers. After losing a bet […]

   
  
16
January
2016

Discover Wangi Falls

The Litchfield National Park in northern Australia is home to breathtaking views and peaceful campsites which allow their visitors to get in touch with Australia’s natural beauty. One of the most popular sights in this vast National Park is Wangi Falls, an 84 m high waterfall which cascades over rocks and plummets into the waters below. Wangi Falls is Litchfield’s number one attraction and is only a 2 hours drive outside of the nearby City of Darwin. With its campgrounds being easily accessible and well marked it’s a dream for anyone who loves to camp out under the stars or […]

   
  
16
December
2015

Darwin Botanic Gardens – Discovering the city’s fascinating birth

The City of Darwin in northern Australia is home to some amazing attractions that display the rich history of this charming area. Among these is the George Brown Botanic Gardens, which spreads across 42 hectares of land and stretches between the Beagle Gulf coastline and the plateau that lies further inland. Originally the George Brown Botanic Gardens were established in 1886 as a way for European settlers to test different plants in the soil to ensure that it was a sustainable environment for the already growing population of the area. The gardens were named after Lord Mayor George Brown who […]

   
  
16
November
2015

Karlu Karlu – Northern Territory’s greatest scenery

The long and arduous drive between the city of Darwin and Alice Springs would be incredibly dull if it weren’t for the many amazing sights that you can view along the way. But throughout this 1500km route, there are no sites quite as famous, or as impressive as Karlu Karlu. Karlu Karlu, also known as the Devils Marbles, is an 1800-hectare conservation reserve that is littered with hundreds of rocks, and while this may not sound exciting, these rocks are an incredible sight to behold. The Devils Marbles are one of Northern Territory’s geological wonders, having been formed millions of […]

   
  
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