I made a stop at Whyalla to catch up with…
Darwin is the capital of the Northern territory and is situated on the Timor Sea its harbour is bigger than Sydney’s. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. There are many attractions and restaurants, Cullen Bay Marina has a great selection of restaurants as does Mitchell St which also has hotels and shops. Some things to do and see are
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Thursday and Sunday nights from the end of April to October and is another popular place to watch the sun drop into the ocean.
The Deckchair Cinema is an open air cinema on Darwin Harbour screening every night in Dry Season
The Wave Pool is located in The wharf precinct its capable of creating waves up to 1.7mtrs high has a concrete bottom and there is a shallow still water area for toddlers. The Convection Centre, hotels, restaurants are also locate here too. A short walk and your at Stokes Hill Wharf there is a lot of history here and there are a number of restaurants it is a very popular place for locals as well as tourists.
Crocosaurus Cove is in Mitchell St it is amazing and you can spend many hours here try the cage of death and swim with a croc. Theres also Crocodylus Park in Knuckey Lagoon has crocodiles, tigers, lions, monkeys and more or you can do a croc jumping tour on the Adelaide River
I loved sitting at Nightcliff Jetty watching the sunset as do many others with a picnic and bottle of wine.
The path around the foreshore here is for walking and cycling there are several outdoor exercise stations there are many historical WW2 sites with information boards along the path.
Outside of Darwin theres Litchfield National Park is a must see with Wangi Falls and my favourite Buley Rockhole. Kakadu National Park is only a short drive away as well
Leanyer Recreation Park is fantastic for kids and adults there are waterslides a water playground, basketball court, playground, BBQ’s and picnic facilities and entry is free
There is a lot to see and do here so do your research before arriving