Leanne's Visit to the Northern Territory

Leanne's Visit to the Northern Territory

Leanne's Visit to the Northern Territory

31 Aug 2020 Leanne Raftery Travel Stories

I have just returned from a short break in Darwin and would like to share with you this amazing place with so many things to see and do!

On our first day in amazing Darwin we checked in to our hotel and then had the day to wander around familiarising ourselves with our surroundings. Darwin city life mainly revolves around Smith Street, Mitchell Street & The Esplanade. Visit the Irish pub Shenanigans on Mitchell St for a great pub meal!

Day 2

we visited Aquascene where you can hand feed hundreds of catfish. It's best to check their website before going to see when the best feeding times are as they vary each day according to tide. We then made our way to Crocosaurus Cove. Here we spent around 3 hours looking around and attending presentations.

Day 3

Today we went to the Military Museum. Wow, so informative and emotional learning about the sacrifices our defence forces have made for our country. The museum obviously has a major focus on WWII and the bombing of Darwin which is a real surreal feeling. For dinner, we boarded the Charles Darwin for a sunset cruise and had a beautiful dinner. A great opportunity for photos from the Darwin Harbour.

Day 4

This was my favourite day! Cruising on the Adelaide River on the Jumping Crocs tour. To see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and to be so close is amazing! You will never understand the massive size of them until you see a 80-100 year old male crocodile in the flesh!

Day 5

Maybe this was my favourite day? Too hard to decide! Litchfield National Park was just spectacular! To think that we have these stunning waterfalls in our country and this is the first time that I have seen them in reality! Take your bathers and float around in the beautiful pools.

Day 6

Today we went to the Aviation Museum, the home of the big B52 Bomber. So big that it doesn't completely fit in the hangar! Then on to the Darwin Museum and Art Gallery. This is a must if you want to visit the Cyclone Tracy display (don't forget to go in to the sound booth) and see "Sweetheart", the giant croc who terrorized people in their boats for years. Today was a Sunday, so tonight we went to the Mindil Markets. These are currently on every Sunday from 4-9pm and was a great relaxing place to have dinner and check out all the market stalls.The Parap Markets are also on every Saturday morning, apparently these are fantastic too but I didn't get time to go....next time!

Day 7

This was our final day. Today was a bit quieter. We visited the WWII Oil Tunnels and spent time wandering the Waterfront. Dinner tonight was at Stokes Hill Wharf.

Although we can't travel the world at the moment, we can still visit the amazing Northern Territory! Contact us if you want to know more about beautiful Darwin!

 

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