I enjoyed every minute of my Top End trip - the Mindil Beach Markets, warm sea breezes, sunset over the water (a novelty for someone from Queensland) and so much more...
I have just visited Darwin
- wow, August is an amazing time of year to travel and experience this beautiful part of the world!
Jo (our creative designer) and I travelled from Brisbane and arrived into a warm and tropical Darwin, found our little white hire car and drove straight down to Katherine
stopping only for a quick lunch and a look around the Adelaide River War Cemetery. Katherine was bigger than I expected and we found our way very easily to the very new and comfortable Nitmiluk Chalets where we were resting up for the night - the best part about these chalets, we were right there at the gorge for the next morning when we joined the early morning Dawn Breakfast Katherine Gorge Cruise - the colours on the gorge at that time of the morning were so beautiful and the breakfast was a good way to start the day! It's about 20 minutes drive back to Katherine town from the Gorge before we head back up the highway to the town of Batchelor and Litchfield National Park
Edith Falls is on the way up to the Batchelor turn off, a quick side track to cool our feet in the waterhole and take a few photos. There were so many people swimming (despite freshwater crocodile warning signs!) and picnicking. We continued on our travels to Litchfield, on a warm winter's day (35 degrees Celsius!) there's nothing better than walking through the bush to find this beautiful oasis of waterfalls and rock pools! We visited Buley Rockhole, and then drove around the corner for a look at Florence Falls before heading to our accommodation at Lake Bennett Wilderness Resort
. This resort is lovely - nice rooms, beautiful food at the Lakeview restaurant, gorgeous lake to canoe or swim and peace & quiet! After a restful night, we went back to the falls for a better look, this time we walked down to the waterhole at Florence Falls (135 stairs for a swim and so worth it!) and drove to Tolmer Falls a little further on. I really didn't want to leave but Darwin
was calling and we had to get going.
Sadly, we were heading to Darwin
for work but with the warm climate and the buzzing atmosphere in the city, I was happy to be there to get a feel for what is such a relaxing and, at the same time, happening place! Mindil Beach Markets, warm sea breezes, sunset over the water (a novelty for someone from Queensland) and so much more. I enjoyed every minute of my Top End outback adventure and can't wait to go back!
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