Australia

Darwin and Litchfield National Park 

Beautiful sunsets, crocodiles encounters,  rich in history and Asian food markets Darwin has something for everyone. 

This waterfront city is the capital of NT, home to over 50 cultures and has the warm heat all year round.
Travelling from Broome in Western Australia after 3.5 months there, Darwin was a big shock.

With Plenty of shops, restaurants, attractions we felt spoilt for choice. 

The temperature towards the end of the year begin to heat up more which brings a lot of humidity. For ourselves this was pretty unbearable, our aircon apartment was a really treasure especially after weeks living in our Landcruiser. 

One of the most famous attractions in Darwin, is Mindal beach situated close to the city centre. Mindal is well known for the incredible sunsets. 

Thursday and Sundays they host a huge night Market along the beach front. Endless choices of food and gifts to purchase. 

Darwin is rich in history, dating back to WW2. The military museum displays Darwins role during the war.

Wandering around the CBD gives you a feel of this vibrant city. Mitchell Street being the main street. It’s also known for party central. A haven for young travellers. With Plenty of accommodation around, and bars with generous happy hours. 

We spent several days soaking up what the city has to offer.

Considered a short drive from Darwin, Litchfield is home to rock formations and stunning waterfalls cascading into beautiful swimming holes.

The park requires no entrance fee, but provides campsites within the park for a small fee. The park is named after Frederick Henry Litchfield a member of the first Europeans to discover this area. 

You can easily spend up to a week, exploring the area. The Magnetic Termite hills being the first main point of interest,  they are standing north /south orientation and are the most fascinating termite mounds. 

With Plenty of swimming areas, the Buley Rockhole, Florence falls and the Whangi falls being the favourite spots to enjoy. Whangi falls provides easy access, to the area, with a cafe and overnight camping. 

We were very fortunate to enjoy these crystal clear swimming holes almost alone. Just a short drive from Darwin, it’s a great day trip to escape all the hustle of city life. 

With optional 4 wheel drive tracks, we ventured to the Sandy Creek falls, this one being my favourite, nesting in a valley, it’s uncrowded and very picturesque. 

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