Category: Travel tips

Top 5 things to do near Darwin in wet season

The big thing about the wet season in the Top End is … drum roll please … all that water. Rivers, creeks, and water holes are full. Millions of litres of water pours over waterfalls. But it doesn’t rain all the time. The general pattern is clear mornings, with afternoon/evening rain. That’s not guaranteed of …

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Top 8 things to do in Darwin in the wet season

My month long sojourn in Darwin is coming to an end – unless somebody wants to employ me that is! Anybody? I’m open to offers. While there are some places you can’t go (flooded roads/creeks, closed 4WD tracks), and some attractions with shorter opening hours, I still found many things to do in Darwin   …

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5 top myths about Darwin in the wet season

I’m off to Darwin in January. Yes, in the middle of summer and in the middle of wet season. If you haven’t been to the Top End in wet season you don’t know what you’re missing. I know a lot of people are put off by the thought of all the rain, and the possibility …

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Australia’s best outback road

Part 2 of the best and ‘didn’t quite live up to expectations’ of my last trip. This time tourist experiences and outback roads.    

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What is Australia’s best outback pub?

Whenever you go away, there are things that you just have to do. Experiences you’ve heard about or sites you are really looking forward to seeing. Sometimes they meet your expectations, sometimes they don’t. And sometimes things that you weren’t expecting surprise you. What were those things on this trip? The best and worst (or …

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How much does it cost to travel in outback Australia?

Travelling in outback Australia is expensive, right? What with fuel, food, and accommodation, let alone paying for tourist experiences. Who can afford to take a month off to see the outback? So here it is – how much it really costs to travel outback for four weeks:        

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