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Travel guide Top End & Darwin


Full Day Corroboree Billabong Wetlands Tour
By GoDo Database

Corroboree Billabong is a part of the Mary River Wetlands and is a nature lovers paradise. It is hom... Read more

90-minute Corroboree Billabong Sunset Cruise
By GoDo Database

Experience a tranquil and stunning sunset cruise on the pristine Mary River Wetlands. Corroboree Bil... Read more

City living at Larrakeyah Point - Penthouse
By Dean Harrison

Larrakeyah Point – Penthouse is ideal for an executive stay or holiday accommodation. Situated on the edge of Darwin city, with sea and golf course views, it provides a relaxing atmosphere for both workers and holiday-makers. It has easy access to the city – either by walking, private car, bus or taxi. For those who love a casino, it’s just five minute’s walk to take advantage of restaurants, gambling facilities and a great atmosphere. Mitchell Street is the hub for Darwin’s nightlife, and is easily accessible from Larrakeyah Point – Penthouse. There is an abundance of restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes down this strip, as well as a cinema – something for everyone! For those wanting a quieter and more soothing outing, head straight down the... Read more

Larrakeyah Point - Penthouse
By Dean Harrison

Larrakeyah Point – Penthouse is a dream-come-true. It is fully-equipped with everything that guests could want – fluffy Sheridan towels, classy linen, all cooking equipment and entertainment systems. It’s guaranteed to please – the owners had a temporary live-in to test it out, making sure it lacked nothing! When you stay, extras include items you might need, but forgot to bring/buy – tissues, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, first-aid kit, torch, detergent, washing powder ... Gaining access to Larrakeyah Point – Penthouse is hassle-free. The owners post keys to you prior to your arrival, so you are free to arrive anytime night or day. You’ll notice on your arrival that the owners have the air-conditioning running, and you can walk into a perfect... Read more

Darwin
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Darwin If Charles Darwin were alive today, there’s no doubt he’d approve of the city named after him in Australia’s Northern Territory. This coastal city is the very definition of survival of the fittest, having survived a horrific cyclone in 1974 and a ferocious attack by 183 Japanese warplanes during World War II. Each time, the people of Darwin proved their strength by dusting themselves off and rebuilding. The result today is a strong, modern city with a rich history, unique character, and plenty to see and do. Local amusement: Most major cities have special attractions that tourists flock to see, and Darwin has plenty of them nearby, including such wonders as Kakadu National Park (http://www.takeabreak.com.au/KakaduMaryRiver/TopEndDarwin/accomodation.htm ), K... Read more

Top End Surprises: Katherine, Tennant Creek and Mataranka
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Too often, discussions about the Northern Territory centre around Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata-Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kakadu National Park. The reason for this is clear to anyone who has ever laid eyes on these places – they’re truly amazing. But sometimes, it’s the lesser known places that make a holiday really special - the little surprises you see along the way. Like the luxurious hot springs of Mataranka. To the south of Katherine, with a population around 250, this little town boasts a truly magical spot to rejuvenate and ponder why nature decided to put a hot tub in the middle of nowhere. The lagoon is surrounded by palm trees, and the sandy bottom is lovely to run your feet through as you luxuriate in the warm water. Of course, you wouldn’t fly across the world f... Read more

Travelling to Australia
By Kylie Jane Degeling

For many, it is a dream to travel to the Land Down Under.  The Great Barrier Reef is a natural phenomenon many long to see for themselves, as is the giant Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) sitting smack in the middle of the country. Seeing kangaroos in the wild, the chance to cuddle a koala, and just experience the laid-back attitude for which Australians are famous, may seem like an impossible dream. Happily, it takes only a day to travel to this great island continent, and with flights more reasonably priced than ever, and plenty of deals available throughout the year, you could soon be chatting with the locals while marveling at the mixed-up features of a platypus. Getting there Plenty of airlines travel to Australia, including their main carrier, Qantas. How much you pay to t... Read more

Editor's Choice - ArafuraBlue
By Lisa Monk

When we think of Darwin, we usually think of going in the dry season.  This certainly allows us to enjoy activities like the Darwin Cup in July and the renowned festival, which runs each year in August.  It also means that most of the spectacular national parks are open.  The downside is that the city is more crowded, accommodation is difficult to come by and you will have missed the experience of the Wet! Don’t let the wet season put you off … yes, it is usually around 30 degrees most days, but the afternoon storms cool things down and provide an awesome background to a place of astonishing natural beauty.  The wet season is Darwin’s best-kept secret and a great antidote to the hot, dry summers and water restrictions of the southern states. Another... Read more

Kakadu National Park
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Step back in time and experience the beauty that has been a home to Aboriginal people for more than 40,000 years. Australia’s most famous national park spans an enormous 20,000 square kilometers and is one of the few Australian sites listed by UNESCO World Heritage for both its cultural and natural offerings. More than 1000 species of plants can be found in Kakadu, along with countless different birds and animals, stunning rock formations, ancient cave paintings and cultural offerings. It is impossible to see and experience everything in a single trip. What to do in Kakadu? Whether you are in search of a leisurely escape or a vacation packed with adventure, you will find choices to suit your touring style. Budget conscious travelers will find many free guided tours and activities ... Read more

Delightful Darwin
By BT's at Moil on the Park

Darwin has much to show you.....its Chinese history, the bombing of Darwin in WW2, wonderful art galleries and museums, you can even feed the fish! Darwin city this is where most of the entertainment activity takes place. There are many theme bars and dozens of restaurants catering for all tastes, from the budget cafes up to silver service. The trendy Cullen Bay Marina, close to the city, also has many restaurants, some right on the boardwalk as does the Darwin Wharf Precinct. Just out of Darwin there is the Crocodile Farm, Litchfield National Park, the Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam, a birdwatchers paradise and several river cruises you can take to see the jumping crocodiles. Further out, about 3 hours by road is the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park and the magnificent Kathe... Read more

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