Take to the bush tracks, dirt roads and endless highways of the vast Northern Territory and discover this ancient land at your own pace. Travel across red desert landscapes and tropical savannah, lush rainforest and along rugged coastlines by car, campervan or 4WD. The Nature’s Way: Be enveloped by nature at every turn on a scenic journey through Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Photographic, wildlife and birdwatching enthusiasts will delight in this comfortable 550km drive past wetlands and gorges, waterfalls and waterholes.
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Darwin Waterfront is home to the Wave Pool and also safe swimming Recreation Lagoon. Darwin Waterfront's cafes and restaurants offer plenty of opportunities to refuel after a morning swim, linger over a luxurious lunch, or stop for a sundowner. Choose from high-end Mediterranean and Mexican restaurants, to more casual cafes and bars - you'll never be too far from an ice cream or a barra burger. Drift along Wharf One's row of restaurants and shops, by the lagoon, or head further afield to Stokes Hill Wharf, a favourite fishing and fish-and-chip spot and popular starting point for harbour cruises.
Bark Hut Inn
Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise
Marksie’s Stockman Camp Tucker Night
Just a three-hour drive from the city limits is the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, with a remarkable variety and concentration of wildlife, vast floodplains and billabongs, forests, and rugged rocky hills. Come marvel at some of the park’s prolific Aboriginal rock art, and get a sense of one of the longest historical records of any group of people on earth. As you explore, you will see a sample of the more than 2,000 plant species, a quarter of Australia’s freshwater fish species and more than a third of its birds that are all resident in the park. Join a cruise to see saltwater crocodiles, and lose yourself in an unforgettable sunrise and sunset from the top of the rocky outcrops overlooking vast wetlands. Challenge yourself to tackle any one of the four-wheel drives and bushwalking trails. It is nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity.
Of all the Australian cities, the Northern Territory’s capital city, Darwin is most like its Asian neighbours, complete with tropical climate and Asian-influenced food. And, on its doorstep are some of the world’s most important natural attractions. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet listed Darwin as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2012. Only about five hours from Malaysia, Darwin is a unique destination for a short break. And for a longer holiday, Darwin is the gateway to some of Australia’s most stunning outback terrain, abundant wildlife, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, cultural centres and World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Weekends in Darwin kick off on Thursday night with the world-famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, and continue through to the local suburban Parap market on Saturday mornings for a great variety of food stalls, arts and crafts, handmade jewellery and souvenirs. Relish the flavor of five continents, have your palm read and watch local entertainers perform. Fine dining restaurants are dotted all over the city, with most showcasing the fresh produce available from the NT. Local restaurants and markets provide a variety of cuisines and atmospheres, but make sure that you tuck into some authentic Territory fare like mud crabs, Barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile.
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets