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Want know more on how to explore the Top End of the Northern Territory? Contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre located at 6 Bennett Street in the city centre, call 1300 138 886 or email to email@example.com
Hook a one million dollar fish in the NT!
The Northern Territory is an unrivalled fishing destination with huge tidal rivers, scenic inland billabongs, mangrove-lined estuaries and a picturesque coastline. Its vast networks of waterways offer a variety of world-class fishing options.
There are many different hot spot destinations throughout the Territory’s Top End that offer great fishing, all set in picturesque natural landscapes. They are well serviced by a full range of tourist facilities along with expert fishing guides, unique accommodation-and fishing combinations and services such as fuel, food, repairs and supplies.
You can hire a boat or bring your own, take a fully guided fishing safari, stay at a remote fishing lodge or charter a mothership, or even throw in a line from a wharf or jetty –every type of angler and every type of fishing experience is catered for.
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.
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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.
Walks over the sandstone plateau range from an hour to five days and offer spectacular views of the gorge. Some, like the 58-kilometre Jatbula Trail, take in most of Nitmiluk’s landscapes – monsoon forest, stone country, upland swamp, woodland and river. Canoes can be hired at the gorge, and commercially operated two, four and eight hour cruises are available, as well as helicopter flights. The gorges and the surrounding landscape have great significance to the local Jawoyn people, who are custodians of Nitmiluk National Park.
Retreat from the heat of the day into shady monsoon forests in the ancient gorges created over thousands of years. Birdwatchers can see Black Kites and other birds of prey wheeling overhead, and seek out Yellow Orioles, Figbirds, Koel, Spangled Drongos, Dollarbirds and the Rainbow Bee-eater in the sheltered areas close to waterfalls.
Take a picnic and find a shady spot at Florence Falls, Tabletop Swamp, Greenant Creek, Wangi Falls and Walker Creek. Cool off in one of the many pleasant waterholes such as the spectacular Florence Falls, which cascades into a plunge pool set in a pocket of monsoon forest. Take the easy three -minute walk from the car park to the lookout to survey the gorge and excellent views of Florence Falls. Or stretch your legs by following the gorge rim walk down the stairs to the valley floor.
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.
For the ultimate adrenalin rush climb into the Cage of Death for a face-to-face dive encounter with some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in captivity. Go solo or ask a friend to join you as you are lowered into enclosures to meet their famous inhabitants including Chopper, Denzel and Bess. The 200,000-litre, two-storey freshwater aquarium is modelled after a typical Top End river and holds over 15 fish species, including the famous local barramundi. Don't miss the twice daily crocodile and fish feeding shows and turtle sanctuary.
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Enjoy a picnic dinner on the beach whilst experiencing a spectacular tropical sunset. Afterwards, take time to look around the stalls which include masseurs, tarot readers, leatherworkers, artists, tailors and jewellers. While browsing, listen to the free live street theatre, magicians and an array of local and international buskers.
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