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A week in Darwin

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croc_jumpingI was fortunate enough to spend last week in Darwin, a place I’ve always wanted to go to but never had the chance. It was great. We went bushwalking and swimming at Litchfield National Park, on an Adelaide River crocodile tour, on a dinner cruise, fishing of Darwin harbour, and toured the city shops and markets.
Darwin is very different to the other capitals and has quite a special character of its own. The weather is quite hot and changeable, but it’s certainly not an uncomfortable place to be in October, the cusp of the dry and wet seasons.

Did you know? Darwin is home to one of three enclosed coral reefs in the world. Its owner runs the aquatic centre on the waterfront filled with educational marterial about Australia’s sea life.

I think Darwin is more strategic a city than it’s given credit for. It’s really geared as a tourist town (with prices to reflect that), but could easily be Australia’s gateway to Asia and the world. A northern pearl in the sourthern hemisphere.

I hope to return sometime soon.

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