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Melbourne in Winter. 20180701.

Well the end is here. Of our extended holiday. The start of a new fiscal year started with our early morning trip to Melbourne on the red eye from Darwin. Leaving balmy Darwin at 2am in short-sleeves, to arriving in Melbourne just prior to sunrise and barely 5 degrees. A…

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Darwin last day. 20180630

We discovered this morning how close Litchfield National Park is to Darwin. What a great place on their doorstep, for a swim, given that is not so possible on the lovely beaches here. After leaving Batchelor this morning, we visited the very pleasant market at Parap, had a delicious smoothie…

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Litchfield National Park NT. 20180629

After the most spectacular of breakfasts at our five star accommodation (we were obliged to move there for one night as our other accommodation was double booked – we lucked out), we headed to Litchfield National Park some 200 km from Katherine to the north west, on the way to…

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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. 20180628

This Gorge located 30 km in the Nitmiluk National Park is a continuous piece of rock running from Arnhem Land to the north. This morning we enjoyed several hours cruising this most spectacular place, including a most enjoyable swim near the third Gorge. Indeed there are many gorges but in…

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Cooinda, Yellow Waters and Maguk 20180627

After an overnight stay at the Cooinda Lodge, some 50 odd km to the south of Jabiru in the Kakadu National Park, we were up early for our sunrise cruise of Yellow Waters. What an experience that was. A true highlight for our ever too short Kakadu stay. We feel…

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Kakadu National Park 20180626

Early start with 30 minute scenic fright …. flight out of Jabiru. Was fine but a bit bumpy and a few anxious passengers. Then stone country travels, indigenous art, wetlands and finishing in Cooinda tonight. Have also added some repeats from Ubirr given we visited there again to visit the…

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Jim Jim Falls and Jabiru NT. 20180625

No crocodiles today, just lots of croc stories, warnings and signs. What we did have was a major shemozzle this early morning when our tour company stuffed up all their pickups, to the extent every tour was delayed and many had to be rearranged, including ours. In our case, we…

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Kakadu National Park and Jabiru NT. 20180624

Headed to Kakadu National Park today, staying at Jabiru for next two nights. So today has been about wetlands, crocs, and a few other impressive animals. Apparently a nice sunset is later, if we get there. Wetlands. Our first day. The salt water crocodiles on the Adelaide River NT. And…

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Darwin district 20180623

The main attraction today was the Wildlife Park some 50km or so from Darwin city. Aside from being rather tired after walking about, we did agree that it was a worthwhile visit. A combination of exhibits like a zoo, with some scheduled talks and demonstrations, as  well as lovely walks through…

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Darwin 20180622

Relaxing in Darwin after a sleep in and late arrival this morning. Soon to pick up our 4WD and so be able to start exploring Darwin before our sunset cruise and dinner this evening on Darwin Harbour. Meantime the views below are from our balcony of our room at Skycity Casino,…

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