Soyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
A full day in Darwin, particularly after doing a tour (hopefully not one of those packaged ones, but one you will do yourself) is a must. Not only because the relaxation would be good, but because Darwin really is a unique city to experience.
Just a shame that you will be getting into Darwin at 6pm, as you will likely miss one of the true experiences you won't get in Sydney, Melbourne or elsewhere on the east coast - that being the tropical Darwin sunset over the Timor Sea.
If I were you, and you had the $, I would personally ditch the Litchfield trip, and instead try to get to the Cobourg Peninsula - this is Aboriginal territorial land (Arnhem Land) and access is limited (you need to apply for permits before entering). Many years ago we spent 3 nights at Seven Spirit Bay - the prices aren't for the faint hearted. If you like fishing, this is one of the great spots on the planet.
Malb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Do the litchfield trip over 2 days forget Kakadu its a rip off , spend a night in Mandorra( 30 mins by ferrry from cullen bay ) and meet a real territorian and a few mad backpackers and spend the last day in Darwin go to the museam , aviation museam on the Stuart highway 20 mins from town ,parliment house, botanical gardens , walk along foreshore of darwin harbour some great history around there , grab the tour bus and get a day pass. Cullen bay to see the sun set (Awsome). finish the night off at Shennangins best pub in town , take taxi direct from pub to airport .
Darwin is a great town but watch out for Longrassers who humbug( ask for money smokes & drink ) say no ALL the time
thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
DTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1034 times:
I did the 3-day Kakadu trip and I have to say it was fantastic. The walks are amazing you can swim in tropical plunge pools. Ubirr Rock is fantastic as well. Great sight over the tropical forest. I can only recommend that trip.
I did the one-day Litchfield tour, too. One day is definitely enough considering Litchfield seemed to be a lot smaller than Kakadu and furthermore it is closer to DRW. I would also recommend to do a boat tour on the alligator river. You can see spectacular crocodile jumps there.