Where are we?
A two week tour of Australia’s Northern Territories and the Red Centre
For full itinerary please click here.
Part 1: Darwin
Darwin, on first glance, was not a town I wanted to return to. A small isolated place, it was rebuilt after being bombed by the Japanese during the Second World War, and then rebuilt again after being flattened by Cyclone Tracy. You’d think that would give town planners the unique opportunity to create something special, but it’s not pretty. It’s functional, and decorated by too many singlets, tattoos and drunks.
But as we know, you should never judge a book by its cover, and first impressions are often deceiving.
It has a lovely harbour area, regenerated with restaurants, holiday apartments and a lagoons. There’s a chilled out, relaxed vibe. No-one is going anywhere fast – partly because there is nowhere to go, unless you hire a car and head for the countryside. Which is what we did. Not before boarding a plane and heading to Alice Springs.
Part 2: Alice Springs
Part 3: The Red Centre
Part 4: Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield
Notes on Darwin:
We stayed at: The Double Tree, Hilton
We ate at: The Ducks Nuts (breakfast), Roma Bar (toasted sandwiches), One Wharf (steak)