Darwin (water fun and glorious sunsets)July 28, 2017 in Australia
Our original plan for 4 nights in Darwin extended to 9 on account of a slowly dying fridge - at least there was plenty for us to do! We discovered the fantastic Leanyer Recreation Park and spent an afternoon cooling off at the lagoon pool, water play area and zipping down the 3 water slides - best of all, it was completely FREE! Roy and the kids visited again on Friday (which was a public holiday for the Darwin Show) expecting it to be really busy but it was even quieter than the first time we'd visited.
The water theme continued the next day when we headed to the Wave Pool - at $18 for the whole family it was another great value outing. The kids thoroughly wore themselves out riding the waves on the supplied boogie boards and inflatable rings - so much so that Meg ended up having a nap on a sun lounge mid-afternoon!
Darwin's sunsets are pretty spectacular and we really enjoyed watching them from the grassy beer garden at the Darwin Ski Club, right on the water at Fannie Bay. We also joined a few thousand other people to check out the famous sunset view at Mindil Beach while we ate our tasty market treats for dinner.Read more