Tamarind Park

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  • Day17

    Crocodile Dundee

    July 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We went to see the jumping Crocodiles today which was ok but I was honestly a little bit scared,especially when the woman in charge of our boat announced that we had no power steering only 15 mins into an hour long trip!!
    The Crocs are attracted to the boats engines and come along side, the woman in charge of the “no power steering boat” entices them with a chunk of pork on the end of a stick and waits until they have jumped out of the water 3 times before giving them the meat!
    We then had lunch at Adelaide river, which runs from Adelaide to Darwin, the girl serving us was from Riddlesden believe it or not 😀 We then visited the Adelaide River War Cemetery before heading back to Darwin.
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  • Day15

    Road and Plane trip to Darwin

    July 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Not a lot to report other than a 4.5hr drive back to Alice Springs from Uluru, but, we did see 2 Camels on the way (it happened to be next to a Camel Farm but nevertheless we did see them roaming round😊 ) We also saw lots of road kill Hugh....about 3 Kangaroos or Wallabies, a Camel and a cow 😟
    After lunch in Alice Springs and topping the car up with petrol we head to the airport about 10k from AS. Just one flight leaving today and that was to Darwin 👍🏻 Also we discovered today that you don’t have to dump your water at security if you are travelling within Australia only if travelling Internationally!
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  • Day16

    Day in Darwin

    July 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Well we are fans of Darwin. I could think of worst places to spend our 13th Wedding Anniversary!
    We got up early to get EK a podiatry appointment to sort her corns out 👍🏻 and me a doctors appointment to sort my ear out 👍🏻 (my right ear has become really painful when flying....not good when we have 4 more flights to go) Once that was all sorted we had Japanese food for lunch and a lovely stroll round whilst David did his own thing! Then we all did the obligatory red bus tour which was enjoyed by all. The museum exhibition about Typhoon Tracy destroying Darwin in 1975 was particularly interesting, though the highlight was EK spotting three wild Wallabies....closer inspection of image 5 below.Read more

  • Day36

    Day 36: Loundry day & enjoy Darwin

    August 25, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Finally clean clothes, it costed me the morning but had no plans anyway. Washed it all, because I was down to my last set of non smelling clothes. After washing and drying and some extra drying in the sun everything was clean and dry for the first time in 36 days. Time to lunch and go for a walk, at the park I heard my name... what??? Who..? Ahhh the guys from Germany form the tour, nice to come across them they were heading to Cairns as well. So we talked about that and what to do in Darwin, I took their advice to go to the museum it was really interesting. About hurricane tracy that devastated whole Darwin, about Krokodile Sweetheart one off the biggest that ate engine's off the boats, was captured to place elsewhere and drowned, about history and animals off Australia and off course about the Aboriginal culture. After this it was to the city center again, have some pizza and head into the party scene. Same people, same place (monsoons), different show, different outcome of the night. It was much more fun actually, not because of more beer although that was the case ;-). Just a lot more people dancing. I enjoyed Darwin it is not that big so after 2 nights you probably know everybody, but some things just surprises me still. The way people meet and especially Dutchies, some just go to shoarma places while being a vegan and succeed in eating a full portion how cool is that. Dutch are just awesome ;-). I love meeting people because they are all unique and therefore interesting, it also brings up new ideas. Wonderfull world, good night ;-).Read more

  • Day69

    Darwin City

    February 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We spent the morning in Darwin, the northernmost town in Australia. Named for Charles Darwin, who studied the local animal life on a voyage here, Darwin was our last English speaking port for a while. The temperature here today was in the 90’s, it was as humid as a Columbus County picnic, and the UV index was in the low teens. It’s hot here, children. Darwin has been rebuilt 4 times because of cyclone damage, most recently after Cyclone Tracy leveled the town in 1974. The Northern Territory is interesting. According to Bill Bryson, the NT has never ratified the federal constitution of Australia. It is a territory, not a state like Victoria or Queensland. NT sends observers, not delegates, to the national capital in Canberra. Federal Australian police must obtain permission from the NT government to pursue an investigation here. Sometimes permission is given; sometimes it isn’t. Add to all of this the fact that outside of Darwin there is nothing but a desert full of lethal creepie crawlies between here and the center of the continent, and you can see why Darwin and the NT still have something of the character of America’s wild, wild West. Except for the people, everything in Australia is trying hard to kill you. The local territorial police may choose to enforce Australian federal law, but they are free not to. In small towns local custom is the law. In the outback you can find folks who contend that the NT is not, technically and legally, part of the nation of Australia. There is the most complete outdoor store I’ve ever seen here—even bigger than the one in Alaska’s Tongass National Park. But you need such a store here. Once you get outside of town you’re on your own for about 800 miles to Alice Springs. You get the idea. Still, we found the people here to be very kind. They are quite nice and very helpful to visitors. One does not last long in this harsh environment without depending upon one’s “mates” for mutual aid. Quite traditional, they are no-nonsense, practical, conservative Anglicans who believe in God and in helping one’s neighbor. Just don’t cross ‘em. They are kind, but they are also very tough and independent.Read more

  • Day80

    Darwin - Northern Territory - Australien

    August 16, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Nach den für unsere Verhältnisse sehr günstigen Preisen in Asien kommen wir in Darwin in einem Backpacker Hostel mitten auf der Partymeile unter und müssen trotzdem noch ziemlich tief in die Tasche greifen. Dafür gibt es nach zwei ein halb Monaten endlich wieder einen genialen Supermarkt mit Käsetheke und allem was man sich für ein ausgedehntes Sonntags Frühstücks Picknick in einem von Darwins wunderschönen Parks nur wünschen kann. Den Rotwein, der endlich wieder erschwinglich ist, nicht zu vergessen! Australien ist voller Kinder und so kommt auch Lily mit Spielplätzen und einem extra Kinderkonzert voll auf ihr Kosten. Außerdem ist zufällig gerade das Darwin Festival (Kunst, Essen, Musik).Read more

  • Day16


    July 3, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We've had 3 nights staying in Darwin's city centre in preparation for the next leg of our journey and to catch our breath. We drove around the bays, the harbour and marinas, out to the burbs to the shops, Mindil Beach Markets, watched the sunset over the sea, participated in Territory Day celebrations, visited the military museum and Haydn bought some beautiful Indigenous art. Time to drive to Litchfield National Park tomorrow for a couple of nights then onto Broome via the Gibb River Rd.Read more

  • Day250

    Darwin- Ladies Night

    May 4, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Heute sind wir in Darwin angekommen. Wir haben aber erstmal nur den einen Abend. 😊 Direkt neben unserem Hostel ist eine Bar, in der heute Ladies Night ist. Wir haben von halb bekleideten Männern Free Drinks serviert bekommen. Das einzige Problem ist nur morgen müssen wir um viertel nach 5 raus, weil dann unser letzter Teil der Outback Tour startet. 😂Read more

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