Must do in Darwin

Australia Bucket List - The 10 Adventures You Must Do in Darwin

I decided to do a little throwback today and post about a place I used to live in back in my home country of Australia. It's a little place called Darwin. Now when you think of visiting the land down under most people think of seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or holding a Koala or cruising through Surfers Paradise. Not many people mention a visit to Darwin in their plans, but I am here to show you why you need to, with this guide of the top 10 things you must do in Darwin. 

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Cool Off at the Berry Springs Nature Reserve, Darwin, Australia

It's the end of Australia week on the blog and I am finishing it off by showcasing a few gorgeous photos of the Berry Springs Nature Reserve. If you remember back to the blog about the Territory Wildlife Park, you will remember that I mentioned that it is a great idea to pack your swimwear and take a dip in Berry Springs after your day at the park. This is said Berry Springs. It is only a 5 minute drive from the Wildlife Park making it the perfect way to end your day of animal watching. The park is only open in the dry season due to the crocodile threat in the wet season, so remember to check that it is open and safe before swimming.

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The Must See Jumping Crocodile Cruise in Darwin, Australia

The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is the largest reptile in the world. The ultimate apex predator who has remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. If you are in the Northern Territory and want to see them up close and in the wild, then look no further. The jumping crocodile cruise is a tour that you need to do.

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Mataranka Thermal Pool. Must see and do Darwin.

A Road Trip to the Mataranka Thermal Pool from Darwin, Australia

Tonight on the blog, we are venturing about 100km south of the small town of Katherine in the Northern Territory to a hidden gem called Mataranka. I had never been to Mataranka and felt like this trip was as good a time as any to head down there and see what all the fuss was about. So my husband and I packed some water bottles with our swim gear and off we went down the highway. The drive was less than exciting - termite mounds to the left, termite mounds to the right and bitumen highway in front. Although, lucky for us, we were able to spot a wild Jabiru feeding in a wetland, lots of kangaroos and we even drove through a bushfire, all of which made the drive more entertaining.

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Territory Wildlife Park

A Day at The Territory Wildlife Park, Darwin, Australia

The Territory Wildlife Park is nestled 45 minutes away from Darwin and is a wildlife park that needs to be on your 'must see' list while visiting the Top End. The park boasts enclosures that allow you to see the array of animals in their natural environments as well as keeper demonstrations and interactive encounters, so there really is something for everyone.

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Litchfield National Park

A Day at Litchfield National Park. Darwin, Australia

It's Australia week on the blog, and I am kicking it off with a look at Litchfield National Park which is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Litchfield, or Litchy as it is affectionately known, is a gorgeous natural wonderland set in the outback, about 130kms away from Darwin.

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