A few years back, I went on a school trip which meant driving in a double decker bus from Melbourne through to Darwin. It was a great trip with 42 other students (and my now-Husband!) and remains one of the best trips I have taken through Australia.
We went from Melbourne – Adelaide – Coober Pedy – Kulgera – Alice Springs – Tennant Creek – Mataranka – Darwin. Along the way, we managed to visit the Mataranka Thermal Pools, Berry Springs, Uluru, Kakadu, Katherine’s Gorge, Litchfield Park, Mindil Beach, Wangi Wangi Falls…. The list goes on!
I managed to kiss a crocodile, swim with numerous reptiles (I am hoping it was just a water dragon and wasn’t a snake as it went right through my legs!), see amazing wildlife and view Australia in a way I had never before. I also got to explore Kings Canyon and climb Ayers Rock (Uluru) but they have now closed the latter down, so that was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Northern Territory has a lot to offer and is a must-do when visiting Australia.
Discovery Holiday Park, Darwin
Ayers Rock Campground, Northern Territory
Places to eat:
Crepes, Mindil Beach Market
Things to do:
Mindil Beach, Darwin
Mindil Beach Market, Darwin
Alice Springs Town Centre, Northern Territory
Kulgera, Northern Territory
Tennant Creek Pub, Northern Territory
Mataranka Thermal Pools, Northern Territory
Crocodylus Park, Darwin
Uluru, Northern Territory
Kakadu, Northern Territory
Berry Springs, Northern Territory
Wangi Wangi Falls, Northern Territory