So I am an American living in Australia now, moved from Victoria here to Kalgoorlie western australia bout year ago my husband and i are planning on a trip in late May to NOrthern Territory via Alice Springs and all that for approx 8 weeks. Looking for suggestions on where to go wat to see and do from anyone interested in chatting about it to me. things to see, things to avoid, tourist traps, hidden gems. not just in NT but also up Northern WA. Husband and I have 4wheel drive wed like to try while out and about so any suggestions...Thanks a bunch
We'll be in the Darwin area in late Aug. We're hoping to go for a few days to Kakadu, then to the Stone Country Festival on August 25. We will be borrowing a friends car (not hiring) and they've said it's ok to use it off-road, but I believe it's 2WD. Will we be able to make it across Cahill's Crossing, if we chose the right time? I'd really love to go the the festival, but don't want to damage the car or drive all the way out there to discover we can't make it across. Any other advice for the area, Kakadu, Nitmulik, or the festival would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Hi! I'm gonna travel to Darwin in a few days and I've done some research on the tours and stuff you can do there. I really wanna experience the nature and see as much as possible. I have three-four days roughly, and I would like to focus primarily on the landbased tours, even though the ocean is great as well. What are the best tours I can take now? I've targeted these as good options so far: 1. Venture North Daytrips: http://www.venturenorth.com.au/ 2. Litchfield Day Tours: http://www.litchfielddaytours.com/ 3. SeaDarwin: http://seadarwin.com/ What I want to experience is as much as possible of genuine nature, wilderness, wild animals and landscapes combined with a guide with a lot of factual knowledge, competence and passion for these things who wants to share. If travelling alone with the guide and not a group is the best option, that's ok. I'm travelling alone, am fit, used to rough terrain, heat, humidity, wild animals and whatnot and like to get out there :) I hope you can give me some tips and recommendations on what I should focus on. Secondarily, tips on nice stuff to do in Darwin itself is appreciated - like where to grab some good food, good place to grab a beer during the evening, and so on. I also noticed the Botanical Garden as a probable nice place to visit. Thanks to everybody who takes the time and effort to assist! :) Chris
Hi everyone i need some help. will be in Darwin for a few days in August and don't have time for an overnight stay in Kakadu, but would love to see it. Is it possible (read still enjoyable) to go there for a day trip, to see the main attractions. Also, i will have a Tarago to drive around. Do you need a 4 wheel drive in Kakadu. Thanks
My husband and I will be moving to Darwin @May 1 for a three year work project. I am interested in shopping information for locals, not tourists. I hope to pack light! Will the wet season be over? Are there a lot of bugs outside or can you enjoy nights outdoors? Is internet service available in residences? Cable/Satalite tv? What cell phone service is best for international calling? Is there anything that I should bring from U S that I cannot get there?
Hi there, In two weeks we're going to Perth. From there we start our trip by camper to Exmouth, Broome and Darwin for a month. We know it's wet season in February/March but the guy from the travel agency strongly advised us to not go there because of the Cyclone Season. Has someone got experience with that? Is it really that bad or dangerous? Thank you. Cheers, Bas
I'll be headed to Darwin in March for work. What are the do's and don'ts about the city? How is the night life? How are the women?
Planning this road trip over 14 days at mid/end of April 2012 Would appreciate planning advice on what to see - which camp sites to use (or avoid) - how long to spend at each location? Do I need pre bookings for power camp sites How busy is this time of year ? and generally any suggestions on things we should be aware of Many thanks Mike
Hi can anyone advise the best way to travel from Darwin to Vietnam and vice versa. We are coming to Darwin in March next year but stopping off at Vietnam for several days first. Many Thanks Poepat
In December I was on a cruise ship and made a purchas at this shop, unfortuantly I DID'NT have my Visa card so layed buy them. On the ship the details were lost. I have now lost the name of the shop except swimsuit was written on the front and I LEFT my name etc. It was on the left intersection and had lovely cloths and swim where and is mentioned in a shopping tourest pamplet. Would love some one to help me. Marie Brown
Hi, I have been told it is cheap to fly from here to Asia but I want to go next July and the prices are all sky high (lol)! I have July off work but maybe will have to take some additional time unless sales are coming up for July later? Travel Agent told me they will sell out and I have to buy now.
Will be arriving in Darwin on Dec 6 at 6AM and leaving 14 Dec at 3PM with 4 adults n 4 teenagers (from 12 to 16yrs). We have a car and planning to drive around various parts but do not want to change hotels daily. We like to base in a town and do a few day trips and then maybe move to another town and do the same. Beside Darwin, we thought of looking at Kakadu or even Katherine. If you have better suggestions, please shoot. We like nature and animals. Please suggest which towns we can base in and how to divide the 9 days. If you have to know of any good self Catering Accommodation, please advice. Looking forward for good advice.
Hi, We are a family with a 2 year-old and a 6 months old baby, and we are thinking of going to Darwin for a few days in Sept, and visiting Litchfield park or Kakadu park. Do you think this is possible for us? What would be best, by campervan or by car + hotel? Is there a lot of walking to do, as we'll probably end up carrying our 2 kids...? Thanks for your help!
We're a Belgium family with three kids and will be travelling around Australia and New-Zealand for one year. In Australia we will travel with a Toyota Landcruiser. The car will be used untill the 15th of june 2010 and we will arrive at the 30th of june 2010 in Darwin. Between the 15th and the 30th of june the car (and all the campingstuff) need to have a safe 'sleeping'place. Can you help us ? Thanks, Marleen.
Hi Is it possible to leave the airport and see a little of Darwin, with only a 4 hour stopover? We will be arriving from Brisbane and connecting with a Bali flight. Many Thanks Magsf
Hi, I will be flying from Melbourne to Darwin at the end of June and was wondering what the cheapest airfares for this time of year are? At the moment the cheapest flights are169 one way. I don't know whether to just book these flights or take a chance and wait for cheaper flights? Thanks, Rebecca
Some friends and I are coming to Darwin in March on a tour. Can anyone recommend a local tour company that would accomodate 12-15 people? We arrive at 7am in the morning and have to be back on the ship at 5pm. Thanks. Sue
Can anyone recommend a company they have used for tours of Kakadu which would be suitable for a couple with a 4 year old child. Worried about ending up on a tour with a bunch of teenagers/ gap year kids.
We are arriving in Darwin from Sydney in late January. Have 4yo kids. We are not going to hire a car. Any tips? We would love to have a river cruise or go somewhere out of the city but we don't know if that's possible without hiring a car? Thnx.
Hullo forum folks! I'll be arriving in Darwin something in January on an early flight which lands at about 4am. I was wondering if I'd able to catch a12 shuttle bus from the airport to the city at that time. I need to arrive in the city at about 6am as I'm signed on for a tour that sets off at 6.30am. Also, the tour I'm on will go to Kakadu and the surrounds and up to the Uluru though Alice Springs and Adelaide. I was wondering if I'll need a hat that has a fly net. Your advice is very much appreciated.
Hi Globies I have a question to our Australian experts: Wild Kununurra (Darwin to Broome route) seems to be interesting... Years ago it was hard accessible, expensive and difficult to explore. Car rental companies refused to rent a compact car for Darwin - Broome route. How does it looks now?. Are main roads improoved? Stopover suggestions? Special attractions worth to stop? Thanks... Wojtek
hi, we are coming up to a conference at palmerston uni on the 27th sept to the 2nd oct and are looking for a 2 bedrooom, self contained cabin or B&B at reasonable rate, we would need to be able to walk to uni or be on a bus line maybe. would appreciate any thoughts you may have.
Visiting Darwin for first time, female, over 40 travelling alone and won't be hiring a car. Have about 7 days to do stuff and need to work out where to stay (at least for the first night). Happy to stay at a backpackers with my own room, - good for booking cheap trips - but not keen to share my space with beer sodden 20 y.olds (been one, moved on) Can anyone suggest what I should do, what I should book and an okay place to stay that's central and well priced?
Hi, We are planning a one of trip to Darwin and have booked a 3 day tour of Kakdu but would like to Hire a car and travel from Darwin to Ayers rock airport. We will be leaving Darwin on the 31st august and fly from Ayers rock on the 5th September total of 5 days travel time ? would this be enough time and what is the best and cheapest car hire company's you could recommend, trying to find one with unlimited kilometers seems near impossible any good one in Darwin (PLEASE HELP!!) Any advice on cheap places to stay along the way and good places to see would be greatly appreciated.
Arrive Darwin 1pm Saturday 1st August and joining tour Sunday Evening which leave us the remainder of Saturday and all day Sunday to do our own thing pre tour. The tour includes a morning tour of Darwin Monday. Any suggestions of special things happening weekend, including markets, possible boat cruise, where to take good photos and a good place for dinner Saturday night, something casual. What is the best way to get around on weekend, public transport or taxi. We will be ataying at the Vibe hotel, which they say is on the dge of the city centre and close to wharf. Appreciate all information. Mike
Hi ppl. My partner and I are travelling to Darwin in July. We have only just booked our flights recently and as yet do not have any accommodation or travel schedule. We are probably going to stay the first few days around Darwin then maybe get out and about in the national parks for a few days then head back to city for the remainder, We are in NT for a total of 9 nights from the 3rd of july until the 12th. Does anyone have any suggestions on what do and see in the outback/national parks (anything in NT infact) I have looked at a few tours and they seem expensive, I guess it is peak season. Would it be better/easier/more interesting to hire a car and do these ourselves? We also do not have any accomodation in Darwin yet but are probably loking at cabins out of the city.. (malak?) or something similar Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is our first time in the Territory and can't wait! Thanks in Advance Snig & Annette
Hi, I will be visiting Darwin around Anzac day for 4 days. The beach markets will not have started until the following week, so I wanted to know what the berry springs markets are like. I was planning on hiring a scooter and heading there, visiting the wildlife park and going swimming. I do ride a scoot daily at home, so am confident on highway riding. Does anyone know of any riding clubs in area? Also I was wanting to go on a sunset cruise of the harbour, but there are so many options, any recommondations? The RSL has sent me details for the dawn service, what size crowd is usually attending. In brisbane is is pretty huge. What are best places for Anzac day drinks. Looking forward to my trip, and thanks in advance for your replies.
Is there snorkeling/scuba diving anywhere in the Darwin coastline area?
My son enjoyed his trip to Perth recently, we vistied Caves, lighthouse and farm stay. May I know what type of activities are there in Darwin for a 4 years old? Is there any farm stay in Darwin? Is there any hot air balloon in Darwin? Thanks!
I arrive in darwin on 12th june and leave perth on the 28th june. I have been to alice springs, and from perth to karratha on previous travel. I am intending looking round darwin and kakadu then heading down to broome via the kimberly. would then like to take the interior road from port headland to perth. Does this sound feasible in the time. I have been looking at the 9 day 4wd from darwin to broome. Does anyone have any experience of the routes or tours listed. Any tour companies to avoid. Good and bad hostels. I have read that bBroome is very expensive All replies appreciated