After looking at a number of options to see Kakadu in Australia’s Northern Territory, we decided to book an “Adventure Tours Australia” 4WD, three day tour out of Darwin to save a lot of planning and organisation. It was great that the trip was in a truck that seated about twelve guests and two drivers, with people from Russia, France, Germany, Australia and Canada. We stayed in reasonably comfortable, permanently-set-up tents and got to see the highlights of the region. We went on a river cruise, to the Kakadu information centre, on some spectacular hikes, swims and saw the crocs relaxing on the sandbanks and learnt some of the traditional stories of the Aboriginal People. It was great that it was the low season for tourists as it made things quieter for us at each of the places we stopped at.
Before the Kakadu trip, we stayed in Darwin and saw lots of things. We tried our luck fishing off some jetties, but when that didn’t provide success, we went out on a fishing charter. We caught a few tasty snapper, but once again it wasn’t our day to bring in the big one!
Darwin has a great zoo-like attraction – Crocosaurus Cave where we had the chance to feed the baby crocs some meat and get up closet to these amazing, wild creatures. There, we also had the chance to hold some reptiles including the snakes!
On our way back to Darwin we stopped at the Didgeridoo Hut where we got to meet some of the local people and the wildlife they have rescued. I made a didgeridoo while I was there and got some great advice on playing it from the store owner.
This was truly a great trip, to a very spiritual place in Australia’s outback.