Northern Territory, Australia
We have now bought a new camera as our old one was unfixable, which is why we have now only managed to take pictures and update the site and why we have no pics of Darwin. But here it is
After a two and a half hour flight from Bali to Darwin, we landed with a local time of 4:30am. Throughout both airports we mustve been through around 25 gates ranging from customs, quarantine, immigration, visas, luggage search, and around 10 other security checks. All worth it i suppose.
Our introduction into the Australian hostel life was not necessarily the best. We spent our first night in the bunk bed of a dorm with people coming in and out all the time, not forgetting the cleaner who woke us up a number of times.
We spent the first three days looking into campervans, buying or renting etc. etc. which was a hassle all by itself but eventually we managed to buy one that is perfect for us. We call it the Mystery Machine 2. Bought off an old Aussie couple it has only done 280,000 km and still going strong!
As soon as this was all sorted we hit the road and arrived in Kakadu National Park the next day.
Where they filmed Crocodile Dundee, Kakadu National Park is the 2nd largest national park in the world, covering 20,000sq/km.
Unfortunately after a the recent cyclone Tracy which hit the northern territory, many of the areas of the park were closed and the roads innaccessible after being flooded. And anywhere there is water there are crocodiles, with signs like this around everywhere, and the fact that there are thousands in the park, we decided to skip these bits.
Main areas included waterfalls, 20,000 year old aboriginal rock art sites, bush walks and most impressive landscapes and sunsets.
The bonus about having a campervan is that we can cook all our own food and not have to choose from a menu consisting only of rice, noodles or pancakes. Weve been staying in and around the camp sites in Kakadu and we had our first barbie yesterday.
Onto Katherine next