September 23, 2012
Darwin and Kakadu National Park
We've been waiting for Darwin! Four weeks ago, in Exmouth, Terri's camera stopped working. We disassembled it, cleaned it, and lubed it, but no joy.
So the first thing we did in Darwin was go camera shopping. And we lucked out! We found a large discount store with a sale in progress. We were able to buy the camera we wanted for only 25% more than we would have paid in the US. That's a real deal in Australia!
With that business taken care of we took a look around. Darwin isn't large, but like every city we've been to so far in Australia it's an attractive and pleasant place. How do they do it?
More about Darwin.
Darwin From East Point
Kakadu National Park
As you can see by the lack of pictures above, we didn't spend a lot of time in Darwin. Kakadu beckoned. Kakadu is one of the top wildlife and birding destinations in Australia.
More about Kakadu National Park.
Entrance to Kakadu National Park
Essential Birdwatching Tool
Morning at Yellow Water Billabong
A Nice Croc
Kakadu Rock Art
Rig of the Week
As we mentioned last week, Australians love tents. Here's a popular tent trailer optimized for the Outback.
Set up in a campground. Note that the tent doesn't sit on the ground, it rests on a metal platform that folds out from the trailer. Sleeping accomodations are in the trailer, not the tent.
Here's the same trailer with the tent packed away in the top section of the clamshell. Here you can see the metal platform that the tent sits on, although it is folded to half size.
Ready to roll.This is an easy trailer to tow on those corrugated back roads.