Darwin Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Experiences That Will Show You The Best of Australia Activities in Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine, Broome and the Bungle Bungles
Discover Darwin, Kakadu National Park and Litchfield.
Darwin and the Top End of Australia.
Darwin is right on the "Top End" of Australia, and is the access point for the Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine and is the starting point for many expeditions westward through the Bungle Bungles to Broome. The whole "Top End" has a Monsoon Climate, and this means that, while the temperature is an even 32 deg. C (89 deg. F) most of the year, you can expect extremely heavy rains in the wet season. The wet months are between November and April. During this time you can expect to experience up to 426 mm (16.8 inches) of rain in any given month.
To get a feel for the size of the whole Top End, check the Australian.com Map of Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine, Broome, Bungle Bungles, The Top End. The City Map of Darwin Australia will help you find your way around Darwin City itself. The City Map of Darwin will help you find your way around Darwin City itself. There is a wide range of Accommodation and Hotels in Darwin, and if you are wanting to stay in Kakadu National Park, Katherine or Broome it is wise to book in advance, especially in the dry season from April through to October.
Darwin Downtown enjoys extensive views out over the Timor Sea, due to the fact that is built on a bluff of land that overlooks the harbour. Darwin Hotel Accommodation is best along the Esplanade for the best sunset views and the proximity to Bicentennial Park and the foreshore. Day Trips & Excursions leave Darwin for Kakadu, Litchfield and surrounding areas so it is possible to hub out of the city for most activities if you do not wish to overnight out in the bush.
Dawrin Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Tours, Activities, Experiences and Sightseeing In and Around Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield, the Bungle Bungles and Broome
Kakadu National Park.
Kakadu National Park is located 170 Kms (102 miles) to the southwest of Darwin. It is immense, stretching 200 Kms (120 miles) north to south and 100 Kms (60 miles) east to west over the Alligators Rivers area of the Northern Territory at the Top End of Australia. In an interesting balance between progress and conservation, the Kakadu National Park is home to the Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive in the World. This whole huge region is a wonderland of wetlands, birdlife, wildlife and Aboriginal Culture, all of which can be experienced on any of the Multi-Day & Extended Tours from Darwin. If you are limited in time, any of the Day Trips & Excursions Darwin are a long day of it, but you will experience the immensity of this unique Australian environment during the tour. A good way to split the difference is to go on one of the Overnight Tours From Darwin - these excellent activities stay in quality hotels so you don't have to rough it unnecessarily.
Litchfield National Park.
Named after Frederick Litchfield, the first explorer of the area around Batchelor and the National Park that bears his name, the Litchfield National Park was proclaimed in 1986 and today attracts over 260,000 visitors annually. Most of the attractions of Litchfield National park can be accessed on Litchfield National Park Day Tours from Darwin, or by regular car as a self drive over sealed roads. Access to the more remote areas of the park are limited, however, to 4 Wheel Drive vehicles and a deal of experience is required before striking out on your own. There are 4 Wheel Drive Tours of Litchfield available from Darwin. The centre of the Park is dominated by a sandstone plateau, and the waterfalls that cascade through the gorges and escarpments created are spectacular. The most popular are the Florence Falls and the Bluey Rockhole. The Magnetic Termite Mounds in the Litchfield are made by the tiny insects as they orient their homes facing north to south to control the temperature.
The Bungle Bungles - Purnululu National Park.
It is the unusual and striking layering of different coloured sandstones that give the domes of the Bungles Bungles (Purnululu National Park) their distinctive orange and grey bands. Kununurra is the nearest town to the north of the Bungle Bungles, and Halls Creek the nearest township to the south. If you are visiting the area as a self drive, accommodation is available in both Kununurra and Halls Creek. A Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle Scenic Flight is available from Kununurra in the dry season - check the availability according to the time of year you are there.
Broome is way out there, an island of civilization on the coast surrounded by thousands of square kms of unspoiled wilderness. Visited by a number of different explorers from the late 1600's onward, much of the development of Broome is tied to the pearling industry. Many Japanese pearl divers worked the area and the Japanese Cemetery at Broome is the resting place for nearly 1,000 of them who lost their lives in diving accidents over the years. Cable Beach is a truly spectacular beach on the Indian Ocean some 7 Kms (4 miles) to the south of Broome with its crystal clear water and expanse of white sand. Care should be exercised when swimming between November and March due to the Box Jellyfish in the area. Get stung by one of these and you will know all about it. A great way to experience Cable Beach is on the Broome Half-Day Tour with Optional Cable Beach Sunset Camel Ride. To get right out into the bush and under the skin of things, the 4 Wheel Drive Tours to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek, as well as the Cape Leveque Aboriginal Community leave from Broome on a regular basis.
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