I LOVE Darwin’s dry season!
Darwin is the smallest and most Northern Australian capital. Its total population sits at around 127,000 and it combines fabulous weather and Outback charm to create a Backpacker’s Mecca in the dry season.
Lucky for me, it’s dry season in Darwin right now and I’m in Darwin!
For all the times I’ve spent in Darwin, I’ve never done a crocodile cruise. Shocking because the Top End is perhaps best known for its crocodiles. There’s a brilliant local newspaper up here called the NT News which publishes very little of substance; however, you can almost guarantee that once a week it will publish a story about a crocodile turning up in a family swimming pool or someone swimming somewhere they shouldn’t or just a reminder about croc safety – that’s how common crocodiles are in the Territory’s landscape. So, this weekend I took my mate Dadzy and drove 64km south of Darwin along the Arnhem highway to the Adelaide River in search of a crocodile cruise.
Here’s a few piccies from the day.
I’m heading down South for a couple of weeks, but hopefully i’ll get time to do a bit of reading to learn more about these magnificent creatures and will update you with a more informative post in the next few days.
Till then, truth and adventure till the Last page, stay safe,