Kakadu and Darwin

KAKADU!
Yesterday we had a massive day exploring, visiting Anbangbang Billabong, Nourlangie Rock, Jim Jim Falls and the Twin Falls.

Nourlangie Rock was a 1.5km walk past an ancient Aboriginal Shelter and some of the most recent art sites in the Kakadu National Park. Most being done in the last 1000 years. The kids were so intrigued about how they made their ‘ochre’ and the stories behind the artwork.

The Twin Falls were spectacular! The 1km rock walk with our little adventurers in the beaming 35 degree sun was well worth it. It’s just a shame you can’t swim there, with the chance of Saltwater crocs (but they are working on opening it again to swimming at the moment). They do have traps in place, they caught a 2 metre one, this time last year.๐Ÿ˜€

We decided to squeeze in the Jim Jim Falls as well, with a 1.8km return walk and most of it climbing over boulders. The kids loved it! These Falls were only trickling as there wasn’t much of a wet season this year. But still a stunning view, especially the walk as the sun was starting to go down! You can swim at this one as apparently the only way Saltwater crocs can get in is over the falls and it’s very unlikely they will survive the 150m drop.

We made it back to camp just in time for the start of Origin on the big screen, set up next to the pool! The kids swam as we sat back and watched the blues win!
Awesome day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

What a jam packed 5 days we have just had in Darwin. A bit sad to leave, we could definitely live here… During Winter haha.
We did the Mindil Beach Sunset markets on both Thursday and Sunday, went out in the boat fishing for an afternoon (Thanks Uncle Gary for lending us your boat), catch ups with family, watched the V8’s at Hidden Valley and rocked out at the ‘after concert’ to Jimmy Barnes, watched ‘Minions’ at the movies, checked out some crocs at Crocosaurus Cove, did some shopping at the Northern Territory’s biggest shopping centre (HELLOOO civilisation ๐Ÿ˜œ), ate way too much good food, lots of swimming, got 4am wake ups nearly every morning from the RAAF ย Jets doing training and then finished it off with the Leanyer water park, which was awesome and free!!
Looking forward to sitting back and relaxing for the next 3 days at LitchfieldNational Park ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha, who are we kidding?! ๐Ÿ˜

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