day trips from Darwin

One day trips from Darwin (Australia)

Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory. It is known for its amazing national parks and the strong Aboriginal culture. I am in love with Darwin. I love everything about this beautiful cultural city. So, I have been here two times and I wish to visit many more times. I have taken multiple day trips from this city to explore the outdoors of the territory as well. This post aims at listing the day trips from Darwin city that I have taken till date.

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park is home to many stunning waterfalls and crystal clear pools. It is about 110 kilometres (2 hours) from Darwin.

Things to do

  • Swimming – A must do in Litchfield National Park is to swim in the beautiful pools. One of the popular pools is the pool near Wangi waterfalls.
  • Walking – There are plenty of walks that can be done in the national park. I did the Wangi loop walk which goes around the Wangi waterfalls. It was an easy 1.6 kilometres walk.
  • Enjoy the nature and the wildlife – Soak into the natural beauty of the national park.

Note: There are salt water crocodiles in the park, so keep an eye for the instructions and follow them at all times while in the park.

Tour details

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Kakadu National Park

The highlight of traveling in Northern Territory is the Kakadu National Park. It is famous for the Aboriginal rock paintings and the culture. The national park is around 150 kilometres from Darwin and is one of the longest day tours among the others.

Things to do

  • Aboriginal Rock art – Ubirr is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. This art site has an amazing collection of the aboriginal art. The trail has been built to view the different artefacts of aboriginal art.
  • Boat trip to Arnhem Land – A boat trip can be taken on the East Alligator River, which is a gateway to Arnhem Land. The river is home to some of the most dangerous reptiles/fishes. It has Water Python, Bull sharks and the Salt water crocodiles. Read my post Travel Guide | Arnhem Land for detailed information.
  • Walk – There are plenty of walks that can be done in the park which involves seeing and experiencing Aboriginal culture.
  • Interact with Aboriginal people – Listen to their stories, you will be fascinated for sure! Read my post An Insight into Kunwinkgu tribe for one of these stories.

Note: There are salt water crocodiles in the park, so keep an eye for the instructions and follow them at all times while in the park.

Tour details

  • Tour name: Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land
  • Provider: Offroad Dreaming
  • Cost: AUD 260.00 per person

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Katherine Gorge tour

Katherine Gorge is a gorge carved through the sand stones in Nitmiluk National Park. It is made up of 13 gorges.

Things to do

  • Walk – There are plenty of walks.
  • Boat cruise – A boat cruise in between the gorge is a must. Its absolutely spectacular.
  • Nitmiluk National Park – Take a walk in the national park and find some amazing aboriginal art.

Note: There are salt water crocodiles in the park, so keep an eye for the instructions and follow them at all times while in the park.

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Safety for Solo Female Travelers

Australia, in general, is very safe for travelers. Some of the day trips that I did was solo and I had an amazing time. No problems whatsoever. So, definitely Darwin and the surrounds are extremely safe for solo female travelers. However, like any place, please do take precautions and trust your instincts.

Conclusion

As I mentioned earlier, I am in love with this cultural capital of Australia. The place has some magic and it is rich in culture. It has so many intriguing stories and I wish that I could stay at this place for months.

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