One day trips from Darwin

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 …

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Arnhem Land

The East Alligator River is the gateway to Arnhem Land. The Arnhem Land is one of the last untouched wilderness area in Australia. It is in the northeast corner of Northern Territory (NT). To visit this land, one needs special permits. The permits have to be applied through Northern Land Council. Yolngu people live in Arnhem Land and are the …

An insight into Kunwinkgu tribe culture

Mandedaidai Namatnyilk was our guide, on the boat ride that we took on the East Alligator River. He was from Kunwinkgu tribe. Very knowledgeable and he told us stories about his culture and his land. One of the most amazing and interesting things he shared was about their ritual when someone from their tribe passes away. He said that in their …

My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting places and the experiences that I wanted to have. I had created this year probably 5 years ago before I arrived in Australia.

I have now decided to dedicate a post that has this list and cross them as and when I tick them off.

Note: This list is being constantly updated and altered.

  1. Abseil – √
  2. Attend a cricket match at the MCG
  3. Attend a State of Origin match
  4. Attend an AFL match
  5. Attend an ANZAC Day Dawn Service
  6. Attend the Royal Easter Show
  7. Become a zoo keeper
  8. Bush walk – √
  9. Cage dive with crocodile – √
  10. Camp at Lake Mckenzie
  11. Camp under the stars – √
  12. Canyoning
  13. Click the Milky way – √
  14. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge – √
  15. Cuddle a koala– √
  16. Dip in a hotspring
  17. Dive with Great White sharks – √
  18. Dive with sharks – √
  19. Drink wine in Margaret River region
  20. Drive in Tasmania – √
  21. Drive on Australia’s longest road – Eyre highway, Nullarbor
  22. Drive on Great Ocean Road
  23. Drive on the coastline – √
  24. Drive to Broome
  25. Eat a Tim Tam biscuit – √
  26. Eat vegemite sandwich – √
  27. Experience aerobatic flight
  28. Explore Daintree rain forest – a 110 million years old rain forest- √
  29. Explore the convict story at Port Arthur- √
  30. Feed a kangaroo – √
  31. Get clicked at Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia
  32. Get clicked at Pink Lake, Esperance
  33. Get clicked with a giraffe – √
  34. Get kissed by a dolphin and a seal – √
  35. Glamping
  36. Go camping in Carnarvon Gorge
  37. Go on wine tours – √
  38. Go on world’s fastest jungle swing – Minjin Swing
  39. Go sandboarding – √
  40. Hike Ruined Castle – √
  41. Hike the Cradle mountain- √
  42. Hike the tallest mountain – Mount Kosciuszko – √
  43. Hike up to Wineglass Bay lookout- √
  44. Hold a baby crocodile – √
  45. Hold an owl – √
  46. Hot air ballooning at Byron Bay
  47. Jenolan Caves – √
  48. Kayaking at Katherine Gorge
  49. Kokoda War Memorial (1000 Steps) – √
  50. Learn to ski – √
  51. Learn to snowboard
  52. Learn to surf
  53. Paraglide
  54. Party at Gold Coast – √
  55. Pat a cheetah – √
  56. Puffing Billy – √
  57. Raft on Franklin River
  58. Ride a camel on Cable beach
  59. Ride in a helicopter
  60. Ride the skyrail rainforest cableway- √
  61. Sail on romantic Whitsundays – √
  62. Sandboarding – √
  63. Scuba dive in Great Barrier Reef – √
  64. Scuba dive in Port Douglas- √
  65. See a concert at Sydney Opera house- √
  66. See a nemo under water (wild)- √
  67. See fireworks at Sydney Opera house on New Year’s eve – √
  68. See humpback whales – √
  69. See the Heart reef – √
  70. See the Three sisters – √
  71. Six foot track – √
  72. Sky dive – √
  73. Stay at Crooked river wines
  74. Stay at Frazer island- √
  75. Stay at Thredbo during the snow season – √
  76. Swim with minkie whales
  77. Swim with seals and dolphins – √
  78. Swim with whale sharks
  79. Take a picture with Horsehead Rock- √
  80. Take a selfie with a Quokka on Rottsnest island
  81. The Ngaro Sea trail
  82. The Twelve Apostles – √
  83. Touch a tortoise – √
  84. Tree surf at Mornington Peninsula
  85. Tulips festival at Canberra – √
  86. View Milky way – √
  87. View sunrise and sunset on Uluru – √
  88. View sunset at Broome
  89. View sunset at Darwin – √
  90. Visit 6 states and 2 territories – √
  91. Visit Arnhem land
  92. Visit Bridestowe Lavender estate (lavender farms) – √
  93. Visit Caves beach  – √
  94. Visit Christmas island
  95. Visit Fairy pools at Nooda national park
  96. Visit Giant Tingle tree in Walpole
  97. Visit Kangaroo Island  – √
  98. Visit Karinji national park
  99. Visit Kiama Blowhole – √
  100. Visit Little beach
  101. Visit Lord Howe Island
  102. Visit MONA in Tasmania- √
  103. Visit Moreton Island- √
  104. Visit Nan Tien Temple – √
  105. Visit (any) nude beach – √
  106. Visit Philip Island – √
  107. Visit Pinnacles – √
  108. Visit Sapphire Coast
  109. Visit Seal bay at Kangaroo Island – √
  110. Visit the beautiful coastline – √
  111. Visit Toowoon Bay
  112. Visit Wave rock
  113. Visit underground town – Coober Pedy
  114. Volunteer at an animal rescue shelter- √
  115. Walk on the white sand beach – Hyams beach – √
  116. Walk on Whiteheaven beach – √
  117. Walk the Jellybean walking track in Blue mountains – √
  118. Watch a match at Australian Open – √
  119. Watch cute penguins return home – √
  120. Witness Aurora Australis
  121. Witness a snowfall – √
  122. Witness sea turtle hatching season at Heron Island
  123. Zip line – √

Cage of Death (Darwin, Australia)

Yes, you heard it right. It’s the cage of death – the only crocodile dive in Australia. Crocosaurus Cove is a reptile park in Darwin and is an exhibit for reptiles, turtles and crocodiles. Being the adventure junkie I am, I decided to head to Darwin for the ANZAC long weekend and do the Cage of Death. I booked well in …

My 2 days itinerary in Darwin

Darwin is Australia’s capital of tropical cities and is in the Northern Territory state. From its beautiful sunsets and harbors to the history of Darwin bombing during WWII, Darwin has a lot to offer. As part of my long weekend for Anzac day, I decided to head to Darwin. In this post, I have tried to list down my 2 days itinerary. …