By Clair Morton
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
When you think of the Northern Territory, what comes to mind – the arid outback, Uluru, maybe the wilds of Kakadu?
Long before I stepped foot in the NT, any mention of Darwin conjured images similar to scenes from a Mad Max film, with some crocodiles sprinkled in. I later came to realise my judgement of tropical Darwin and its nearby natural wonders was slightly off the mark (although I wasn’t wrong about the crocs).
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort holiday or a place for a shopping spree, the Top End probably isn’t the ideal destination. That’s because most of the fun here is outdoors.
Darwinians spend much of their lives outside, strolling along the beach, exploring the national parks, or sitting on their front decks watching the storms roll in. And why wouldn’t you? In the dry season, from May to October, temperatures hover between 21 and 30 degrees every day.