We're off for our three-week trip to Australia in about a month, and we're thinking about what to bring. We will be going on a three-day trip to Ayers Rock with Wayoutback Safaris and then on two one-day trips from Darwin to Litchfield and Kakadu Ntl Park with APT. My question is regarding footwear --- what to do? We need to buy shoes, but should we be buying hiking shoes or boots? I'm thinking it will be hot in November, and would prefer to just buy shoes (also for use after the trip), but are we better off buying boots? We've actually gone out looking for some and are having a hard time finding boots here in Denmark that are sufficiently "breathable" for hot weater.
So what do you recommend, maybe someone who's been on the trips? Is it ok with hiking shoes, or are boots the only way to go (I'm also thinking snakes here...)