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darwin/nt trip oct2012

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darwin/nt trip oct2012

Hi fellow tripadvisor followers,

Me & hubby going to Darwin/Nt for 5 nghts in Oct

1st trip to this part of Australia.

Shd we self drive or take a tour ?.

Sort of an idea ?

Arr Thu in Drw ? Mindi Market (which is the highlight 4 this trip).

fri in Drw ? Explorer the surrounding

sat in Drw ? Parap Market

sun ? Hire a car & drive up to Katherine or Kakadu ? spend 1 night either place

mon ? another night somewhere outback

(This is the bit where we are stuck 4 idea? Self drive or armchair comfort tour ? will go with the flow easy going.)

tue ? flight depart late pm

We;re living on the edge as hv not done much research.

Welcome any idea desperate 4 a short break.

Wud greatly appreciated any feedback/idea please.

Thks heaps


1 night Kakadu or 1 night Katherine or 1 night Litchfoeld


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1. Re: darwin/nt trip oct2012

With the short amount of time you have with the first two nights in Darwin, I would hire a car and after the market on Sat morning, then drive down and do one night in Litchfield and 2 nights in Kakadu on the way back to Darwin

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2. Re: darwin/nt trip oct2012

For 1 night out of Darwin I would choose Kakadu. Hire a car & stay at Cooinda which is ideal for doing the sunrise Yellow Waters Cruise. Must sees in Kakadu are Ubirr Rock, Nourlangie Rock & Yellow waters. You could do Litchfield as a day tour from Darwin.

This site is useful for planning visits to Kakadu environment.gov.au/parks/…index.html

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3. Re: darwin/nt trip oct2012

Mia k has some good suggestions

I'm not sure why mindl is the highlight of the trip. We have been to lots of markets all over the world- and it still perplexes me as to what is so good about mindl.....

Self drive - the 1 day or overnight tours can be very regimented.

I would spend two nights in kakadu rather than rush it. It's. Along drive an you want to be relaxed and not spend whole time in a bus or driving .

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4. Re: darwin/nt trip oct2012


I also agree with others hire a car & drive out to Kakadu. Stay overnight & do the tours mentioned by MiaK.

Itinerary Suggestion:

Thursday - Darwin / Friday - Kakadu / Saturday - Kakadu / Sunday - Litchfield NP / Monday - Darwin.

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