S: Darwin VT Survivor Trip - May 2008
FC: Darwin VT Survivor Trip May 2008 | virtualtourist.com
1: Preparing to leave 12 people & 2 troupies All arranged by Zig (1+1)
2: Kakadu 257km's from Darwin | Arriving at Kakadu signified the start of our adventure
3: Carhills Crossing into Arnham Land. Zig arranged for a permit to enter as this is strictly Aboriginal Land. Also, beware of the Crocs here.
4: Gunbalunya Our first stop in Arnhem Land. A small aboriginal township. We visited the Injalak Cultural Centre.
5: We watched the artists in action. | And bought a couple of items.
6: Zig took us to Mt Borradaile. People pay a fortune to fly into this place but we drove in and had a fantastic time discovering Aboriginal Art & of course crocs.
9: We got bogged both going in and out of Mt Borradaile, but that just added extra spice to our wonderful outback adventure.
10: The Northern Territory has loads of wonderful wildlife. We saw crocs, pelicans, turtles, green tree ants, goannas and snakes.
11: Bird life is in abundance here. Kakadu & Arnhem Land has some amazing birds like the famous Jabiru, magpie geese, red tailed black cockatoo, eagles & kites.
12: Garig National Park is up the very top end of Australia. | To get there you need to travel through Arnhem Land. You are not allowed to camp in Arnhem Land so planning your journey is important.
14: Sunsets | up the top end | are awesome!
15: And Sunrises | even better!
16: Kicking up some dust in the outback.
17: More outback scrub - including a telephone?!
18: These 2 places should be on your 'must see' list when visiting Kakadu. On the left hand side is the Bowali Visitor Centre with lots of info on things to do & places to see. On the right hand side is Nourlangie Rock and the Anbangbang Aboriginal Art Gallery.
19: Jarrangbarnmi Billabong. You can obtain the keys to enter here from the Bowali Visitor Centre.
21: Animal Tracks Tour was the hilight of our trip to Kakadu. Patsi (Zig's Aboriginal ralative) and Rachel really looked after us and shared with us fantastic Aboriginal tukker!
23: Gunlom Billabong An oasis in Kakadu. This place was magic and as the sun set the pictures just got better & better.
25: On our way back to Darwin we visited an old outback pub and stayed overnight in Adelaide River - home of Charlie that starred in the original Crocodile Dundee movie.
27: Friday night meet & Greet. Well it all started at our B&B when Elvis & Dolly made an entry. Then the locals got into the act on the bus ....and it got better when kiwi Pam showed up in her party attire! :o) The best night was had by all!! | Back in Darwin. We stayed at a B&B at Nightcliffe. TheTravelSlut Ann & her hubby Charlie, TheBoyToy & Gillibob joined us. Angela our host was wonderful and our accommodation was very clean and the breakky was the best!
28: Saturday The Jumping Croc Cruise was amazing. Gee those crocs were huge!!
29: The Territory Wildlife Park. A whole day here would not have been enough to see everything. We only did the Monsoon & Woodland walks & the Aquarium and we loved every minute of it!!
31: Saturday evening at the Ski Club. Started off with a gorgeous sunset and ended with a wonderful presentation for Zig. The plate we presented to him was very special because the emu is his Aboriginal Totem.
32: Sunday We went to Crocodylus Park and fed the crocs.
33: Then Berry Springs for a picnic and swim | Pam chats to Zana in Virginia USA | The water was lovely
34: The Last Night in Darwin was both happy and Sad. Zig stole the show and rightly so! He did a wonderful job in planning, executing, looking after us and giving us a fantastic time.Catching up with old and new friends was awesome! And all I can say is - this will not be the last time, as there will be many more Virtual Tourist meets in the future.