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Posts Tagged "Darwin"

Dundee Beach dreaming

With cyclonic weather, a massive king tide and steamy wet season temperatures, my girlfriend Tarz had the brilliant idea of visiting Dundee. Only a couple of hours drive south west of Darwin, Dundee beach turned out to be the perfect, dramatic landscape to spend some time relaxing. Population 400, stuff going on – zero. We spent […]


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Poking around Parap Markets

For a small city by Australian standards, Darwin has an unusually dense mix of people from many different cultures and countries. Nowhere does that feel more apparent than at a local food and produce market. In fact if I half closed my eyes, breathed in the cooking smells and listened to the banter, Parap Markets felt […]


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The essence of Darwin

There is something spectacularly different about Darwin, the city at the top end of Australia. It feels like a place that is definitely beating it’s own drum – perhaps played to a cruiser audience, with a more tribal rhythm, and under the influence of a sweat inducing sky. But I like it. The cruisy pace, the blend of cultures, the prevalence of Indigenous locals, […]


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A reflection on volunteering in an Indigenous Australian community

While my plans to visit Darwin began with the desire to visit a friend I soon realised it was the perfect opportunity to get involved in an area of my Social Work studies that I really feel passionate about. Learning about the history, life conditions and values of Indigenous Australians at University made me realise how little […]


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Making the most of the wet season at Litchfield National Park

In the ‘top end’ of Australia, there are only two distinct seasons – wet and dry. Most people like to visit in the dry season to guarantee they won’t be caught in thunderstorms, heavy rain, or potential cyclones, ensuring easy access along roads that are prone to flooding. For me, the ‘true wet’ season holds […]


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The long way round to Humpty Doo

Like a lot of things in life, you can plan all you want and unforeseen things still happen. Such was the case on our camping trip to Darwin. After a long awaited reunion with two good friends we set off for a weekend of waterhole hopping to Litchfield National Park; the place lovingly referred to […]


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