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Two Countries For The Price Of One
Two Countries For The Price Of One

THE TOP END – THIS WAY UP Heading into the North from the South is a little like leaving one world and entering another, not just like crossing the tropical line, entering the tropic of Capricorn really means changing country. Heading South from the North is much the same only in reverse. The Top End […]

Highway One – Central NT
Highway One - Central NT

THE TYRANNY OF DISTANCE AND THE CURSE OF TEMPERATURE     One of the strange features of trying to escape the Northern Territory by heading towards Queensland is that you have to head South not East for a long, long way. Even stranger though is that once you have successfully run through a gauntlet of […]

Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park

DON’T FORGET TO PACK THE BEANS   This stunning national park was recommended to me by a family of Territorians on their way from Darwin to Katherine. We met at the Pine Creek lookout which has a commanding view of an old mine site, now a man made lake. I was warned not to expect […]

Highway One – Darwin
Highway One - Darwin

LORD ALFRED RUSSELL WALLACE WHO?   For a nerd, arriving in a city named after a scientist is kind of a fun moment. We, the confused and bewildered people of Earth, live in cities named after emperors like Constantinople, gods like Athena, we have cities named after other cities or towns, like New York or […]

Highway One – Katherine
Highway One - Katherine

NATURAL BEAUTY FALLS FROM THE SKIES   The¬†Katherine region is, quite simply, one of the most stunningly beautiful places on Earth. The largest region in the NT it covers most of the Top End and what is sometimes called the lower top end. The stunning Katherine Gorge is so breath-taking that it would rate as […]

Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk National Park

KATHERINE GORGE A tropical oasis, a sacred place, a place for anyone to see and a world heritage listed national park (Nitmiluk). It doesn’t get a lot better than that in terms of a huge build up. Hopefully you can get an idea from this vignette why Katherine Gorge really is just a little bit […]

Highway One – Victoria River
Highway One - Victoria River

GROGGY TERRITORY¬†   .   The first thing which seems obvious when entering the Northern Territory at the top end is the change of road quality. The roads local to the border are pitted with potholes but only on the NT side. There are regular, new kinds of quarantine signs, the speed limit changes from […]

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