Outback Australia 2022: Day 12 – Darwin, NT

Tuesday 30 August 2022.
Highlights: The Wedding Cake (Parliament House), Hop On Hop Off bus tour, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bicentennial Park at sunset.

Both Kara and myself were a little worse off for yesterday’s big walking day in hot and humid, probably a little worse for Kara. Today was to be an easy day of the Darwin Hop On Hop Off tour bus. I did first have to deal with an unfortunate situation at home organising replacement options for my cats, but thanks to family and friends this was fixed.

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Outback Australia – Untamed Kimberley 2022

Tour Title: Untamed Kimberley
Tour Company: AAT Kings
Tour Leader: Dave
Bus Driver: Michael
Tour Members: 35 (can be maximum of 48)
Places Visited: Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge, Kununurra, Argyle Diamond Mine, Ord Dam, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge, Darwin
Dates: 19 August 2022 to 29 August 2022 (11 days)
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I took this tour as part of the Wonders of the Kimberley tour that covered AAT Kings Untamed Kimberley (this review) and The Ghan Expedition. While the major focus for me was The Ghan this tour allowed me to see a lot of remote Australia and was definitely worth doing as a stand alone tour.

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Outback Australia 2022: Day 11 – Darwin, NT

Monday 29 August 2022.
Highlights: Exploring Darwin, Darwin Harbour Night Cruise.

Today we went on a small walk before breakfast to figure how to get to Hilton Darwin Hotel. Knowing it would be very warm and humid you want the most direct route. Once we found the hotel I got my Hilton membership attached to the booking, fixed the room from King to Double and organise a very early check in time based on membership status.

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Outback Australia 2022: Day 10 – Katherine to Darwin, NT

Sunday 28 August 2022.
Highlights: Cruising the Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park), Adelaide River, Darwin Farewell Dinner

For the first time this trip both Kara and myself did not wake up before our alarm. The 1.5 hour time zone change I guess has fixed that up. Breakfast at the Paraway Motel was just okay and we were happy to be off to visit the Nitmiluk National Park.

Nitmiluk National Park, NT – Katherine Gorge
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Outback Australia 2022: Day 9 – Kununurra to Katherine, NT

Saturday 27 August 2022.
Highlights: Crossing into the NT, Outback landscape, the amazing Tom Curtain Katherine Outback Experience.

Today was our last day in northern Western Australia with Northern Territory our next stop. It was a quick 20 minute drive to the border with a quick stop to capture the moment before losing 1 hour 30 minutes changing time zones.

Time to leave WA and enter NT
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Outback Australia 2022: Day 8 – Kununurra, WA

Friday 26 August 2022.
Highlights: Lake Argyle and Bungle Bungle scenic flight, Ivanhoe Crossing, Mini hike Miriam National Park (including wallaby sighting), Kelly’s Knob lookout.

Today was a very early start (5 am) to an incredible experience flying from Kununurra flying over Lake Argyle, Bungle Bungle, and Argyle Diamond Mine. Both Kara and myself were obviously keen once again up before our alarm. Fourteen of our tour group signed up for todays experience. We were all very eager for our flight on arrival at the airport.

Kununurra, WA – Early morning scenic flight
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