Darwin is the gateway to two pretty amazing national parks; Kakadu, and Litchfield. It is also the place to go if you want to get up close and personal with salt water crocodiles. (Just don’t get too close otherwise you may never be seen again!) If you do want to get up close and personal with crocs, there is one way that you can safely swim with them…. and that’s at the Crocoseum. Lauren and I went in the “cage of death” but I guess we were too skinny to be of any interest to the crocs, cause they all ignored us completely.
Katherine is the closest major town to Darwin and is a good stopping point on the roads from Darwin – Broome, as well as from Darwin – Townsville. The main highlight of my stay in Katherine is actually located just outside Katherine.