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.
Nitmiluk national park is famous for its aboriginal history and culture, as well as its stunning natural beauty. The highlight of this natural beauty is Katherine Gorge. The main thing to do in Nitmiluk national park, is to experience the gorge. For the more active, there are a variety of hikes available as well as kayaking opportunities. And for those who want a more relaxed visit, several boat cruises run throughout the day. The highlight of my visit was the evening boat cruise which included a delicious meal sourced from local ingredients – such as crocodile and barramundi.