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The wet season is on the way

The wet season is on the way

Officially the Wet has already begun. A couple of weeks ago an incredible and beautiful storm rolled across the city dumping over 50mm of rain in just a few hours. Thunder bounced and rocked around the clouds and lightning lit up every corner of the city. It was the middle of the night but I was out on the balcony watching. 

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Beyond the Stuart Highway

Beyond the Stuart Highway

Explore lesser known areas out in the bush and in and around the massive waterway systems of the Douglas and Daly Rivers. The Old Stuart Highway is the link to several national parks, waterfalls and quirky places to stay (perfect for the wet season). Fishing is a very popular pastime and the Daly River is home to many fishing camps where barramundi is a sought-after catch – so much so that there are annual fishing competitions including The Million Dollar Fish which runs during the wet season and the run-off after the rains. This is incredibly popular where fish are tagged with $10,000 prizes as well as the must have Million Dollar Fish!!

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Follow Sue to Katherine and Mataranka

Follow Sue to Katherine and Mataranka

Camp in the bush, swim alone in the thermal pools, indulge yourself in the cafes and restaurants and take a drive around the hot spots of Katherine.

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The Best of Both Worlds - Unique Accommodation in the Outback

The Best of Both Worlds - Unique Accommodation in the Outback

It’s time to reconnect with the Top End. What better way to immerse yourself back in to the Territorian lifestyle we all know and love, than with a weekend away surround by calming yet familiar sceneries. The Top End has a vast range of unique accommodation and experiences that will fill your craving for escape and adventure.

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Support local and get out and about in Darwin – Sue’s Top 5 City Breaks

Support local and get out and about in Darwin – Sue’s Top 5 City Breaks

Support local and get out and about in Darwin – Sue’s Top 5 City Breaks

Words by: Sue Moffitt

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Why Peninsula Way is an ultimate family road trip

Why Peninsula Way is an ultimate family road trip

Just an hour from Darwin, the Peninsula Way region spans a westerly route off the Stuart Highway encompassing Berry Springs, Dundee Beach and Mandorah. A drive perfect for the family, you will find an abundance of things to see and do from a visit to a wildlife park, barramundi fishing, natural springs, authentic NT pubs and local home-made mango ice-cream.

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