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We got really lucky with the weather - it was sunny the whole time we were in the park, but the threat of a storm meant it was really quiet (there were only a few other people at the different stops). The afternoon storm did eventually arrive, and caught us out as we were coming back from the supermarket with an ice cream. We got absolutely drenched.
The next few days we didn’t really do much at all – swam in ...
... a workstay organisation called WorkAway.
What is WorkAway?
Put simply, in exchange for your help and services you are provided with free accommodation and meals. For about 4 or 5 hours of work, 5 days a week you are given an opportunity to learn about the local lifestyle by staying with a host in a range of different situations and surroundings. WorkAway aims to give volunteers the opportunity to contribute to a cause and ...
... in search of a good fishing spot. He returned later in the evening to tell us how he had hooked onto shark and had a fight on his hands for about 20 minutes until shark snapped him off. He also managed to get the Ranger bogged in the soft sand - lucky for those Maxx Trax he bought - he managed to get himself out of trouble fairly easily before the tide came in. In the morning we all got up early to do some fishing on the beach. ...
... to the bombing of Darwin during WW11 which forced over half of Darwin’s civilian population to flee south. It was both the first and largest ever single attack on Australia by 242 Japanese aircraft. Almost 10,000 allied troops moved to the area to defend our coastline.
One downside of Darwin is the cost of living. Rentals and house prices are outrageous and even trying to find some short term accommodation can bust the budget. We stayed ...
... good money, a lot more than I would have if I'd worked the same job back in England. it meant I could save enough money to keep travelling and even move into a flat with my mate Ryan, which was a nice change to living in the squalor of Frogshollow.
Because I started working straight away it was a while before I did any 'touristy' activities in Darwin or the Northern Territory. The first trip I did was to Litchfield National Park. My friend Rob won a free trip ...