Kuranda and Darwin

Trip Start Jan 24, 2013
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Trip End Apr 22, 2013


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We had a great day taking the gondola ride over the rainforest (with 2stops to visit the forest and see the river, waterfalls and dams) to the lovely village of Kuranda - rather "touristy" but with lots of interesting crafts people. We then travelled back down by train on a track that is over 100 years old. Very scenic but very warm! We then flew to Darwin and arrived at the end of a rainstorm........and then It rained most of the night, making it very humid in the morning. We walked to some of the local sights but then had a welcome swim the apartments pool.
We collected our car today - our first manual gearbox in in over 2 months! & after a spot of shopping (too hot for anything but shorts here!! & so we needed another pair) we visited some of the coastal parks and the Marina - the temperature was 34 degrees all day! Phew - another dip was needed!
Going to Kakadu national park for a couple of days and then to Lichfield national park and then our final destination in Australia - the red centre, for which were e been advised to buy face nets to fit over our hats ahhhhhhhhh!! Wifi very limited and so there may be not blog updates until 10th.
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Comments

anne on

Lovely new house and boat ... look forward to visiting ;-) xxx

The Whytes! on

We are so jealous, this looks and reads like such a fantastic trip and has cetainly made us want to get out there asap! You seem to have got the balance right between travel and relaxing which can be a challenge when thee is so much to see and do. Sure you must stillbe exhausted at times though! A truly amazing adventure so make the most of the last few weks and see you back in the village ( where, funnily enough, there is absolutely nothing happening! No change there then!) xxxx

Rachel & Lauren on

Dont know how you are managing with only 1 boat - second rate accomodation !!!! looks wonderful xx

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