Darwin Day 1 - Territory Wildlife Walk
Trip Start Feb 06, 2012
46Trip End Apr 16, 2012
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On to the Territory Wildlife Park, covering some 400 hectares of natural bushland with over four miles of walking trails that pass through woodlands,wetlands and tropical forest. We were left on our own to explore. We started in the Nocturnal House which gave us a glimpse into the habits of many nocturnal animals - fascinating! Next we walked along a Woodland Walk where we were met by many wallabies and tropical birds. From there on to the Billabong and a wetlands walk. A Billabong is an Australian English word meaning a small lake - a section of still water adjacent to a river - cut off by a change in the watercourse.Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billabongs, reflecting the arid Australian climate in which these "dead rivers" are found, fill with water seasonally and are dry for a greater part of the year. We were short of time so missed the Monsoon Forest Walk and finished up in the Aquarium which had a underwater walk through tunnel.as well as other exhibits. The main ones being a freshwater and a saltwater crocodile. It was a very neat way to spend two and a half hours. All that fun stuff to see and do plus get the exercise of walking. No leeches today!
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