Saturday, 17 October 2009

Darwin - everyone should visit!

We had such a wonderful family holiday to Darwin, NT:

stayed with my brother
swam all day
ate ice-cream and Barramundi
drank beer watching sunset
smelt frangipani
swam some more
ate jack fruit (tasted like a bubblegum lolly!) and many many mangoes and limes!
listened to rock digeridoos
held a python
swam in waterfalls and rockpools
ate some more ice-cream
swam just a bit more!

Be Warned - this time of the year IT IS HOT! Sometimes the heat was deliciously enveloping, sometimes the heat was irritating and exhausting

Here are only a few photos - I had to hold myself back from loading more!

First up - gratuitous family shots

Leanyer Recreation Park - totally free - pool, waterslides, water playground, BBQ's, fully life-guarded - best kids place in Darwin!!

Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park
Buley's Rockhole
Darwin's new Convention Centre and Wavepool!
The Lagoon Pool! We must have spent 6 hours in the water here!

A child needing an ice-filled water bottle on her tummy, on a very very hot day at Territory Wildlife Park
Some photos of the Botanic Gardens beauties:

We are Melbournians, so we had to take a photo of the wonderful display of SPRINKLERS!!
(we have water restrictions)
The Wave Pool! Lots of tubes and boogie boards to use.

This is the BEST!


Lizzie said...

Wow Bronwyn, fabulous pictures!! loved the gratuitous family pics ;o), also love the Botanic gardens, beautiful. We are like that with the sprinklers when we go to Perth, can't believe the wasted water over there still!
Thanks for sharing with us,

Serena said...

The other day I was at work lamenting the fact that a whole generation of children would never experience the joy of running through sprinklers in winter... looks like they'll all have to move to Darwin....
Most of my favourite childhood memories are running through sprinklers in the middle of the day in summer... thanks for reminding me!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I can't wait! Looks like you had so much fun!

Cathy said...

I love the pics Bronwyn, what a fabulous time you guys have had! I've never been to Darwin before, it looks fabulous, and all that water!!! xo