Darwin, Northern Territory

From Perth, Kira and I flew to Darwin. We stayed at a hostel called Melaleuca on Mitchell – it had a pool, hot tub and a great laundry facility which is key when you’re living out of a backpack for 2 months.

We spent our first full day in Darwin at Crocodylus Park. We learned about a variety of animals such as wallabies, cockatoos and dingos – I even got to feed a crocodile! Very informative and fun place to visit.

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Not scary at all.

Next up: Aquascene for some fish feeding. This sanctuary attracts stingrays and many species of fish such as milkfish, catfish & parrot fish. It was a pretty neat experience and the fish were adorable.

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Drive it in ya.

Crocosaurus Cove was next – I loved this place! Even though I was too afraid to actually dive with the crocodiles (I respectfully watched from a safe distance) it was pretty cool for anyone into all that cheating death type stuff. It is also home to one of the largest crocodiles in the world, Wendell. We also watched a snake eat a rat, a sawfish feeding and we held some beautiful reptiles. It’s a very interactive place – great for anyone looking to learn more about some of Australia’s beautiful wildlife.

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I can’t stop staring at this picture.

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Not sure where he got his lips done but I’m jealous.

 

 

On our last night in town we decided to go out for a fancy-ish meal because we had been eating Mr. Noodles for dinner for weeks (kidding!). We went to Hanuman – which has some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had. Lovely last meal in Darwin. Up next: Kakadu National Park.

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