Enjoying Darwin in the Wet Season – A Place of Adventure

Some rain, humidity and heat all create the perfect atmosphere for adventure in Darwin. The wet season brings out the area’s most exotic features such as roaring waterfalls, bulging rivers, national parks a riot of greenery and those oh so exciting lightning storms. Better known as ‘The Wet’ the season spans November to April. The locals love it and you should to, below is a recommended 5 day ‘wet season’ tour of the best things to do in Darwin.

Day 1: Enjoy the Allures of Litchfield National Park

Take a 4WD drive down to the park for loads of hiking across lush and rustic territory, while plenty of bathing is on the cards at Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole and Tolmer Falls. Do check out the Magnetic Termite Mounds too consider, accommodation for the night in Pine Creek.

Day 2: Explore Katherine

From Pine Creek, you can journey to Katherine, along the way are plenty of treats; stop at Edith Falls for a refresher, before heading out to the heavenly Katherine Hot Springs for some wellness therapy. Treat the culture buff in you with a stop at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre and stop for the night close to beautiful Katherine Gorge.

Day 3: Discover the Best of Katherine and Kakadu

Take a cruise through Katherine Gorge and continue you 4WD journey heading out to rustic Kakadu National Park a real beaut to explore, especially in the rainy season. On your first day there, plan to swim in Molin Rockhole and explore the Yurmik Region.

Day 4: Relish Kakadu

Wake up early and be a part of a ‘sunrise wetlands cruise’ across the Yellow Water Billabong. Later head over to the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre after which a game of ‘croc spotting’ around Cahills Crossing is recommended; oh and don’t forget to explore Ubirr Rock and its famous Rock Art.

Day 5: Nothing but More of Fabulous Kakadu

Make a date with an amazing sunrise at Nawurlandja Lookout point before checking out the rock art galleries of Nourlangie Rock. Finish off in style by chartering a scenic flight tour across the park, which during ‘The Wet’ is a gorgeous green terrain of overflowing rivers, huge lakes and fierce waterfalls.