Darwin During the Wet, Am I crazy?

Feb 6th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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cwn
 
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Hi Orlando Vic,

I will try to answer your questions, we leave on the Ghan in an hour.

We came to Australia in mid Jan for a month because it was the time that worked with the two cruises that we are booked on later in this trip.

I felt that this probably wasn't the ideal time for Australia and now that we are here that is confrimed. We are having a good time but late spring or early fall would be much better.

I planned the trip myself...chose the Mantra because if had apts-we like to fix our breakfast and lunch; with washer/dryer - needed because we are travelling with only two carry ons; fased the bay and had the best price. It was a good pick and would do it again.

Accomodations here are not as good as in other places and there is limited eating places open this time of year.

The car is for our own pleasure we like to tour on our own. LNP was easy to do on our own. I would have been upset if I had paid for a tour. We basicly followed the tour groups around...the ones doing swimming and hiking and the ones just see the sites like us.

Our young waiter was talking to us about the parks last night...he said they are very simular and if time is limited LNP is the best to see. We only had the one full day so that was the driving factor in my pick. The roads are good and you could round trip KNP in a day, but it would really be pushing it and the rain could be a problem....you probably need to at least overnight there to see and do everything.

Don't discount the heat in the dry season (and tourist) or the rain in the wet.

Darwin is very much like Browsville Texas in it appearance and services (Texas border town) and the humidity is as bad as Houston and Orlando at it worst.

I think if I came again I would come at the end of spring maybe Nov. Yje rain is not too much of a problem with a car and it sure greens things up!

Hope this helps. I will be off line for a few days as we are in a cottage out side Adelaide for the next week.

Good luck on your planning.
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Feb 6th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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I hope cwn that with having flown in one day, travelled to just Litchfield and then leaving the next morning on the Ghan you do find out more on weather.

November is part of what is called the build-up time to the wet season and not exactly when to visit either but you go for it if you want to!
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