From May to November, it’s dry season in Darwin; the time of the year when nights are cool and days are more pleasant, sometimes sunny though making it a perfect time for outdoor adventure road trips! The city and its surrounds come truly alive in these months, mainly in July and August. The sky is clear and bright, and everyone gears up to explore the outdoors.
Reserve your 4WD online
Unlike some travelers who simply sit on a deckchair or visit the city markets on holidays, if you are a true active traveler with a dream to explore the untouched jewels of top end Australia then 4WD hire is the way to go.
Book your 4WD rental in Darwin online at least a week or two before your trip. Driving miles on the gravel roads, watching that perfect sunset, parking your 4WD in a campsite, sleeping under open sky and there is a lot more I recall of my Darwin trip of last year.
Arrive for the Darwin Festival
You may love to be a part of top end’s annual celebration of art and culture, which is also known as the Darwin Festival. It is held in the month of August every year. Millions of birds meet on the picturesque waterholes and rivers in Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park and in the Mary River wetlands between August and September.
Meet up the international paparazzi
If you happen to visit these iconic national park in Darwin’s neighborhood in those months, you will see nature photographers from all across the globe at these national parks; about one third of country’s total bird species meet at one place – the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
Get closer to big crocs
While in Darwin neighborhood, ‘does crocodiles live in here’ is a first thing you wonder upon witnessing a river or waterhole. Don’t miss out on experiencing the breathtaking moments on Lake Argyle where you can swim with crocs in freshwater.
There is no supermarkets and other fancies like Sydney and Melbourne. Instead a road trip to top end is more about driving through the core of nature and exploring its untouched beauty at your own pace. You can get to mingle with other road trippers and locals.
You enjoys days of outback exploring and then arrive at the spectacular turquoise ocean. It was only last year I headed off for a 4WD road tripping adventure to Tjaynera Falls, the historical sandstone domes and homestead ruins of the Lost City. Boarding a wildlife cruise and going on a fishing tour on the Reynolds River made me return home with a huge bunch of lasting memories.
Explore the Territory Wildlife Park
Territory Wildlife Park is another must-see destination for tourists with 4WD rental Darwin. Here you can explore the diversity of marine species. The top end region of Australia is the crown jewel of the country. The road trips through this Australian outback will stay in your memories for many years to come. The region thrives one of the richest wildlife ecosystem on the earth. Home to beautiful waterfalls, gorges, sunsets and beaches, Darwin’s surrounds will make you fall in intense love with the nature.
While tours are operated in Darwin and surrounds for year-round, storms and heavy rains in wet season may restrict visit to some popular sites. Thus I strongly recommend you to plan your tour between July to October.