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4 Remarkable Places to Visit in Darwin

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Planning where to spend your holiday getaway can be stressful yet exciting. There will always be overwhelming options out there. All you need is to choose a destination wisely, so you can fully enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

One of the amazing travel destinations that lets you experience an ultimate trip is Darwin. This capital city of Australia’s National Territory boasts spectacular wilderness regions, lush green parks, pristine beaches, wonderful climate, breathtaking views, as well as magnificent tourist spots. It is definitely an adventurer’s dream destination.

When you finally arrive in this astounding city, there is an available car hire in Darwin airport to help you get around the city conveniently and easily. Most tourists hire a car so they can travel at their own pace; there are no guides to pester you about catching up with the tour group, or long hours of waiting for public bus and transport to arrive.

Now if you have sorted out your car hire, then check out some of the must-visit places you need to tick off your list once you set foot in Darwin:

Bicentennial Park

A great way to spend your day while in Darwin is to go to the Bicentennial Park. This huge area of parkland is situated in the city center. It encompasses the Civilian Memorial and The Cenotaph War Memorial as well as overlooks the Darwin Harbour. More so, it hosts various events, including concerts for the Greek Glenti and Festival of Darwin.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Known as the premier cultural institution of Northern Territory, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is home to globally renowned scientific and art collections as well as research programs. It showcases various exhibitions that every art lover will appreciate. In addition, it hosts the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards yearly.

Mindil Beach

In case you are in search of an island getaway, then head to the beautiful Mindil Beach. It is located close to the central business district, so it is easy to go here and spend some relaxation. This stunning beach offers a lot of things you can do, such as catching a fire show, massage therapy, various water activities, and food tripping. Furthermore, you can shop till you drop at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every dry season.

Charles Darwin National Park

Famed for its World War II concrete bunkers, Charles Darwin National Park is one of the important places in Darwin. This impressive national park houses 36 mangrove species, military bunkers, as well as shell middens. It also secures a part of Port Darwin wetland, one of the most significant wetlands in Australia. You can also stroll around the entire park either by biking or simply walking and get the chance to witness the sweeping views of the city’s skyline.

Choosing Darwin as your holiday destination is a great idea. Since it is one of the less touristy spots in Australia, you won’t be worrying about large crowds anymore. You will totally have a one-of-a-kind and fun vacation once you visit these astonishing places mentioned above. Hence, make it a point to plan your trip properly and have an ultimate Darwin experience with your family or friends that you will remember all your life.

Cairns: The Best of Australia’s East Coast

Cairns is a tropical city located on the west coast of Australia, with millions of domestic and international travellers flooding the city every year. Tucked away against the coast next to Far North Queensland, Cairns overlooks the Great Barrier Reef, and is overlooked itself by the Atherton Tableland. Nearly 150,000 people live here, and thanks to its amazing wealth of natural tourist attractions, more and more Europeans are trying to emigrate.

No matter what you’re looking for in a holiday to Australia, Cairns has it all, from stunning and pristine beaches to white water rafting, bungee jumping and sky diving. There’s also a whole host of fantastic restaurants for you to enjoy too, most serving fresh sea food straight out of the water. Even if you just want to sit under a palm tree and watch the day go by as you relax with a cocktail, you’re more than welcome to indulge yourself in Cairns. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in this wonderful city this year.

Getting To Cairns

If you’re travelling from Europe, then getting to Cairns will be quite a journey – flights take around 19 hours in total. It’s understandable that you’ll want to save as much money as you can with your flight, so make sure you visit http://cheapflights.com.au/flights-to-cairns/ to ensure you get the best deal on your holiday.
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip

Cairns is a wonderful place surrounded by amazing countryside and rainforest, so why not enjoy a tour of the city from the comfort of an old locomotive! The historic Kuranda Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists around Cairns for many years, showing them the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape as well as other natural attractions.

There are also a number of places you can disembark too, including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – a cable cart that takes you high up into the tropical hills giving you an even greater view of the city. The final stop on your trip, Kuranda, is a small village hidden in the heart of the woodland, and is a far cry from the bustle and bustle of inner city Cairns life. Not only will you be able to check out the traditional heritage markets, but there are also loads of great cafés to grab a bite to eat at!

Cairns Pier

There’s nothing better than looking out over Cairns Pier on a beautiful summer’s morning, and it’s no wonder why house prices have sky rocketed here over the last few years. ‘The Pier’, the iconic bar that lights up this walkway with its huge wooden fires, is without doubt one of the best places to eat in the city, and it’s a funky establishment to say the least. With the perspex ice machine tubes running around the top of the bar, great music playing all day and a menu to die for, the in-house band will keep you playing until the early hours of the morning!

Great Barrier Reef Diving

If you’re visiting Cairns, then you’ll have to experience the Great Barrier Reef – there are no excuses. There are a number of tours that leave the city every day, most with open bottom boats meaning you can see the reef, and the amazing marine life, in their full glory. You can either take a half day tour or a full day, however the full day comes with a great lunch and even some evening snorkelling.

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Seven Countries I Would Love To Travel

In the Philippines, October is one busiest month in every schools. We celebrate the United Nations month with a program. The event is very exciting because each class in elementary or high school has a pair of representative for a particular country. After the United Nation’s countries are represented, the parade of colors will be held. It is fun to see the students marching in their costumes with the flags.

During my school days, I was never chosen to represent a country. Anyway, I am just happy to share seven countries I admire and, I hope, I would love to visit again and again because I like traveling. The Philippines will always be the number one in my list.

1. Philippines-the beach, sun, coconuts, food.
2. USA-Grand Canyon, Texas.
3. Korea-the colorful traditional clothes.
4. China-The Great Wall, Panda.
5. Greece-ancient civilization.
6. UAE-Dubai.
7. Australia-The Great Barrier Reef.

I appreciate Lisa of Liskitchen for sharing this with me. How about you Maicel, Pinaywriter, Blogger’s Recollections, Travelerfolio, Obstacles and Glories? Share us your most admired countries.

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Put A Smile On Your Face: 20th Anniversary Gift

It’s the middle of the week and I have something to lighten up the day. Relax and take it easy everyone.

Two older gentleman were talking and one said to the other, “You’re having an anniversary soon, right?” The other replied,

“Yup, a big one… 20 years.”

“Wow,” said the other, “what are you going to get your wife for your anniversary?”

The other replied, “We’re going on a trip to Australia.”

“Wow, Australia, that’s some gift!” said the other man. “That’s going to be hard to beat. What are you going to do for your 25th anniversary?”

“Go back and get her.”

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