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Summer 2006

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I took a Tiger Airways plane from Singapore to Darwin. I couldn't believe it when I was there... I had just landed in Australia!
This place seems so far from almost wherever you are on earth... and I finally got there.

When I was planning the trip, I didn't think of visiting Australia. I justed wanted to backpack around Asia.
But then I saw a Tiger Airways offer for roughly 100€ return (incl. tax) from Singapore to Darwin... Well, I just managed to add a few days to the trip. Hey, I had never in my life been this close, and I never thought I could get there for this price!

But still there was a problem. South East Asia is very cheap regarding accomodation and food, while Asutralia can be expensive.

I decided to make it as budget as I could: We slept the first 3 nights at the Hidden Valley Tourist Park.

It's a camping place with a few huts and other facilities right outside Darwin.
It's a really nice place so, if you don't mind to stay out of the city and are on a budget, this is the place to go.

Darwin is the laid-back capital of Australia's Northern Territory.
it's a very pleasant city, very relaxed, right by the sea, with lots of trees, big avenues with few cars, a few bars and lots of nice people.

There not any big monuments in Darwin. This city is about nature and is used as a base for the many nearby attractions.
Still, I loved the atmosphere of the place, so I stayed a couple of days there, just wandering around.



Northern Territory & Central Australia Travel Guide

Northern Territory & Central Australia Travel Guide

Welcome to the 'real Australia'. Be captivated by the lush, tropical Top End, with iconic Kakadu National Park, cosmopolitan Darwin and unique Tiwi Island culture. Head south to Australia's spiritual heart, Uluru, in the arid Red Centre and engage with vibrant Aboriginal culture, from the ancient to the modern. Swim in secluded rockpools, explore the desert by camel or 4WD, and yarn with some outback characters – there's nowhere on earth quite like the Territory.

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