Special mention for this one place in Darwin that gave me so much experiences that I really don’t know whether will I go back again or never.
It was our first ever outback experience, no TV, no internet, no aircon, plenty of bugs and insects. These are the reasons why I don’t feel like going back again. But according to the General Manager, if we visit them during June-August period, there will be NO BUGS! And the temperature at night will fall to probably 14.0 °C. That will be definitely be cooler!
Here are the obvious reasons to re-visit the lodge:
The main lodge with a heated pool to watch the sunset.
Have your meals in the lodge with a perfect view of the outback. Exotic meals served, like Kangaroo meat, Crocodile meat, Camel milk, etc..
The tents with an outside portion where you can watch the star-filled sky.
The view from inside the tents.
As the sun starts to set, be sure you are perched at this U-shape sofa with a chill beer and camera ready for the spectacular view. Of course, with a fireplace burning with roasted chicken being prepared in it. Yummy!
Pardon my first try on shooting sunsets, it may not have done much justice to the actual beauty. But you get the picture.
You can even catch some of the birds flying north against the multi-colour sky.
Try multiple exposures for different feel of the sunset. Just try anything, the view is just too nice to be missed.
If you are like me, a late night person, prepare some night snacks just in case you are hungry after watching the stars, at least they have hot water supply in the room, maybe to prepare a cup noodle.
Rest well and wake up for the sunrise. Once again pardon my skills, no tripod and without steady hands, this is the best I can get.
Breakfast is a simple affair but food has never been the main thing here. When we were there we did not have the chance to take the Mary River Cruise or the tour into Kakadu National Park, but if you are there, be sure not to miss it!
I strolled out to the fields and roads to take more pictures.
Termite hills are common around the lodge.
If you like bird-watching, there are plenty of birds for you too.
Wallabies. There are everywhere but very shy, so you got to use a zoom lens to capture their photos.
Or just spend the time taking in the environment. Equally stunning.
So there you have it, decide for yourself. Check out their website for more information.