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    Taking in the tropics of the Top End

    Taking in the tropics of the Top End

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    You don’t have to head abroad to experience a tropical paradise. Australia has its very own tropical oasis in the rarely visited regions of the northern coastline. From Cape York in Queensland, to the coast of the Northern Territory and down Western Australia – the entire region has an abundance of activities for travellers to enjoy. As a tropical area, the north experiences dry and wet seasons with each season providing different benefits depending on the reason for travelling through the region. The wet season offers lush tropics while the dry season can often provide the best temperatures. A personal travel manager can advise tropic tempted travellers on the best time to visit and the must see destinations.

    Cape York Peninsula
    Located at the northern tip of Queensland and surrounded by the Coral and Arafura Seas, Cape York offers stunning views of a pristine coastline. The local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders are welcoming to travellers and will often share great insights into the history of the land. The landscape is an untamed wilderness offering gold town ruins, outback roads, national parks, wetlands, and tiny cattle station towns. For those seeking somewhere to sit back and enjoy a relaxed drink there are a number of great local pubs – each with its own charm and local characters.

    Darwin
    Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city and the gateway to South East Asia, with its close proximity to Indonesia turning Darwin a melting pot of food, art and culture. A visit to Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin is a gastronomical delight as the wharf precinct houses some of the best restaurants in the city. This popular waterfront area is not only home to restaurants, but includes Asian inspired food markets and sandy lagoons perfect or a refreshing swim. For those looking to explore a little more of the Northern Territory, Litchfield National Park has some of the finest waterfalls in Australia. To soak up some of the traditional indigenous culture a trip to the Tiwi Islands is a must. The islands have a proud cultural heritage that remains largely intact, with locals happy to share the customs to travellers who venture out to the islands.

    The Kimberley
    The Kimberley, known as Australia’s ‘last great wilderness’, is located at the top of Western Australia and has the smallest people per kilometer ratio in the world. Outdoor adventure lovers will find solace in the secluded beaches and breathtaking wilderness. Small indigenous communities within the Kimberley are the gateway to walking tracks that lead travellers to explore the vast wildlife. Natural beauties to check out include the Purnululu National Park with its beehive rocks, the horizontal waterfalls of Talbot Bay and the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater. For coastal lovers the waterfront at Cable Beach is internationally renowned as it stretches over 22 kilometers of the Indian Ocean.

     

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