Whoever said the best things in life are free probably lived in the NT, as Travis Godfredson and family discover.
Our NT adventure starts in Darwin. It’s Australia’s gateway to Asia, but feels more like a big country town. And, just like a rural township, there’s plenty to see and do without busting the budget.
The lush green parks and playgrounds of the Bicentennial Park separate Darwin from the Timor Sea. It’s the perfect spot for cycling and walking with plenty of viewing platforms and some pretty impressive play equipment to entertain the kiddies.
There are water parks, wave pools and natural springs around Darwin that serve as a cool place to drench the kids in sun and laughter. Leanyer Recreation Park and Howard Springs Nature Park rate highly on our family’s fun-o-meter and, best of all, they’re sheltered in shade cloth and completely free! In fact, most of the springs dotted around Darwin are no-fee affairs. The adventure rating steps up the further we head out of Darwin.