There really is something for the whole family to enjoy while on holiday in the NT, as Travis Godfredson and his tribe discovered.
Choosing a family holiday is like choosing a pizza. The challenge is finding the right toppings to make everyone happy. For our next holiday, I wanted something spicy yet safe for the kids; something fun and adventurous in a natural setting. And my wife? She wanted something exotic but affordable. We placed the order for a family-sized slice of the Northern Territory.
Our adventure started in Darwin. Despite being a capital city, it feels more like a big country town. Open-air plazas are lined with shops that have something for everyone. Ice-creams, pearls and Akubra hats are only a heel’s click away. Food lovers will be drawn to the sweet and savoury smells of the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets which operate during the dry season from late April to late October. Homemade crafts and trinkets adorn the stalls and the sizzling treats on offer are a highlight, served under the warm glow of a Top End sunset.