Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 19 and 20: It’s a wrap

Firstly, congratulations to all of you who made it through to the end with us. We admire your stamina, and appreciate your interest in our commentary and pics. We had a great holiday. Last full day Our main goal for the last day was to enjoy the warmth, relax, and do some final shopping. This … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 17 and 18: Out in the country

We couldn’t spend the rest of our time lazing around Darwin and availing ourselves of the wonderful guest laundry, could we, so we planned two days of outback sightseeing. One was to an area we hadn’t visited before – the Cox Peninsula – and the other to one we had – Litchfield National Park. Mandorah and … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 16: Tiwi By Design Tour

We did a day tour of the beautiful Tiwi Islands back in 2006, and decided it was time to visit there again. I was particularly keen because while we were travelling I was reading Marie Munkara’s memoir, Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea. She was born in Arnhem Land, but was living … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 14-15: Finding our feet in Darwin

Final farewell and filling in the morning Although we’d said goodbye the night before, the tour officially ended with breakfast the next day. However, with different people heading off in different directions – including 5 on the Ghan – we only ran into two other couples at breakfast. We did though see the Ghan party … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 13: Back to civilisation, so to speak

Wah, the last full day of our trip. We had waited so long for this trip, having booked last August/September, and now it was nearly over! We would all have loved an extra day at Seven Spirit Bay, and are envious of next year’s tour participants who will get just that in the revamped itinerary. … Read more