Wotif staff review: Why the NT blew me away

If Kakadu wasn’t on your list before, it will be now.

We overheard Mark, one of Wotif Hotels experts, talking about how much he rated the NT after his trip to Kakadu and twisted his arm to share all of the details with with you!

Tell us Mark, what was the highlight of your Kakadu adventure?
Katherine Gorge – this was so spectacular. We did a sunset dinner cruise, the food was amazing and the gorge at sunset was magical! I also loved doing the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus cove in Darwin. Being only 20cm away from the mouth of an 800kg beast was just mind blowing and a little crazy J.

Where would you recommend people stay?
At WildmanWilderness Lodge in Kakadu you are surrounded by the beautiful Mary River Wetlands. Watch the sunset from their infinity pool – it’s a once in a lifetime experience.

If you’re in Katherine, the Cicada Lodge in Nitmiluk National Park is also a treat. Rephrase – it’s a re’treat’! Take in the almost prehistoric landscapes and marvel at the incredible wildlife all around you.

What was one of your favourite parts of the trip?
Don’t miss Mindil Beach Markets on a Thursday night throughout Dry Season. Have the green pawpaw salad or Laksa with a fresh juice and sit on the beach to watch the sunset.

The one thing you’ll never forget…
Experiencing the ‘Bombing of Darwin’ Virtual Reality experience at the Royal Flying Doctor Museum. This was scary and confronting all at once.

If the trip was a song it would have been…
‘Holiday Road’ from National Lampoons.

Any culinary experiments?
I tried a crocodile bisque – it was delicious! We also had some tasty Mango beer on a tasting paddle at the Purple Mango micro-brewery which was pretty unique.

What was something surprising about the trip?
A pop up caravan café in Katherine with amazing coffee, and donuts where you inject the sauce. Hipster level = EPIC.

Now, packing tips! Any essential items?
A water bottle, sunscreen and Bushmans Repellant.

What did you wish you’d brought that you didn’t?

Where to next?
San Fran and New York. A slightly different type of trip!





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