DARWIN

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Darwin

  • Largest city in the NT
  • Smallest capital city in Australia (121,000)
  • Closer to 5 foreign capitals than to Canberra
  • Main income from mining and tourism
  • Re built after WWII air-raids and after Cyclone Tracy
  • 130kph on open road
  • Smoking still allowed in pubs
  • Weather is either hot and dry or hot and humid

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Parliament House – called the wedding cake – highly decorated on the outside, full of nuts on the inside

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Fanny Bay- great sailing and fishing but not too much swimming – too many crocs and box jellyfish

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Some interesting vessels moored in the harbour, some look like refugee boats from Indonesia.

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Cliffs along Fanny Bay

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Spectacular sunsets – the smoke haze of the dry season gives the sky a warm glow as the sun gets lower

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Enjoying the relaxed, top end lifestyle

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Darwin has a rich Chinese history dating back to the start of the Pine Creek Goldrush. This is the Darwin Chinese Temple where Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are practiced simultaneously?

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Doctors Gully, where tourists pay $11 per head to feed bread to fish so the fish will come back and more tourists can pe $11 a head to do the same. The formula has worked for 50 years.

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Weddings, like most things in Darwin, tend to be big – the bigger the better

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At this wedding, the bride arrived in a road train

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…and if you want to buy a gun in Darwin, you may as well make it a big one

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