australian outback adventure: katherine

Just when you think you've seen it all, you get blown away all over again. Katherine has left a serious imprint on my heart. What an incredibly magical and historical place. I find it amazing that people travel all over the world to so many destinations, but don't realize how beautiful Australia's backyard really is. I seriously couldn't recommend Katherine (and the general whole Northern Territory) more. I'm already planning a return trip there. So much to see and do. 

From climbing a mountain to reach the top of the Gorge, to witnessing beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day, to a dinner cruise which ended up having us blanketed under a million stars. This is a place I won't forget. I think visiting Nitmiluk Gorge has opened my perspective on how much beauty Australia really is. 

Thank you @ausoutbacknt @topendtourism for the most incredible experience. One I definitely won't forget.

Me on the edge of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Wine over a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Breakfast of Champions, Cicada Lodge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Me on the edge of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory. Photo by Natalie Sum.

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Crazy Acres Mango Farm food display, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Mango Ice Creams at Crazy Acres Mango Farm, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Sunset Dinner Cruise at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

Size Comparison at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory.

australian outback adventure: darwin

So if anybody knows me, knows that visiting the Northern Territory has been on my Travel Bucket list for such a long, long time. So to finally be able to visit it and see if with my own two eyes was really quite something else. And boy, did it blow me away!

Darwin is like no other place I have ever been to. From an Australian Outback landscape to beautiful flowing waterfalls, to a Tropical Paradise. The Northern Territory is really something else! One of the most magical places that I have yet to visit. Memories of a life time, that's for sure. I can't wait to come back for another adventure.

Photo Journal below:

Flying over the red centre, Northern Territory, Australia.

Wangi Falls, Northern Territory

@picnicdarwin spoiling us rotten for breakfast. Wangi Falls, Northern Territory.

Mindil Beach at Sunset, Darwin, Northern Territory

Food platters at SKYCITY Darwin, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Tropcial Darwin, SKYCITY Darwin.

Cocktails by the pool. SKYCITY Darwin, Darwin, Northern Territory.

All aboard the Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Caught snapping the sunset. Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory. Photo: Crystal Hutchinson.

Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Soaking up the views. Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Facing Starboard at the front of the ship. Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Bird's Eye View of us on the Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Cheers! Darwin Sunset Cruise, Darwin, Northern Territory.

The Next-Level Cocktails at Sky City Darwin, Darwin, Northern Territory.

new year, new adventures

It felt as though everybody I knew was having an adventure of their own over the Christmas and New Year period. And considering i'm normally the one who travels, I was subconsciously getting cranky about not having a trip of my own. I was feeling antsy, and bothered and wanted to escape the chaos of Sydney just for a little while. Making it my first adventure for 2017. So, what did I do? I grabbed my best friend, threw everything in the back of the BMW and drove three hours down to the south coast of NSW. And what a relief it was to get there. A tropical paradise. An oasis, just for a couple of days. And it was ours. From Hyam's Beach and Jervis Bay, to Berry and Kiama, and to Berry all the way to the Royal National Park. It was a tropical road trip adventure. One that I desperately needed before the chaos of the new year that was about to begin all over again. Below is a photo journal of the trip.

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Who would have thought? Three days alongside you, and out of the city- cleared my head and made me feel completely recharged by the time we returned.