Standing at the top of the ridge overlooking the Nadab floodplain is unforgettable. Stretching before you is an open landscape that is nothing short of breathtaking. You get a sense of the scale of this region and somehow the country speaks to you, or more like, whispers a story of ancient history and spiritual heritage that connects you to it. It is no surprise to me that this place has inspired its earliest inhabitants to gather here and add their knowledge and experiences through art and storytelling.
Cahill’s Crossing is one of those places, you know, the sort of place that leaves a lasting impression and yet at a glance it’s pretty ordinary. You won’t find pristine forests or waterfalls here, there are no gorges and only a couple of short walks. For the most part, it’s just a car park, a river crossing, picnic area and a viewing platform. You might not even hear about Cahill’s Crossing from the usual tourist information guides or brochures, but my advice is take the time to go anyway.
As the sun sets over the water the crowds start to gather on Mindil Beach to watch it dissappear in a blazing display of tropical colours . A great upbeat atmosphere will surround you with the sounds of live performers and the tantalising smells of great market food . The Mindil markets are a must do when you are in Darwin. Popular with both visitors and locals alike, they run throughout the dry season, (April to October).
For many of us, a visit to the Northern Territory means an opportunity to get out on the water and throw a line in. Fishing is undoubtedly one of the favourite to-do items in the NT and not just for the tourists. The locals love to fish too and if they don’t own a boat, they have friends that do so when the weather is good, you can be sure there is plenty of action at the boat ramps every weekend.
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