The day had come and we were leaving the Northern Territory for good and coming back to Western Australia for the first time in over 2 years. Western Australia is our home state and it felt like only yesterday that we had left on this big adventure travelling and exploring our amazing country.
This was a bittersweet feeling for us as we knew that when we entered WA we were moving towards the end of our travelling Australia chapter, although knowing that we were about to see our family and friends in the flesh felt very warming and uplifting.
But before we crossed borders we spent our last night at Timber Creek, which is where we soaked up every bit of what the Northern Territory showed and taught us over the previous 6 months.
Here are our most memorable places visited and the towns we are grateful we passed through.
Alice Springs was the first big town we visited when crossing the border from South Australia into the NT. We connected with many families here and did a lot of exploring in and around the town. Including our 4 hour drive to Uluru, which also marked our second year on the road.
Mataranka may be small but it packs a punch in authenticity and not only did we meet some true blue Aussie locals but we made some lifelong friends while staying there. From the whip-cracking show to relaxing and floating in the natural hot springs. It was all so good and never to be forgotten.
Another highlight for our trip was Kakadu, the flora and fauna alone were enough to ignite our passion for exploring the outback. But what did tip us over the edge was the history of Ubirr Rock and the magnificent sunset that it provided.
This is the first time we have ever recommended a capital city to visit. We are usually staying very clear of any type of busy cities but Darwin won our hearts over and made our top 5 spots to settle and live permanently. The laid back vibe that Darwin has is irreplaceable and is something we as a family enjoyed very much.
So we would like to conclude that the NT is one of our most loved states to travel through, it was culture-filled, mesmerising and UNFORGETTABLE. We would go back in a heart beat and we suggest that you do too.
Kylie, Dan and Co x
Fearless and Free Range