There is no wrong way to take it. I put a bunch of photos up just now in Blowing smoke section.
This is as wild as Australia gets,I love it but I am a bit city boy soft.5 days is it.
The "Top End" as its known was the last place to be settled because it was so far away & the climate so tough.I watch stuff here about Alaska & think that its the same sort of vibe.Its a very Aboriginal place with a lot of people living in communities in Arnhem land & the Gulf country.
If you wanted to get away from what ever & really go wild then its the place. It was the frontier & attracted a lot of free spirited people.Croc shooters then buffalo hunters,prospectors ,pearlers,fisherman,crabbers. then it became a military & government town because of its location.
Darwin is easy to get through from an Asian destination.Lot of backpackers,lots of seasonal work around the tropical fruit industry.Big mining boom still going ,several military bases including 2000 US marine rotated through there each year.They seem to like it
Huge tourism industry at much higher comfort levels than our fishing camp.Its all about the "dry season" April to November.
Our ABC TV network made a great doco series in 4 parts about Kakadu National Park in Eastern Arnhem Land .Its on youtube.
Its based on the 4 seasons,real people no actors no scripts.Just what real life is like up there. Its serious crocodile country so thats a big issue when there is so much tourism. It runs 4 x 50 minutes. I will try to send you the link.A couple of forum members have watched it & loved it.
Darwin was bombed 63 times by the Japanese in WW2, full scale raids trying to disable the port & take out the US navy ships .
Your US dollar will get you about $1.12 here,stick it on your bucket list The guys at the big Tackle store told me the fishing just blew the minds of Americans who came out to do trials of gear.The Bomber lure company sent people over,Shimano,Loomis do a lot of field testing there.Where do you sign on for that job?