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An epic (and tasty tour) from Darwin to Perth

An epic (and tasty tour) from Darwin to Perth

A delicious road trip spanning Australia’s most remote states – from one capital to another.

Delight your tastebuds as you explore Australia’s Top End and venture toward the west coast. Discover the best pit stops to keep you fuelled as you uncover all there is to see and do between Darwin and Perth.

You can’t skip a visit to Darwin Waterfront’s Crustaceans on the Wharf. Feast on crocodile fillet skewers, sizzling chilli prawns, lobster, wild barramundi, grilled squid, Northern Territory mud crabs and Moreton Bay bugs.

When you’re finally ready to peel yourself away from Darwin, jump in the car and head about 110 kilometres south-west to the stunning Litchfield National Park. Here, devour a flame-grilled lunch of ocean-caught barramundi, marinated kangaroo or crocodile eye fillet in the wonderful surrounds of Litchfield National Park.

Next, we’re heading two and a half hours south-east to Katherine. Katherine is the perfect base for exploring both the region and Kakadu National Park. Kakadu National Park is known for its rich history and Aboriginal cultural sites. Marvel at more than 5000 rock carvings and cave paintings illustrating Aboriginal culture over thousands of years. Only 20 minutes from Katherine, Nitmiluk National Park awaits. Set up camp at Nitmiluk Gorge Caravan Park and get ready to uncover the delights that this area has to offer.

From here, it’s a 570-kilometre journey along the Victoria Highway and across the border into Western Australia. Once you arrive, you’ll be welcomed into the world-famous Kimberley via Kununurra. The Gourmet Camp Oven Experience in Kununurra is a must on this road trip. You’ll swoon over this three-course gourmet camp-oven dinner, set against a blood-orange Kimberley sunset that gives over to a vast polka-dot sky.

It’s about a 12-hour drive from Kununurra to Broome, which is obviously best tackled over a series of days. For the eager nomad, free camping, thrilling outdoor adventures (watch out for the crocs!), and informative station stays will break up the long drive. Once you roll into Broome, the ocean awaits! The town is engulfed by tropical waters – including the pristine white stretch of Cable Beach and the red rocks of Gantheaume Point, which both paint the perfect backdrop for a calming getaway.

This is just a sneak peek! To find out more, read the Winter 2023 edition of Caravanning Australia!

Pictured: Baruwei Lookout, Nitmiluk National Park. Image courtesy of Tourism NT and Tourism Australia

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