As we were driving along the Arnhem Highway from Kakadu to Darwin, we’d planned a stop at the Windows on the Wetlands Visitor Centre – so glad we did!! We love visitor centres, especially FREE interactive ones that are geared towards children or at least the curious, young-at-heart adults of the world! We rate this as one of the best that we have seen! It is approximately 60km from Darwin and although there is a steep walk from the carpark to the centre – you will not be dissappointed. The top floor of the centre offers a theatrette and huge window that allows you to enjoy superb views of the floodplains. On the ground floor, you will be immersed in education regarding ecological processes and seasonal changes unique to the wetlands along with information regarding native plants and animals of the region all wrapped up in an interesting and fun package. The centre holds significant cultural value, Ludawei (Beatrice Hill) is a turtle dreaming sacred site. The Limilngan-Wulna people with Parks and Wildlife have done a fabulous job with the jointly managed Windows on the Wetlands; the Roaming Rowes rate this the best FREE interactive visitor centre in the Northern Territory.
We spent the next week free camped in the most awesome spot ever just outside of Humpty Doo, some 40km outside of Darwin. This made a great base for us as we caught up on some assignments and enjoyed short trips to Darwin. Humpty Doo itself had everything we needed to sit tight and churn out many assignments, in the way of a mainstream supermarket, service station and indeed a Bottle-O.
In this period of our life we are full time home schoolers, full time students and full time travellers and even we need some cheap wine alright! Plus, with the all QLD Rugby League grand final around the corner this birthday boys smile says it all!