One of the highlights of our Darwin Trip was the Wilderness that we experienced in Outback Australia.
This experience was definitely enriched by our stay at Wildman Wilderness Lodge. Opened in April 2011, Wildman is a small scale high quality safari lodge featuring a variety of boutique tours of the surrounding Kakadu National Park.
As we have spent most of our life in the city, the wilderness in Darwin, was definitely not something that we were used to. However, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is able to bring the comforts of modern comfort (such as Air-Conditioning) to the wild Outback of Darwin.
The Wildman Wilderness Lodge is neatly balanced with Air-conditioned units called Habitats and the conventional Safari Tent. In this way, the Lodge is able to offer a different experience, to every type of traveller.
The cool thing about the habitats is that you are placed in this little “greenhouse” facing the wild. As we sat there and relaxed in our rooms, we could see wallabies jumping around, and even other parts of nature that was a bit foreign to City Folk like us!
Check out this termite mound, just outside our unit.
To add to the experience, there is a heated pool, where you can just relax and swim in, and enjoy the outback around you. Here are some other photos of the compound:
In case you are wondering what the other accommodations are like, here is a picture of the tents. They are definitely not shabby at all, and really classy. Its definitely good enough for us city folks, but the time of the year is really important.
As it was the wet season in Darwin, it is a bit tough for us, as there were lots of flies and bugs that come out at night. The tents offer very little protection to these critters, and the air-con units are definitely much comfortable in that respect. In case you are wondering, these critters are commando trained, and they can still sneak into any air-conditioned unit…so closing the windows and doors is not a fool-proof measure of keeping them out!
If you are thinking of going, they say that the best time to go to Darwin is in June-July, where its winter time and that’s when the bugs are not around as well.
And if you are wondering what else is there to see in Darwin…
You have got to check out the waterfalls!
The waterfalls are really beautiful, and we had great fun trying to swim in them. If you are an adventure buff, and looking for a road less travelled, Darwin is definitely the place for you!