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Gove Yacht Club (Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory)

Things to do in Northern Territory

The hottest capital of the Northern Territory is undoubtedly the city of Darwin, located in the Timor Sea natural refuge - a melting pot of cultures and cuisine wrapped in a myriad of markets and outdoor festivals. You can get lost in its river forests or swim in the crystal clear wells. But there are also other interesting things you can do here. Darwin Beer Can Regatta is one of those things, and it will amaze anyone who sees this unique competition, held in the port, that consist of making boats out of the beer cans and after the show you can have a nice dinner at Cullen Bay Marina.

As it can be seen, much of life is in the renovated waterfront and its pier, very close to the center. Thanks to the excellent tropical climate, you can take a swim any time of the year, surf the waves of different sizes depending on the beach and the winds.

For sailing or calmer sports, there is a huge saltwater lagoon dedicated to recreational activities. The Stokes Hill Wharf has put aside moorings to focus on restoration, thus becoming a perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood or shopping. In this pier you can charter a boat to take a tour around the port or engage in sport fishing. You can also immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the area, ranging from the aboriginal tribes, the arrival of the first Europeans or the bombings of World War II. In Katherine you can bathe in the thermal springs of the Daly River in the Nitmiluk National Park, and go fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria. You can also go on excursions or go canoeing to the border with Western Australia.

The waterfalls of Kakadu National Park are World Heritage Site. You can immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the biodiversity and bathe in beautiful wells as well as go fishing in the Gove Peninsula, with its spectacular beaches and streams, watch reefs and continue navigating safely to the ocean.

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