Think you’ve seen it all? Why not check out the Top End when it’s green? We’ve pulled together some top tips for wet season travels.
After all, you’ll never see it prettier, with fat cascading falls, wildlife, fish-filled rivers and fresh mangoes at every turn. Heed our ‘Green Season’ travel has its challenges.
OPT FOR POWERED SITES
In the Wet Season our gear works a little harder, with balmy tropical nights calling for air-conditioning testing off-the-grid systems. So budget for powered camping as you’ll probably need it.
Some travellers like to leave their vans choosing to fly into and hire a motorhome, instead; if that’s your plan make sure the hire unit has air-conditioning on board.
WET WEATHER OPTIONS
Thunderstorms are a Wet Season given. Afterall, without them, there’d be no waterfalls. Often, they come late in the day. So pack lightweight wet weather gear, games and cards. And take advantage of Darwin’s brilliant indoor spaces and interactive museums.
CHECK AVAILABILITY FIRST
Always check access to the national parks before arriving. Litchfield, Nitmiluk and Kakadu are normally open all year round, however can close due to flooding.
WET SEASON TOUR OFFERINGS
Liaise with tour operators to see what Wet Season products they offer, too. And be sure to book ahead as they may not operate without confirmed bookings.