The Newport Arms is a Northern Beaches institution. A massive rambling “Hotel” or huge pub/bistro. ‘The Arms’ also has accommodation and overlooks Pittwater Bay on the west side of the Northern Beaches Penninsula. An ideal spot for Sunday Afternoon drinks, the outdoor area is enjoyable.

Sydney- Northern Beaches- The Arms

An integral part of doing The Triangle is Cooinda. Cooinda – even though it is one of the more substantial dots on the map- is only an aboriginal cultural center, resort, and gas station. There is no town. Granted- it is a nice resort. Cooinda is known as the Home of Yellow Waters. All of the Wildlife Cruises on the […]

Northern Territory- Cooinda

Pine Creek, is basically the bottom corner of “The Triangle” (an hour north of Katherine and about 2 hours south of Darwin), and is a historic mining town. It has housed and currently houses migrant mining populations for the last 100+ years as world markets for Gold and other precious metals rise and fall. The town itself is worth a […]

Northern Territory- Pine Creek

A milestone corner of The Triangle, Jabiru is little more than a company town designed to support the local Uranium mining operation. It is also considered the entrance to Kakadu Park. The township is little more than a jumping off point for package tours and its amenities are basically limited to a Caravan Parks, a hotel, a travel agent, Council […]

Northern Territory- Jabiru

As an add on, the manager of the Bark Hut happens to be a local biologist. Yes folks not only can he make a foaming cup of Nescafe…he organizes wildlife safaris and specialty fishing tours. Tom Starr runs Wild Plains Safari’s. They specialize in small group tailor made trips to Mary River National Park and Arnhemland.

Northern Territory- Bark Hut II

Mary River Camp Ground and YHA- Mary River is family outfit that is very professionally run. Blessed with a stunning country side, they have managed a very good back-to-basics wildlife and river retreat while adding the key ingredients of modern amenities like a restaurant/bar, cook your own facilities, a pool, spa, and a variety of sleeping accommodation to fit any […]

Northern Territory- Mary River YHA

More than a quarter of all backpackers to Australia come from the United Kingdom, bringing pounds and education with them. As a result, more are shifting away from the crowded, dirty hostels and into luxury mansions that are sometimes rented out to 20 or more people. Elderly residents (understandably) are concerned about the backpacker migration from the ‘slums’ to the […]

Pommie backpackers shun hostels for harbour mansions

Australia is one of the easiest, most accessible and backpacker-friendly countries to visit. This high praise extends to accommodation options, as Australia has a hostel network that rivals that of Europe. Hostels are easy to find and offer an array of options, although dorm rooms are the most popular (and cheapest) choice. In the city, a dorm room will cost […]

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