National Trust Heritage Festival

Myilly Point Heritage Precinct is a little slice of architectural history.  These four heritage listed houses were built before WWII for high-ranking civil servants.  This part of town was for the elite, although not quite in keeping with the original name of the area, Dead Horse Point!  The houses depict the authentic elevated Darwin home.  … Read moreNational Trust Heritage Festival

History along The Track (the Stuart Highway)

Go back to the very early days of Australian settlement when intrepid explorers ventured across thousands of miles of rugged wasteland and desert.  Some may say foolishly and impossibly, but it was John McDouall Stuart who successfully made the trip from Adelaide to the Timor Sea. And back! It was he who had the vision … Read moreHistory along The Track (the Stuart Highway)

Valentine’s Day at Cicada Lodge

Secluded behind metal gates and a high wall, this funky contemporary lodge overlooks the bush and the flooded Katherine River.  Yellow wattle and red grevilleas gather around the boardwalks, the swimming pool glistens in the sunshine and the welcome glass of French champagne sent bubbles of delight up my nose. It’s quiet, even the birds … Read moreValentine’s Day at Cicada Lodge