Darwin in the wet season is my favourite time of the year. The landscape transforms from the dry burnt country of the Dry to a lush green landscape where flora and fauna are abundant. The tropical storms are some of the best in the world. The thunder and lightning is extraordinary and as soon as there is an impending storm I head off to a favourite lookout. Clouds roll across the horizon and thunder echos through the sky. Lightning screams and leaps from cloud to cloud and sometimes zig zags straight for the ground.
I fell in love with the rain, when the monsoon tropical rains pour and pour. Unrelentless and so cooling. I always tell people to embrace the rain, go and and play. Celebrate.
I have written 2 travel guide books called Darwin in the Wet. They sold out!!
Just recently I published a new guide, Darwin for all Seasons. With a Darwin in the Wet chapter of course.
This must have guide book takes you on journeys through Darwin and the Top End, and is accompanied with beautiful photos and maps. It is not only jammed packed full of itineraries, shopping and my favourite places to eat, the book is beautifully presented and exceptionally easy to use, which makes it a great gift or souvenir. A real treat is the special chapter devoted to the wet season which shows you how to best experience the magic of the wet season with tips for best places for storm watching, dawn walks, swimming, and much more.