Definitely one of the most “Instagrammable” spots in Darwin, the Northern Territory and Australia. Who doesn’t love a beautiful consistent Sunset? And such is offered at Mindil Beach, where I can actually promise that you will catch a sunset for sure! The whole feel of this location is completed with the Markets that are happening during the Dry Season on Thursdays and Sundays and really offers to enjoy the warm lights of a sun setting.
Moving a bit outside of Darwin, we reach Berry Springs, which offers 3 Natural Pools to swim in during the Dry Season. The colour of the water, the atmosphere and just being in Nature is what makes this place so wonderful. It is always good to have this kind of atmosphere and they will transfer over to your pictures, because you are feeling happy and relaxed. A Photo should always tell a story or send out some vibes to the viewers.
Now being really outside Darwin, Litchfield is closer than Kakadu and therefore easier to get to. If you don’t like it too far away from Darwin, this region is worth a camping trip over a weekend. Experience a variety of waterfalls and camping spots and see the Milky Way (over Wangi Falls as shown in photo). It is also popular for 4WD, so don’t be shy to share your trip with lots of pictures. Your Instagram is becoming a Travel Diary and can tell more than words can for sure. Best way to remember these places is to Geo Tag them and they will turn up in your World Map. This way it’s really easy for yourself and others to see where you have been.
Kakadu National Park is huge, so it's advisable to take a lot of time to travel around. Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls are close to each other, but only accessible with a 4WD. I couldn’t decide between either of these amazing Falls, and had to mention the other and see it as one spot. Both Falls are picture perfect, but only at Jim Jim Fall you have the luxury that you are able to enjoy a swim, while at Twin Falls you have a lovely boat ride to get to this beauty and capture the moments.
To another side of Kakadu lies another favourite of mine, called Gunlom Falls. What I love about this place is the natural infinity pool on the top. It’s a fair hike of 20-40 minutes to get there, depending how fit you are. An amazing view and pool will await you, which lets you forget the climb and feel like having a spa treatment.
Every Place is different in the Northern Territory and this is proven with Katherine Gorge. Such different scenery once again and definitely not covered with red sand, if you have these kind of expectations. The river is huge and offers great kayak tours, which I still have to experience myself and get a “selfie” for sure!
A bit of civilization in the Red Centre is offered at Alice Springs. Such an interesting places to visit. Anzac Hill Lookout is great at any time of the day, but if you know me by now, you will guess my favourite time of the day. The 360 View is awesome to capture some Panoramas and basically allow you to visit a sunrise as well, since you have a great overview of the surroundings. All in all, a very cosy little town.
Back in Germany, where I was born and grew up, we studied English at school and when we learned about Australia, Uluru or the Ayers Rock is what comes to everyone’s mind. Now being here in the Northern Territory in the Centre of Australia, its an amazing feeling to see this icon up close and is really completed once you are able to touch the huge rock! One thing that I love when taking pictures is to learn about the history and even the culture that is involved. I felt really blessed when a rainbow showed up during sunset!
Kata Tjuta is one of my favourite places in the NT. I never really heard much about this place, which lies in the shadows of Uluru, meaning that it is just a few kilometres away from each other. The walking track between the rocks is maybe the most exciting thing for me. It will take you to a place called “Valley of the Winds”. Just the name is inspiring to snap awesome Instagram Pictures and the lookout is breathtaking. The contrast of the rocks and the red sand with the blue sky and some clouds passing is worth the whole experience. Even Woody from my Toy Photography loves the view.
So for my last “Instagrammable” spot I would like to present you Kings Canyon. There is a fantastic walk available to wander through the upper platform and also a place at the bottom called “Garden of Eden” which is very inviting. I really loved the whole scenery, especially the sandstone domes on top. Nature really did some wonders at this place with all the textures and patterns craved into the rocks.