When most people think of Australia they picture pristine beaches, swaying palm trees and clear, turquoise surf. Most people see only the east coast, some venture to the west coast and even fewer experience the real Australian outback. When I came to Australia I was given the opportunity to experience not only an extremely remote …
Perched on the northern coast of the Northern Territories of Australia, miles and miles and miles away from any other city, is Darwin. The humidity might kill you before the crocodiles do, but there's a good backpacker scene and it's a perfect base for exploring the national parks of the Northern Territories.
If you're thinking about going on a road trip somewhere in Australia I can tell you three things with absolute certainty: It will take longer than you think, it will cost more than you think and it will be worth it. You'll have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and see so much more than you could from a bus window.
If you're heading south from Perth and wondering how far east to go... the answer is Esperance, or more specifically Cape Le Grand National Park and its breathtakingly beautiful coastline. Rolling hills, white sand, turquoise surf and kangaroos, what more could you want?