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One night while we having a few merry ales we came up with this idea that it would be a good fun holiday to fly to Darwin from Western Australia and hire a Wicked Van to cruise around in. They looked like heaps of fun and they always had cool happy critters driving them..looking lost. It sounded awesome so we booked it, and six months later we were there! 

Our Wicked Van

Finding the van hire place was easy and the dude behind the counter was a real help with directions and stuff. We were soon mobile in our ABBA van on the Stuart highway cruising out towards Berry Springs. What a beautiful spot to just kick back and relax. Laying back in the cool water with a cold can…small waterfalls just trickling over you… yep..it’s good.

Wangi Falls

After spending half a day here we decided to head further into Litchfield National Park and visit Wangi Falls. Camping there was great. It had toilets, showers and a communial bbq/ gather around the firepit area. Cheap too, only $3.30 per person per night, for real!

Next morning we wandered down to the falls and were blown away. Absolutely fantastic! and no crocs…even better. At the time I remeber thinking, I could stay here forever… but… we were on limited time and had to see more so we ventured further to Buley rock pools.

Buley Rock Pools

Again..bloody fantastic! Crack a cold can and into the water..ahh this is the lotto life man. No matter were you seem to go there is just another little slice of paradise waiting to be discovered.

We camped the night at Florence Falls, no where near as good as Wangi with just basic camping bays and a fire ring with barbie plate. Next day we walked down to the falls and spent another lazy morning just enjoying the swimming and scenery. About lunchtime we headed out of Litchfield and drove over to the Adelaide river to do the jumping croc tour.

Adelaide River Jumping Croc Tour

The cruise on the river takes about half an hour but only cost’s like thirty bucks, dirt cheap! and the crocs are everywhere man…do not swim in this river whatever you do! The eagles and hawk looking  birds were also pretty cool.

Well since we only had the van for three days we decided to head back to Darwin and book into a flash joint have a decent feed and pamper ourselves a bit. What a great holiday and cheers to our little Abba Wicked Van…you rocked!

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