Northern Territory Wildlife Park
Yeah - finally a better night's sleep. It's amazing how much better you feel when you wake up in the morning when you haven't had to do it several times through the night. Today we set off for Northern Territory Wilderness Park. If you haven't been and you're coming up this way it's worth it. It cost $55 for the family to go but we were there from 9am through to 3.30pm and where doing things all the time. Lot's of good exhibitions and feedings that the kids got to participate in and all Australian animals. First saw the Billabong exhibit with pelicans, huge barra, freshwater crocs and turtles that come right up to you as you stand on a walkway. Got to feed them fish and the wildlife workers all spoke really well and informative info. Next on to feeding whip rays and experiencing the archer fish squirting you with water. Get transferred between different exhibits by a bus service that runs every half hour or can walk. Then onto the birds of prey demonstration, which Ethan especially seemed to like and took lots of photos of (Denzel slept through this which was a pity cause he loves birds and would have been fascinated). Then the nocturnal house, and the monsoon rain forest (aviary) including an excellent demo of the rain, lightening and thunder in a rain forest setting (boys wanted to see it several times), and then the aquarium where Jeremy dreamed of big barra fishing and his big fish tank set up with saltwater fish and coral....maybe one day. Then the dingos and wallabies and watching a movie about 20 foot or bigger crocs!!!! Not to mention the snakes and lizards and frogs and lots of other animals seen. The boys and us had a good time and headed home exhausted. While Elijah slept Ethan and Jeremy played monopoly again and I played with Denzel before getting tea and then the boys went to the croc enclosure here again at the caravan (they never seem to get tired of watching crocs) and then had a swim in the pool. Not sure exactly where we are heading tomorrow but guess will find out when it happens. Until then, goodnight.