Darwin became the expected long stopover. Front fork and rear shock have to be done and parts have to be ordered. That can take some time and will be quite expensive.. Fortunately I got a lift to the next rental car company. The only car available was much larger than I wanted but at least all my stuff fitted into it.
Getting a spot on a camp ground was quite a challenge. There’re plenty camps around Darwin, but for some reason they don’t accept tents. So it took me some time to find one in Harolds Springs and that was the most expensive one I’ve ever been to: 48 bugs for a tentsite!!!!!
If that continues that way, I’ll be back home again by November ‘cause broke.

Didgeridoo Handwerker



Rode my fancy car to Darwin the next day. Sightseeing was on the list anyway and that’s more fun for sure without the motorcycle gear on. Parking lot for only 3.20$ was almost a bargain. Darwin was destroyed not only through the Japanese bombings in WW2 but also in 1974 by a cyclone.

Darwin, Bicentennial Park

But the people took care while reconstruction the town. It’s a pretty nice one and worth a visit.


Darwin, WW 2 Tunnel Museum


And if you wanna have a beach on your own, just head to the Lee Point and you’ll be all alone. Beautiful.

Darwin, Mindil Beach
The next day I visited the Litchfield NP which is very popular by the Australian people, because you can swim there under several water falls and there ain’t any Salties. You have to accept the company of the smaller Sweeties but they’re only after fish so it’s said…

Cathedral Termitenhuegel


The swimming areas were packed so I didn’t go into the water.

Wangi Falls

Tolmer Falls

Tabletop Swamp

I enjoyed a minor hike through the woods instead and found a place loaded with flying foxes in the trees. In fact, they’re pretty noisy. I’ve never seen these animals before. Just awesome.

schlafende Flughunde

On the next day my bike should be done but it wasn’t. The guys have just started to work on the front fork and the spare parts weren’t delivered yet. Shit. So I’m stuck until Tuesday at least.
To my surprise I got a call the next day at lunchtime. Spare parts were delivered last afternoon and the guys worked hard on the bike to get it fixed as soon as possible. The ordered air filter turned out as a oil filter, but anyway…
Cheers guys!!!

Back on the road
Back on the road tomorrow I’ll leave for Alice Springs, 1,500ks straight to the south.

Florence Falls  Litchfield NP, Magnetische Termitenhuegel  P1060594 P1060628   P1060632

Florence Falls



5 thoughts on “Darwin

  1. Schön das 🙂
    Jetzt, wo Dein Kälbchen wieder fit ist, sind die 1500km ja nur noch ein Klacks. Kann einem bestimmt ziemlich fehlen. Ist ja gewissermassen wie ein treuer Freund, oder?
    Lieben Gruss aus der nicht mehr ganz so heissen Heimat

  2. Glück im Unglück: Es scheint ja der in weitem Umkreis einzige BMW-Dealer in Darwin zu wohnen. Und immerhin rollt jetzt wieder alles. Good luck!

  3. Das mit Deinem Bike freut mich.
    48 $ für’n Zelt … das ist ja unglaublich. Aber der war bestimmt frei von Krokodilen, Spinnen und Kängurus
    (immer positiv denken :-).
    Wenn man sich das nochmal alles auf der Karte ansieht, hast Du ja schon richtig viele Kilometer hinter Dir.
    Im Prinzip könnte man Dich also auch Flughund nennen!

  4. Moin!
    Na, biste auf den Geschmack von vier Rädern unterm Hintern gekommen? Bei deinem Tempo biste bestimmt schon in Alice angekommen. Erschrick nicht über den Tourirummel am Uluru und bring uns – wenn du von dort flüchtest – aus dem Pink Roadhouse einen Aufkleber mit.
    Good luck auf dem Weg gen Süden, Ralle und Kiki

  5. Schöne neue Bilder 🙂 Eine Frage: Der Hund an sich mag ja Bäume. Heissen die Flughunde deshalb so, weil sie in Bäumen (ab)hängen ? Hmmm…

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