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Setting sail from Darwin
More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.
Visit Litchfield National Park and embark on a crocodile-spotting boat trip, where you can see these intimidating, prehistoric beasts jump clean out of the water for a meal.
Ambon is one of the Maluku Islands, or the Spice Islands as they were known during colonial times, when nutmeg, cloves and mace grew nowhere else. Ambon was the seat of Dutch power in the islands, but little colonial architecture remains; visit one of the mountain villages instead, or snorkel amongst colourful reefs offshore.
Indonesia: Banda Islands
The Banda Archipelago is a group of ten small volcanic islands, better known as the Spice Islands thanks to the nutmeg and mace produced here. The only significant settlement is on Banda Neira, with its hotchpotch of European colonial buildings, while off the coast you can enjoy some fantastic diving and snorkelling.
Indonesia: Raja Ampat
Sparsely populated and spectacularly beautiful, the Raja Ampat archipelago is a treasure trove of jungle-smothered islands, white sand beaches and some of the best diving in the world. The crystal clear waters are teeming with tropical fish, while on land you can see parrots, hornbills and birds of paradise.
Indonesia: Kai Archipelago
The Kai Archipelago, part of the Maluku islands, is known for its idyllic beaches. The ancestors of the Kai people are believed to have come here from Bali, but there is no written history, with an oral tradition of stories known as Tom-Tad that are passed down from generation to generation.
Indonesia: Sangliat Dol Village (Yamdena Island)
Arriving in Darwin
With rugged escarpments, sites of Aboriginal art, dramatic waterfalls and huge wetlands, Kakadu National Park is truly beautiful. The iconic scenery is some of Australia’s best, and served as the backdrop to the film 'Crocodile Dundee'.
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Launching in 2023, Scenic Eclipse II is Scenic's second discovery yacht, set to be the most advanced expedition ship in the world.
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Scenic's second ocean ship builds on the technological advances of the original Scenic Eclipse, and features a new sun deck pool and a larger submarine. We couldn't be more excited about the advances that this ship represents, and the way it will be able to enhance already thrilling itineraries.
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Where to stay near Darwin
Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.
Visit the Red Centre
From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!