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                               WELCOME

                               W O W , C hr i st m a s i s j u st ar ou n d t he c or n er! ! A nd a s w e p ut to g et h e r o ur la t e st tr ave l
                               n e w s e- z i n e I lo o k o u t m y o f f i ce w i n do w i n to y et an o t her g l or i o u s d a y. C a l l it th e
                               G r e en Se a s o n or a T r o p i c al Su mm er – i t i s j u s t p er fe c t ! ! W e have ha d b ut a f ew r a in y
VIRGIN BLUE +                  d a y s s o e v er y th i n g i s r e a l l y gr ee n i ng u p , gre a t o ut s i d e w e a th er . W h y w ou l d yo u b e
VALUE ADDED                    anywher e else?

Some of our leading Top        Western Australia is now Online
End Hotels have come on        W i t h a l ot of ha r d w or k a n d l o ng ho ur s , th e W e st er n Au s tr a l ia l i n k o n o ur W eb s i t e i s
board in Conjunction with
Virgin Blue to offer some      n o w l i v e . V i ew a c c om m od a t io n , t our s a nd c ar h ir e t h r o u g h out t he W A. T he r e ar e
great DESTINATION              s o m e gr e at h ol i d a y i d e a s i n t h e S ou t h W e st , f a bu l o u s r e tr e at s an d w i ner i e s t o o.
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The hotels are offering:       A u s tr a l i a p l e as e e m a i l Br e tt B in n s at b b in n s@ nor g at e . co m .a u o r fo r a lo o k a t t h e n ew
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•   c h o co l at e s &        10 million-dollar refurbishment and upgrade completed at MGM Grand. T h e
    s p a r k l in g w i n e   M G M G r an d D ar w i n h a s j u s t a nn o un c e d t h e             c om p l et i o n o f i t s $1 0m r e fur b i s hm e nt
•   c o m p l im e nt ar y     in clu d ing th e h o te l, a br an d n ew ba r a n d new                 g am ing ar ea un d erw at er th em e ing an d
    u p gr a de s              i t ’ s n on - sm o k in g to o . T h e S u n se t C af é i s              t he m o s t p o pu l ar b u ff e t r es t aur a nt
•   g a m i ng an d dri n k    o v e r lo o k i ng t he p o o l a nd t r op i c a l g ar de n s w i th   am a z i ng s ea v i ew s th at ar e e v en mor e
    v o u c h er s             s p e c t a cu l ar at s un s e t.

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Today for more information     e n t hu s i a s t i ca l l y t a ke n u p t h e c h a l le n ge to be c o me ou r R o v i ng O u t ba c k R ep or te r . We
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                                                  News from Northern Australia


                                 Shona’s Crocodile Adventure
Mango Chicken Recipe
60g (2oz) butter
                                 F a n c y g et t i n g y our s e l f o n a to ur w i th a
2 chicken breasts, cut in half   r e a l “ b i te ” ? T he n t h e S p e c ta c u lar J um p i ng
2 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon cornflour           Crocod ile Cruise is fo r you!!
460g Mango Juice
1 Mango or Can of Mango
1 green capsicum, diced          T h e cr u i s e l e a ve s fr om th e A d e la i d e R i v er C r o s s i n g. T r a v e l o n t he A r n h em
½ cup sour cream
salt, pepper                     H i g hw a y t ow ar d s K a ka d u a bo u t o n h ou r fr om D ar w i n t a k e a lef t- h a n d
                                 t ur n of f t h e a t t he en tr y t o t h e “ W in do w s o n t he We t l an d s
                                 V i s i t or C e nt r e” an d f o l l ow th e r o a d f or a bo u t 2 k m s.
Melt butter in pan, add
chicken, cook until well         D o n o t g o d o w n t he St u ar t H ig hw a y t o A d e la i d e R i v er T ow n s h i p b e ca u s e y o u w i l l
browned on both sides,           b e l o st . N o J u mp i n g C r o c s th er e !
remove from pan. Add
onions to the same pan,
cook, stirring until soft.       1 h ou r cr u i s e s l e a ve a l l ye ar r ou n d a t 0 9. 0 0a m / 11 . 0 0a m / 1. 0 0p m / 3. 0 0p m fr om
                                 t h e ir j et t y .
Blend cornflour and
Mango Juices, add to             C o s t: $2 2 p e r / ad u l t or $ 5 5 .0 0 p er /f am i l y ( 2 ad u l t s/ 2 c hi l dr e n)
pan, stir until sauce
boils. Reduce heat,              P r i or b oo k i n g s ar e st r o n g l y r e c om m en d ed to s a ve d i s ap po i n tm e nt . W e ca n h e l p
season with salt and             info@northerterritory.com
pepper, add diced Mango
pieces or pulp. Return           S p e c t a cu l ar C r u i s e s i s a g r ea t w a y t o s e e t h e c r ocod i l e s on a mo r e “ p e r s ona l
chicken to pan, cover,
simmer until chicken is
                                 l e v e l .” T he i r s ma l l er an d f a s te r v e s s e l s t a ke a m a x im um of ab o ut 1 5 pe o p le s o
tender, stirring                 n o ne e d t o w or r y a bo u t s t an d i ng on t ip p y t oe s t o ca t c h a n y a c t io n . T h e n um be r
occasionally.                    o f cr o c od i l e s w a it i n g f or h a nd o ut s v ar ie s , b u t a mo n g t he r e gu l ar s a r e s ome
                                 g i a n t s m ea s u r i ng up to 6m .
Add the capsicum and
cook for 5 minutes, turn
heat down, stir in sour          I w a s l u c k y e no u gh to be i n v i te d o u t w it h S p e ct a c u la r C r u i s e s l a st w e e ke n d.
cream.                           B e i n g a c i t y g ir l – I t ho u g h I h a d s e en i t a l l b u t w a s I i n f or an aw e so me s ho c k !
Serves 4
                                 Rocky was the Skipper on my cr uise and Sandy the very brave croc feeder. Bo th
Oct, Nov, Dec is NT              o f th e s e g u y s tr e at e d u s t o a n e d u ca t i n g an d e n te r t a i n in g co mm e n tar y dur i n g t h e
Mango Season                     t i m e t h at w e w her e a b oa r d .

                                 I t d id n ’ t t a ke l on g f or th e act i on to be g i n. B ef or e w e ha d e v e n l e ft t he j et t y I
                                 l o o k e d d ow n t o s e e t ha t a de c e n t s i z e d cr o c h a d s l i t h er e d o v er to our bo a t
                                 a t tr a c te d b y t he so u nd of t he e n g in e , a nd of c ou r se Sa n d y d an g l i n g a s la b o f
                                 m e a t o v er t h e s i de of th e bo a t. I i ma g i n e i n cr ea s e d t he l e ve l of i nt er e s t n o
                                 d o u bt … . Sa n d y e x p er t l y m an oe u vr ed th e cr o c s o t h at he w a s in v i ew o f a l l , t h e n
                                 h e l d t h e c r o c o d i le c an d y a b o ve h i s s n o ut t i l l h e w a s ab l e t o ju m p f or i t… a nd bo y
                                 d i d he JU M P! ! Yo u w o u l d n ’t b la me th e s e c r e a tur e s fo r be i n g l e th ar g i c
                                 c o n s i d er i ng t he ir w e ig h t a nd s i z e – bu t th e y ar e v er y de c e pt i v e , I as s ur e yo u
                                 t h e s e l i t t le cr i t ter s ar e f u l l o f e ne r g y w h en i t c om e s t o fo o d.

                                 A u s tr a l i a ’ s E s t uar i n e C r o c od i l e i s th e w or l d ’ s l ar ge s t , h ea v i e s t - a n d mo s t
                                 d a n ge r o u s – r ep t i l e. T h e y ar e t he l ar ge s t l i v in g r e l i c o f t he d in o s a ur a ge , a n d
                                 a r e s u per b l y ca m ou f l ag e d a s t h e y s k i m thr o ug h t h e w a t er , w i th o n l y t he i r e y e s
                                 a n d n o s tr i l s ab o ve th e su r fa c e.

                                 A s a n ot h er c r o c ap pr oa c h ed th e b o at f u r th er u p t h e r i v er , I fe l t it s un b l i n k in g
                                 e y e s bo r e i nt o m i ne , I w a s q u i c k l y r em i n de d t h at I w a s no l on g er a t t h e t op of
                                 the food chain! Rocky assured me that he was ONLY window shopping, r e lief
                                 w o u ld no t b e t h e w o r d to d es cr i b e h ow I fe l t a s a s h a r p s h i v er w en t u p m y sp i n e .
                                            News from Northern Australia


                          I w a s l at er of f er e d t h e o pp or t un i t y t o f e ed a c r o c m y s e l f – n a tura l l y I c o u ld n ’ t l e t
                          t h e m t h in k th i s c i t y s l i c k er w a s a b ig “ g i r l s b l o u se ” s o I to o k o n t h e c h a l le n ge . I w a s
    Testimonial           a m a z ed at th e str e ng t h o f t he cr o c ja w s a s h e lu n ge d a t t h e m ea t . I d i d m y be s t t o
                          l o o k a s t ho u gh th i s w a s s e co n d n at ur e t o m e, bu t t h e tr em b l i ng s et i n a ft er I
   Dear Gemima,           r e a l i se d w ha t I ha d d o ne .
   sorry to be so
   slack in getting
                          Rocky didn’t help matter s by offer ing me a hold of one of the many snakes they
   back to you to         h a v e o n d i s p l a y - B ut I w o u l d h a v e t o dr aw t h e l i n e a t t ha t – t h is g ir l d o e s n ot “ d o ”
   thank you for          s n a k e s , n o m at t er t he s h a pe , s i z e , p o i s on ou s or n o t. . .
   organising our trip
   to the Northern          I guessed Rocky su mmed it up pretty well by saying…
   Territory - it went    “ L et m e g e t t h i s s tr a i gh t – yo u a r e ha p p y t o f ee d a s a l t w at er
   like clock work        crocodile, but will not go wi thin 10ft of a snake?”
   and was just
   fantastic. The         Y e s t ha t w o u l d b e cor r e c t …
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   you selected was
                          U n t i l m y n e x t a d ve n tur e
   terrific and thank     S h o na – t h e C r o c o d i le Wh i s p er er ! !
   you for making
   changes for me
   while we were on       Yidakking all the way to the Export Awards
   the road. You          A n c i e n t y i d a k i - or d i d ger i d o o s – a tra d i t io n a l w o o de n a b or i g i na l m u s i c a l i n s tr u men t
   made the holiday       - are highlighting the Northern Ter r it o r y ’ s e x p o r ting capabilities.
   effortless for us.

   Thanks again,
                          I n th e p a s t y e ar , t he Ar nh em l an d- b a se d B u ku L a rr n g ga y M u l ka C e n tr e ha s tr ip l e d
                          i t s o v er s ea s s a le s of th e h a un t i ng l y b ea u t if u l in s tr um e nt .
   Helen Kaye
   Australia              J e r em y C l oa k e o f t h e B u k u L ar r ng g a y M u lka C entr e , has b e en i n s tr um en t a l in
                          b o o s t in g y id a k i s a le s thr o ug h ou t t h e w o r ld .
                          “ It i s ab o ut t ar g et i n g a p ar t i c u la r k i n d o f i n s tr u m en t t o a pa r t i c u l ar a ud i e n ce ,” h e
                          said.

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travel from               " T h er e ar e c o mm un i t i e s o f e nt h u s i a st s an d t h ere ar e n um er ou s In t er ne t ch a t c ir c l e s
                          w h ere pe o p l e d i s c u s s t he w a y t h e y p l a y or th e t y p e o f y i d a k i t h ey ha v e .
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                          A r nh em l a n d. T he r e are ap pr o x im a te l y 1 6 d i ff er en t c la n s o f Y o l ngu p e o ple w i t h in th i s
                          r e g io n , b a se d a t o u t- st a t io n c om mu n i t ie s . T h e c r aft s pe o p le c r eat e th e y i d a k i i n t heir
                          c o m mu n i t ie s an d t h e n s e l l t h em to t h e c e n tr e , w her e th e y ar e o n s o ld t o vis i t i ng
                          t o ur i s t s , a nd na t i on a l a n d i n te r n a t io n a l g a l ler i e s .

                          "The difference between the yidaki we sell and some of the others that you will find
                          i n t ou r i st s ho p s i s t ha t t h e se ar e t he ge n u in e ar t i c l e , ” M r C l o ake s a i d .
                          m u s i c a l in s tr um e nt s r a th er t h an ma s s p r od u c ed a ir p o r t d i d js . "
                                                                News from Northern Australia


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  to camp, this 3 Day                        A u n i qu e d i n i ng e xp er i en c e l o ca t ed i n D ar w in C i t y . S et i n tr op i c a l s ur r ou n d s T w i l ig h t
  Safari explores the                        O n L i nd s a y i s a gre a t p l a c e fo r l u n ch or d i n ner . I r e c en t l y w e th er e f or lu n c h a nd ha d
  beautiful perennial
                                             s o m e gr e at t ap a s c o n s i s t i ng o f gr i l l e d e gg p l a nt , b a b y o c t o p u s, m ar i n at e d m u shr o om s ,
  waterfalls of Litchfield
  National Park and the                      g r i l l ed c ap s i c u m , d ip s , f r e s h b a ke d b r e a d s a n d m uc h m or e. I r ea l l y e n jo y e d t he
  cultural landscape of                      l i g h t ne s s of l un c h bu t if y o u are af t er s ome t h i ng m or e su b s ta n t ia l , yo u ca n g e t a
  Kakadu National Park                       m i n u te s te a k or ha m bur g e r a n d fr i e s . A l l m ea l s are a w e l l pr i c ed s o a g r e a t v e n ue a l l
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  township of Pine                           1 0 0 t o p p ot e nt i a l c l i en t s fr o m g o ver n me n t a nd bu s i n e s s i n t h e N o r t h er n T er r i t or y. T h e
  Creek, was once a                          t h e m in g w a s v er y d i f fe r e n t a nd th e " Sp o o k y T u n ne l o f T er r or" w a s a h i t w i th
  Territory Cattle station                   e v e r yo n e. Sq u ea l s , s cr ea m s a n d s h ou t s o f la u gh t er r ev er b era t ed t hr o u gh th e C ha n
  and is now a sanctuary                     B u i l d i n g. I f yo u ar e lo o k i n g f or a n e x c i t in g a n d d i f fer e nt de s t i na t i o n C ar r i e a n d h er
  for wild horses. The                       t e a m h a ve a l i s t o f gr e at i d ea s to s u it j u st ab o ut e ve r yo n e. C o nt a c t t he m t hr ou g h
  Gagudju Lodge                              h t t p: / /w w w . t h eBe st E v e nt s . c om . au
  Cooinda is ideally
  situated in the heart of
  Kakadu and just                            Things to Remember
  minutes from Yellow                        31 Dec                  -   D ar w i n , N e w Y ea r ’ s E v e o n t he Wh ar f
  Water wetlands. Both                       Dec                     -   D arw in , Chr ist ma s Cr a ft Fa ir
  Lodges provide                             2 3 - 2 7 Ja n          -   A l i ce S pr in g s , F l i c ker F e s t
  airconditioned twin and                    2 6 J an                -   Au s tr a l i a D ay C e l ebr a t io n s
  double rooms with                          Feb                     -   T our ism M o nt h
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  price for this tour
  includes all
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  dinners are at client’s
  own expense and are                        Until there is More News From Northern Australia – we wish you a very
  available in the fully                     Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year!!
  licensed a-la-carte
  restaurant of each
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                                                              FROM The Australia Wide Travel Online Team – Letchimi ,
                                                              Brett, Gemima and Natalie…


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