Many people enjoy Darwin, but I failed to see the appeal entirely. Hot, humid, swarming with disease-bearing mosquitoes. While Northern Queensland also has all of the above, at least Cairns and Port Douglas have a few things between them to recommend the towns. Darwin is architecturally unattractive, and entertainment largely consists of the kind of bars that offer 2-for-1 drinks specials, topless barmaids, and where a sign at the door warns against wearing work boots and/or bikey gang insignia. We spent the evening at Mindil Markets, the next morning making preparations, and less than 24 hours after touching down from Cairns, we were on our Way to Kakadu National Park.