Every year on the 1st July the Northern Territory celebrates Territory Day which marks the day with the Northern Territory became independent and began self governance.
Last year we celebrated Territory Day aboard Sea Darwin‘s Fish and Chip Cruise with my family who were visiting me in Darwin and it was fantastic. We all had a great evening with delicious fish and chips watching the sunset before the fireworks on Mindil Beach.
Whilst talking about Territory Day with our American friends we mentioned the cruise and how good it was and they were really keen on doing it for Territory Day 2015. There was a concert with Jessica Mauboy on Mindil Beach before the fireworks but having visited the markets at Mindil Beach on a regular day we knew we didn’t fancy fighting the crowds on Territory Day so the cruise was the perfect solution. My friend and her family also joined us so it turned into a party of 7 with me, the Aussie and our friends and a few out of towners.
After collecting our Fish and Chips by boat from La Beach our boat positioned it self so that we had the sunset on one side and the full moon rising on the other. It was a pretty spectacular view.
After dinner we positioned ourselves in Fannie Bay waiting for the fireworks show which being in Darwin was on Darwin time (maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after) but it was worth the wait as the fireworks show was really cool.
The guys running the trip were really great company, with lots of interesting information about the Northern Territory and harbour area. They also stayed out with us until the end of the firework show which was really good of them as we were over an hour late getting back because the fireworks were delayed.
Altogether it was a great fun night out and I would highly recommend a trip with Sea Darwin if you are ever in Darwin (please note that this post is not sponsored by them). We all said that we would do it again, especially if available on Territory Day.