Moving to NT in July.

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:01
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I'm hoping to move to NT this July to teach at Woolaning, 2 hours from Darwin, for 6 months. Don't know at this stage if it will be for longer.
Is anyone reading this involved in agriculture or horticulture in NT? I'd be interested to get some information.
Also I hope to have some time to 4wd while I'm up there. I'd like to do Kakadu and the Bungle Bungles as well as any short trips to the coast. I'd like to join in with a club or group if it fits in with time constraints.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:16

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:16
What a great opportunity Twinkles. I'm envious.

Have just had two friends who've recently graduated from Uni head to Wadeye (port Keats) to teach on a 2 year contract. A bit of an eye opener for a couple of country kids. The Bungle Bungles is a great trip but I hope you'll have the time to stop and explore Kununurra and the Gregory National Park. Well worth the visit.

A trip down through the Gregory NP to Humbert River and then south to Mount Sanford and Wave Hill (of 1970's land rights struggle) to the Buntine is a great drive. You can then head down the Cattle Way (can't quite remember the name) on the Buntine Hwy and Duncan Road to Halls creek, Back up to Purnululu and Kununurra. A great trip if you have the time (and don't forget that Mitchell Falls is only 2 days from Kununurra).

You'll have a ball. Allow youself 4 months to get home the long way ;-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:20
Hi Mick
My son James is working at Wadeye, at the new Gas terminal. James is a surveyor and is a real change to the Cooper Basin where he was working previously. He said he is on count down to get back to Moomba.
How are things going for this years trip planning??

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 22:42

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 22:42
G'day Stephen,

I'll belt you out an email over the next few days. Who has time to plan at the moment??? Not me. I think the Gawlers will be on hold till next year.

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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:03

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:03
Thanks Mick. Don't think I'll have enough time for all of that. I'll be very busy starting up a program at the school.
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Reply By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:47

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:47
There used to be a dairy farm up there, closed down 10-15 years ago
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:00

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Hardy ha ha
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Reply By: Bongo (Darwin NT) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:48

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:48
Welcome to the NT Twinkles (When you get here?),

I hope to see you at the Over The Top Conference at the beginning of semester 2. Enjoy Litchfeild! What a place to live!!! On ag. and horticulture ... the research station at Douglas/Daly should be an assistance.

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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:02

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:02
Hi Bongo. Yes I'll be at the conference. Make sure to catch up. where do you teach?
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Reply By: Member - Marco T (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 22:21

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 22:21
Hi Twinkles,

Lucky man.

I have been on to my wife for the last 3-4 years to move there. I just love the place.
The heat is the only problem. Speaking to a few locals it takes a few years to get used to.

Good luck..

Marco
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:06

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:06
I've been up there a few times in all seasons. Never long enough to get used to weather. We'll see how it goes. By the way I'm a female.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 23:47

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 23:47
You will enjoy Woolaning, it's right on the edge of Litchfield national park; so you will have heaps to explore. very easy to do day trips from there into litchfield NP. No doubt the work will be intensive, but you will have great opportunities to explore as well.

You will be very welcome at the TLCC (Toyota Land Cruiser Club); we don't just have members with cruisers; it's open to all comers). We have lots of trips to to suit a variety of interests.

Welcome to the NT and enjoy.
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:08

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:08
Thanks Fred. I'll be in touch.
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Reply By: wendys - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 14:44

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 14:44
Lots of interest in the area for your "spare time". Make sure you visit LaBelle Station, just south of where you will be. The Monsoon Cafe has good meals and coffee. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 23:28

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 23:28
I'll try and do that. ta
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Reply By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:52

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:52
Hi Twinkles,
I am a chalkie as well and thinking of going up there to teach in a few years time are you doing the term thing or what? I have read you can sign up for just aterm. Hav eyou found it difficult to do all the paperwork etc
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 23:50

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 23:50
Sent you a member message Barb.
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