The Northern Territory has two distinctive climate zones – the tropical Top End and the semi-arid Central Australia.
The Top End has two distinctive climate seasons – wet (November until April) and dry (May until October). The wet season is characterised by increased humidity followed by heavy rain and tropical storms. Perhaps not the best time of year to ride a motorcycle.
During the dry season, however, the sun is almost always shining, the days are warm, and the nights are cool. Perfect weather to get on a motorbike and explore Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park
Taking the Stuart Highway out of Darwin, turn left at Pine Creek onto the Kakadu Highway. There are some nice corners going through Kakadu, and the park itself is full of natural beauty worth stopping to explore.
Litchfield Park Road, Litchfield Park, and Batchelor
Litchfield Park Road takes is a well surfaced road with a variety of turns and bends that takes you through Litchfield Park and the old mining town of Batchelor. You’ll also pass the old Rum Jungle mining site (since filled in) at the Litchfield Park Road and Rum Jungle Road junction.
From Noonamah to Mandorah, Cox Peninsula Road offers one of the few interesting all-weather runs, with some corners, near Darwin. You can get fuel, cold drinks, and supplies at the Wagait Beach supermarket.