Wild weekend in Darwin

Australian city Darwin is just a 41/2-hour flight from Singapore and offers nature and wildlife activities you can do over a weekend

The roar of the oversized fan on the back of the air boat subsides and Aboriginal guide Kurt Williamson steers the flat-bottomed boat beside a resting saltwater crocodile endearingly named Bone-breaker.

To my horror, Mr Williamson leaps out of the boat and strides through the knee-deep water before pouncing. He has caught a baby crocodile, around 30cm long.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'Wild weekend in Darwin'. Print Edition | Subscribe