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Clean Living in the Tropics - August

Clean Living is being mindful of what you put in your body, mindful of keeping a healthy home and work environment, and mindful of your environmental footprint. 

By Lina Parselli

I’m excited about the huge variety of Dry season events in the Territory, especially the ones with a focus on clean living – already we’ve had A Taste of Kakadu, the Seabreeze Festival, Barunga Festival and, of course, Malak Marketplace continues.
It’s so easy to get outdoors at this time of year, so I’ve put together some of my favourite Dry season activities and hotspots to explore.

•    Swap your cyclone kit for a camping one – I love an adventure at Litchfield National Park

•    Feel an incredible boost of energy with a sunset walk, followed by instant calmness as the sun goes down – East Point Reserve and Casuarina Beach are favourites

•    Buy local organic produce – it’s now peak season

•    Escape the city buzz and plan a long weekend out of town to connect with nature – I love Kakadu

•    Mid-week dinner under the stars – try Needle in a Haystack Street Bistro at Nightcliff Jetty

•    Meditate at sunrise – I love the sense of space at Lee Point Beach and the view is simply priceless

•    Forget the car and ride your bike to work – turn it into a challenge with colleagues and get some movement happening before a long workday starts

•    Try your hand at paddle boarding – Lake Alexander is a personal fave

•    Pack a picnic to share with friends – even in town, the vibe at the Darwin Waterfront is always relaxing, and the shaded trees keep you cool

Lina Paselli is the joint owner of Clean Living in the Tropics, an online publisher dedicated to championing clean living individuals and businesses in the Top End. Lina is also the co-founder and General Manager of award-winning Malak Marketplace, Darwin’s premier organic, sustainable farmers’ market and eco-tourist destination. She also owns Paleo in the Tropics.


Header image by Sebastian Kappen

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