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A cosmopolitan city in the great dusty outback
Situated on a magnificent harbour located on the north coast of Australia, Darwin is the closest capital city to Asia. A tropical monsoonal climate, outdoor lifestyle, lush vegetation, fascinating wildlife, fantastic fishing, diving adventures, the pristine Litchfield National Park, Tiwi Islands and an exciting mix of Indigenous and Asian influences make this city a truly memorable place to visit.
While Darwin is relatively small in size, it has everything you would be hoping to find from a cosmopolitan city. Great restaurants, plenty of cafés to get your daily caffeine fix, ample shopping, even a casino to play a few rounds of cards.
Let the autumn colours shine
The stifling humidity and intense but impressive thunderstorms makes Darwin an interesting place weather-wise. The dry season (May – October) where the days are sunny and temperature is consistent, is the ideal time to visit. You can swim at the beaches, drive on the roads without getting bogged and there are plenty of events and festivals during this period. Be prepared though, there will be a lot more tourists and you will be paying premium prices for accommodation and food.
It may be hot, but careful where you swim!
If you need to cool off, the safest place in Darwin is the Top End swimming pool. Even though you'll come across some beautiful and very appealing watering holes on your travels, they are not necessarily 100% safe from crocodiles. The ocean can be dangerous too, particularly from October - May, when there are deadly stingers (Irukandji Jellyfish) hanging out. Play it safe and stick with the pool!
Top 5 Things to Do in Darwin
1. Come face to face with some of the largest saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove
2. See one of the Northern Territory’s natural wonders at the Kakadu National Park
3. Chill out with locals in front of the big screen at Darwin’s Deck Chair Cinema
4. Watch the sunset before embarking on some shopping at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
5. Embark on an airboat ride through the marshy wetlands
Top 5 Cultural Attractions that make Darwin Unique
1. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
2. The Darwin Festival running for 18 nights in August
3. Aboriginal Art Awards between August – October
4. Bass In the Grass featuring Australian and International rock bands in May
5. The picturesque Darwin Cup Carnival in July
For a rugged Outback experience, tour east to the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park (including Jabiru and Cooinda) with its ancient landscapes and Aboriginal art and culture. Or visit the modern town of Katherine, 317kms south of Darwin, surrounded by beautiful rivers, gorges, springs and caves.
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