The tropical capital city of the Northern Territory offers adventure, fun, and a wealth of history. With everything from sunset markets and crocodile encounters to a buzzing culinary scene and vibrant culture, Darwin is laidback, exciting, and truly one of a kind.
If you’re looking for balmy nights, bustling food scenes and unique outdoor adventures, then add Darwin to your bucket list. Operating on ‘territory time’, Darwin might be a capital city in size but holds the qualities of a charming country town. While it feels far removed from the rest of the country, we’re certain that’s the way the locals like it. Let Darwin get under your skin, you never know what your adventure may hold.
See the sights
Darwin sprawls across the western shoreline, offering spectacular ocean views and stunning sunsets. The waterfront offers a tropical lifestyle with lush parklands, a man-made saltwater lagoon and a wide range of dining options suitable for all cravings. Go further and explore the cultural hub of Parap, with its infamous food markets each Saturday morning and many art galleries to meander through. Mindil Beach is more than just the casino, its sunset markets are a must-do and truly epitomise the word ‘multicultural’.
There’s also a multitude of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and galleries that will keep you busy for hours, so plan on missing a few hours of sleep!
Beyond Darwin is a plethora of adventures just waiting to happen. Don’t miss a sunset cruise on the sparking harbour waters or a deep-sea fishing charter. Explore the region from above on a scenic flight or head south to the stunning Litchfield National Park.
TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS
Darwin is a foodie paradise with a diverse offering of dining options, like a fiery laksa from the markets to kick-start your day in Darwin. Follow the global dining adventure without leaving the city and eat your way through cuisines such as Thai, Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Greek, Mexican or more. Don’t miss the abundance of fresh seafood, best consumed overlooking the brilliant blue water of the Arafura Sea.
Relax on holiday
Whether it’s a luxury hotel overlooking the coastline, a fully self-contained apartment, caravan parks, or backpacker-style accommodation, there’s a bed for every budget in Darwin.
Best time of year to visit
The dry season (May-September) guarantees breezy, balmy days ideal for exploring at your leisure while the wet season (Oct-April) offers cost-saving opportunities, with many tours and accommodation offering ‘out of season’ discounts.
During the dry season, Darwin experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 17 – 31°C. Humidity levels are low, and the nights are cool.
In the wet season, Darwin experiences short but heavy downpours of rain, usually in the afternoons or late evenings with average temperatures ranging between 25-34°C.
Recommended length of stay
4-5 days to experience Darwin’s unique and laidback lifestyle is recommended however we suggest staying longer if you’re looking to explore attractions surrounding the city.
All levels, and budgets from caravan parks through to luxury resorts and spas.
Darwin has its own international airport with daily domestic and international flights. Sealed roads and inland highways are suitable for cars, 4WDs and caravans.