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Darwin & Surrounds, NT

Darwin (see video below – 5:05), the Northern Territory’s vibrant capital city, enjoys a relaxed tropical lifestyle. This multicultural destination is closer to Jakarta than it is to Canberra, and is strongly influenced by its Asian neighbours.

The people of Darwin enjoy a laidback lifestyle, enhanced by the warm tropical climate. The city is green and lush with palms and the perfume of frangipanis.

Darwin is a great base from which to explore the surrounding region and the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, which is located 250 kilometres from Darwin.

Darwin Australia

Try a delicious jackfruit curry, sip a fresh mango smoothie, or sample some crocodile jerky at one of Darwin’s bustling weekend markets. Regular markets are located throughout the city, but the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are perhaps the best known. There are performances of local music, stalls selling local handicrafts, and an irresistible mix of international flavours set against the backdrop of a spectacular Northern Territory sunset.

Darwin skyline

Local restaurants also offer delicious cuisine – sit back and enjoy local favourites, like succulent mud crabs or barramundi. Fishing for ‘barra’ is a fantastic way to get acquainted with Darwin Harbour. Alternatively, board a sunset cruise and drift by the scenic foreshore.

There are many attractions within easy reach. Browse the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, where you can explore the effects of Cyclone Tracy or view Sweetheart the crocodile, hand-feed barramundi at Aquascene in Doctors Gully, see hundreds of crocodiles at Crocodylus Park, or stroll along the historic city walk to see many of Darwin’s historically significant sites.

Catch The Ghan, Australia’s great southern railway from Adelaide to Darwin and experience the great outback.

Darwin wave pool

Ride the waves at Darwin’s coolest Waterfront attraction, the Wave Lagoon, covering an area of 4,000 square metres, including a shallow water play area for younger children.

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skydiving
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Game
  • Outback
  • Quad Bike Riding
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach

About Darwin & Surrounds

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Darwin & Surrounds Postcode: 800
  • State: Northern Territory
  • Region: Darwin & Surrounds
  • Latitude: -12.46133
  • Longitude: 130.8419
  • Elevation: 32m
  • Population: 6464
  • Median Income: $62036
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.173
  • Timezone: Australia/Darwin

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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