Modern and vibrant capital city
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia. It is situated northeast of Port Darwin, a big inlet of the Timor Sea. Darwin has a current population of approximately 148,000, being the smallest and most northerly of all the Australian Capital cities, Darwin is a modern and vibrant capital city with a highly multicultural population which has a strong position in business and industry.
World-class nature wonders
Darwin is a beautiful tropical city with world-class nature wonders and a friendly laid-back lifestyle. The city attracts tourist from all around the globe all year round due to its tropical weather. You can enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes, experience one of the best fishing experiences in the world, watch the amazing wildlife unique from the area and enjoy delicious food and markets all in the same day.
If you are looking at enjoying the beach lifestyle, breathtaking natural landscapes and relaxed environment, Darwin would be your best option.
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Dry season and wet season
Darwin has a tropical climate with two well-distinguished seasons, dry season and wet season. The dry season goes from May to October with a range of temperatures between 21 – 31 degrees. The wet season has temperatures that range between 25 – 32 degrees and the humidity can go as high as 80%. This part of the year registers most of the region’s yearly rainfall with often Sunny mornings and heavy storms during afternoon/evening.
- Private room (Centre of the city): $150 – $250
- Private room (Outside of the city centre): $130 – $220
- Fresh bread: $2.10
- Eggs (12): $5.50 approx.
- Rice or Pasta (1kg): $2.00 – $4.00
- Chicken breast (1kg): $11.00 approx.
- Milk (1 litre): $1.30 approx.
- Standard meal: $15 – $25
- Fast food: $13
- Cup of Coffee: $5.00 approx.
- Movies: $23 approx.
- Haircut: $25+ approx.
- Petrol: $1.53 (per litre)
Although Darwin is a small city, there are plenty of buses to get around the city and surrounding suburbs. You can purchase a Tap & Ride Card (https://nt.gov.au/driving/public-transport-cycling/public-buses/fares/tap-and-ride-card) to make it simple or you can also purchase single trip tickets through any News Agency or even at the bust when you board.
You can also move around by bike as it is a very bike-friendly city. Distances are not a real problem as Darwin is a small city and you can get to majority of places is about 30 min.
Darwin has a broad range of accommodation options whether you are here for a long period of time or just for a short holiday. If you are going to live here for a while, we recommend that you visit the following websites:
If you decide you want to get accommodation before your arrival to Australia, we can help by finding you a homestay in an area that suits your needs. Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out more about Accommodation Options in Darwin.
Things to do
Markets: Get down to the beach and enjoy some real multicultural food in one of the open-air markets. To make the experience even better you can enjoy your meal sitting by the ocean watching one of Darwin’s amazing Sunsets.
Waterfront Precinct: In the heart of the city you can sit by the water while you enjoy a fresh beer, a high-quality coffee or a tasty meal.
Cruise Darwin Harbour: Amazing if you do it at Sunset while you enjoy a tasty dinner
Swim in Lake Alexander: You can have a refreshing swim in this Lake’s stinger-free filtered seawater.
Litchfield National Park: About two-hour drive from Darwin you can find this paradise. Swim in crystal-clear fresh waters and under waterfalls. Amazing spots like the Lost City would amaze you and will make you love this place.
Jumping Crocodiles: One and a half hours from Darwin you can experience one of the most famous Darwin’s attractions. You can jump on a secure boat and watch huge Salt-water Crocodiles jumping out of the water. Not for the faint hearted!!
Fishing Charters: If you are a fan of fishing, Darwin has some of the best fishing worldwide.
Facts about Darwin
- The city gets its name from 1839 after the famous British evolutionist Charles Darwin
- Darwin has been called the gateway with South East Asia. It is located around three hours flight from Indonesia, and it takes the same time to travel to Singapore than it takes to Sydney or Melbourne.
- Darwin original owners, the Larrakia people, are important members of the local community.
- Darwin was recognised as a city in 1959 during Australia day (26 January)
- Summer clothing is worn all year round.