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Darwin Travel Guide

Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, and being close to Asia, has a reputation as a diverse and multicultural city. It has a large university, meaning there is a substantial student population, and the area attracts many travellers. These groups come together to make Darwin a lively but laid-back city.

Darwin has a tropical climate, rarely getting very cold but experiencing a rainy season between December and March.  

The city has some attractive, wide beaches. Mindil Beach hosts weekly markets during the dry season and a large firework display every July 1st to celebrate Territory Day.

Darwin has many parks and gardens, including the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, East Point Reserve and Charles Darwin National Park, which is great for hiking and mountain-biking. If good food is important to you, you will enjoy the tasty Asia-inspired cuisine, often combined with freshly caught seafood. You can also try fish and chips at Stokes Hill Wharf, where part of the film ‘Australia’ is set. 

Darwin is fairly isolated with only a few towns nearby. One of these is Katherine, which is worth a trip out of Darwin to see the impressive gorges in the Nitmiluk National Park.  Also outside Darwin is Litchfield National Park. Litchfield isn’t as big as some national parks and can be covered in a day, but camping is possible if you want to take your time.  

Darwin is definitely worth the trip up to this remote north point. Find out more about the many attractions by downloading the free travel guide.  

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