Darwin

Vibrant Capital at the Heart of the Tropics

Located on a tropical tip on the north coast of the Northern Territory and bordered on three sides by the sea, Darwin is a young, multicultural and diverse title. With an exciting mix of cultures and influences, beautiful scenery and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, it is much more than merely an outback capital.

Drawing its cultural identity from 50,000 years of Aboriginal traditions, 150 years of European settlement and its close proximity to Asia, it is a fresh and vibrant place characterised by relaxed, tropical living, spellbinding sunsets, mango trees and flowering tropical shrubs.

Get into the Darwin vibe and head down to the Wharf Precinct for a great seafood dinner and sundowner, visit one of the many Asian-style markets which run throughout the year, or the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets through the winter months.

There is so much more to do and discover in the title and its surrounds: take a day trip to the spectacular Litchfield National Park, go fishing or cruising in Darwin Harbour or pack a picnic and head to the Botanic Gardens. Explore the history of the title and the part it played in World War II at one of the many preserved military sites and museums, or discover the remains of nearly a century of penal history at the fascinating Fannie Bay Gaol.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Get out of Darwin and Explore the Region: Litchfield National Park is a 90 minute drive takes you to cascading waterfalls, rock formations and giant termite mounds.
  2. Shop at the Mindil Markets: The largest markets in Darwin and a great place to buy your souvenirs.
  3. Take a Dinner Cruise: Enjoy the stunning Darwin sunset and a delicious dinner.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Darwin chapter in our online Northern Territory brochure. Click here.

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