Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and it is often referred to as our national “gateway” to Asia. It is dynamic, different, diverse and constantly changing. In Darwin you can take things as fast or as slow as you like. Having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to the air raids during the War and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, Darwin has developed into a thriving, vibrant place, renowned for its colourful characters and large variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and licenced sporting clubs. It is also the entry point to some of the world’s greatest natural and cultural attractions, that are located within a two to three hour drive from the capital.Darwin is now one of Australia’s most modern capital cities. From bushwalks and suburban markets to being submerged with saltwater crocodiles, it really is your choice of things to do in this tropical city.

The Wet season, spanning from November until April, is characterized by high levels of humidity followed by monsoonal rains and storms. The ‘Dry” season, from May until October, is characterized by warm, dry, sunny days and cool nights.

The historic Stokes Hill Wharf offers a relaxed friendly atmosphere with seaside alfresco eateries, casual restaurant dining and is a hub for various cruises and tours on beautiful Darwin Harbour.

A relaxed, tropical, place only two kms from Darwin’s cosmopolitan CBD, ensures Cullen Bay’s reputation as the most desired Top End destination for holiday-makers, sea farers and locals alike. The main feature of this popular location is the magnificent Cullen Bay Marina, being home to some of the best restaurants and cafes in Darwin.

There are three major shopping centres, in the City, at Casuarina and at Palmerston with many other shopping centres located throughout the suburbs. They range from both large shops to small boutiques. Casuarina Square contains fantastic shops, cinema and arcade activities for kids.

Darwin literally is a HOT destination. While Aussies in southern parts of Australia are all rugged up on the couch under a blanket in their winter woolies, those in Darwin are basking in the warmth of the sun. It’s the perfect winter getaway for families! It is perfect for the next school holidays – make sure you go – it is a family haven!

Other Areas in The Northern Territory to Visit