Australia's capital of outdoor adventure and WWII-era history
Darwin is nirvana for adventurers. Here you'll find a history-drenched harbor landscape, the tropical lifestyle you’d expect of an outdoorsy culture and some of the most awe-inspiring natural treasures you're likely to find.
You can do it all, any way you want to. You can join a fishing charter to experience the Mary River Wetlands, or take a cruise. You can marvel at majestic waterfalls and waterholes, or go on a four-wheel drive with the world’s most beautiful flora as backdrop. Or walk through the incredible Litchfield National Park. Dine like royalty at Hanuman, Pee Wee’s at the Point, Char Restaurant or il lido waterfront kitchen, to name a few.
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When to go
There are only two things you need to know about Darwin weather: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season is from November to April, and is characterised by humidity levels in excess of 80%, followed by monsoonal rains and storms. Temperatures range from 25°C to 33°C.
The dry season is from May to October, and is characterised by warm, dry, sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures range from 21°C to 32°C, and humidity levels are between 60% and 65%.
The dry season is the best time to come to Darwin and try out the activities we’ve recommended below – it offers more opportunity to explore the more remote areas that are often off limits during the wet season.
Flying with Jetstar
Jetstar flies direct to Darwin from several Australian cities such as Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns, as well as from Singapore and Bali.
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The Darwin Airport Shuttle is a 24-hour scheduled service for all domestic and international flights to Darwin International, and the service departs from the front of the terminal. Bookings are essential for hotel pick-up.
Darwin International airport is located in the suburb of Marrara, 13km from the Darwin city centre. A taxi into town costs A$30 (plus a A$3 taxi rank exit toll).
Parking: A$3-$20 (30 minutes to 24 hours)