Darwin, Capital of the Northern Territory with a population of approx 125,000 people is one of Australia’s most modern and multicultural cities. Darwin is situated on the edge of the Timor Sea and is one of Australia's most isolated capital cities.
Darwin’s close proximity to Asia made it the perfect port for trade between the two continents. It was also its downfall in World War II when the Japanese levelled most of the city in successive bombing raids, dropping more bombs on the city than were dropped on Pearl Harbour.
Today, the city has risen to be a place where Ultra Modern meets the Outback, where natural wild beauty abounds in the surrounding regions such as Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and just offshore you find Groote Eylandt and the Tiwi Islands.
The tropical climate attracts visitors during the dry season, April to October, normally considered winter in other parts of Australia, and as with all tropical paradises, the low lying coastal area is home to stunning Recreational Reserves, numerous Pristine Beaches and Superb Fishing.
The main problem with a tropical climate comes in the Australian summer when Typhoons and Monsoon rains can decimate the area as it did in 1974 when Cyclone Tracy razed Darwin.
The CBD is the city’s entertainment area where you will find Restaurants, Theatres, Clubs where you can dine and dance the night away or sit and be entertained by one of the many Concerts and Festivals held each year in the city.
With Museums, Art Galleries, Pearl Farms, Wild Life centres, Fishing and Boating Tours, the Crocodylus Park, along with Gardens, like the George Brown Botanical Gardens or the Jingili Water Gardens, there is always ample to do and keep you amused in this Tropical Paradise.
We hope you have a great holiday in Darwin Australia. For more information please see the Darwin holiday information centre website Darwin Visitor Information Centre