Experience The Northern Territory

Welcome to Darwin. Renowned for their tropical weather, rich indigenous culture, national parks and laid back lifestyles. Darwin, Australia’s multi-cultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and stunning harbour is the ideal base from which to explore the natural treasures –

Kakadu , Nitmiluk and Litchfield national parks, and the unique aboriginal art and culture of the Tiwi Islands. The Original custodians of the region consists of aboriginal people who have a unique relationship with the land.

Kakadu National Park – largest in Australia situated 250 kilometres from Darwin on the Arnhem highway has the highest concentrated areas of aboriginal rock art sites. Head south from Darwin, the Katherine Region has a vast network of Rivers, escarpments and gorges that flow through cattle stations, national parks and reserves.

Nitmuluk National Park – where the mighty Katherine river slices through towering sandstone cliffs to form the world famous Katherine gorge.

So much happens in Darwin in what we call the ” dry Season ” – called the dry season because the humidity drops and the weather is summertime perfect while Australia’s southern counterparts shiver in the winter cold. Some major events in the “dry season” are the V8 supercars, Darwin cup carnival, Beer Can Regatta, Darwin Festival. Darwin also has countless amounts of history dating back to world war 2.

“Dry Season” in Darwin is traditionally the most popular time for visitors to explore the many attractions of the top end region – being the cooler daytime temperatures, with lower humidity levels making perfect conditions for outdoor activities and exploring the many attractions

During the months from November to April, expect monsoonal rains during late afternoon or overnight. Darwin’s annual rainfall occurs during this period and flooding can occur which can restrict access to parts of the region Monsoonal rains bring the prospects too of spectacular storms and the potential threat of cyclones.

Accommodation rates during the “Dry Season” are quite high 300.00 + higher for a night for a hotel and 30.00 + higher at a backpackers hostel.

Attractions; Darwin had a unique role as Australia’s frontline of defence during world war 2, also a place to enjoy a relaxing tropical escape.

Crocodylus Park – a unique world class attraction bringing you closer to the world of ‘crocs’ along with other amazing wildlife as primates, turtles, and lions. Feel crocodiles, and hold a baby crocodile along with other reptiles.

Darwin Waterfront – experiencing the best of Darwin’s tropical lifestyle while enjoying resort style luxuries, safe swimming, a wave pool, ocean views and delicious food.

Deckchair cinema – operating 7 nights a week from mid april to mid November showing a diverse range of Australian popular, foreign and family friendly films.

Mindil beach market – Spoiling the visitors in a way no other even can compare. Not only will you be amazed by the fine selection of creative art and services but you will be intoxicated by the flavours and aromas that fill the warm evening air as you relax and watch the sky transform of color as the sunsets over the horizon.

The cenotaph – located to Herbert street at the end of the esplanade. Darwin’s official memorial to those members of the armed services of their country in the time of the war. it’s presents what was once the Darwin oval and the location for the 14th anti-aircraft raiding Darwin in world war 2.

WWII Oil storage tunnels – constructed in 1943 to protect Darwin’s oil supplies. photographic displays pay tribute to the men and women who served in Darwin during the world war two conflict.

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