Darwin is the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory. It is a multicultural city that has a very tropical climate. Although more known as the gateway to the territory and the world famous Uluru (Ayres Rock), the city of Darwin is a popular destination in its own right and offers surprising sophistication given its remoteness. Darwin is recognised as a linchpin which links Australia’s trade, communications, transport and logistics networks to those of south East Asia and beyond. It has a modern international airport terminal, connections to the national road and rail network and world-class seaport facilities. On a lighter note Darwin has also welcome know for the “Darwin Awards” which salute the improvement of mankind by honouring those who remove themselves from it . in other words, people who do terribly idiotic things.
To appreciate the best of Darwin and the surrounding areas, travellers are well advise to book a rental car for their transport needs. Travel in the Northern Territory is time consuming and involves long distances. As you leave Darwin you enter into areas that are at the heart of Aboriginal Culture. Arnhem Land is nearly 100,000 sq km’s of Aboriginal owned land and in many cases, visitors require permits to travel in certain areas. 3 Hours to the east of Darwin lies Kakadu National Park. World Heritage Listed, not so much for its beauty but more for its diverse flora and fauna and the intricate ecosystem that makes up this wetland. Litchfield National Park lies about 130km south west of Darwin, about 1 and a half hours drive. As much of the Park is tabletop land it produces spectacular waterfalls during the monsoon season.
Darwin Accommodation & Dining
Accommodation in Darwin includes hostel and backpacker lodges and resorts and five star hotels. You are sure to find something to impress the family or budget.