Darwin is a thriving and prosperous city with lively bars and a wide-ranging cosmopolitan cuisine. This is the gateway to top end outback adventures such as the world heritage Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. Darwin is the most multicultural (75 nationalities) city in Australia with a large indigenous population (25 percent) and a diverse range of immigrants from Asia.

Facts

Population

129,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most shops are open 7 days a week. Generally on weekdays they will be open from 9am to 5pm and on weekends 10am to 3pm.

Newspapers

The Northern Territory News The Territory Times

Tourist information

Darwin City Centre 6 Bennett Street Corner Bennett and Smith Streets +61 8 8980 6000 or 1300 138 886 info@tourismtopend.com.au Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am- 5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm Public Holidays 10am-3pm

Travel to Darwin

Book your flights to Darwin with Etihad Airways and leave the stress of your everyday routine behind. Featuring an exotic mix of Asian and Australian culture, this frontier town radiates a unique energy not found anywhere else in the world. A decidedly modern downtown cityscape and recently redeveloped waterfront district combines with a relaxed atmosphere to create this luxurious holiday destination.

Top 5 Things To Do in Darwin

  • Kick off your shoes and take a long walk down Darwin’s wide selection of beaches
  • Close your eyes and open your ears to a world of intangible beauty at a performance by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra
  • Cool off and take a dip at Berry Springs, a popular picturesque natural freshwater spring
  • Head over to the Leanyer Recreation Park, a free and exciting water park featuring massive waterslides and swimming areas for all the family to enjoy
  • As night falls take a load off and treat yourself to a movie under the stars at Darwin’s Deckchair Cinema

Plan Your Darwin Holiday

Darwin has warm, dry winters and hot, tropical, rainy summers. For this reason, many of the festivals in Darwin, including Territory Day, the Darwin Festival, the Seabreeze Festival, and the Speargrass Festival are celebrated during the winter months when the weather is more temperate. Travellers looking to book tickets to Darwin between May and September should do so in advance to ensure availability during peak tourist season.

Travellers hoping to find cheap hotels in Darwin should be open to visiting during the warmer summer months. However, Darwin offers many attractions to help you cool off, including soothing fresh water pools, water parks, and wave lagoons. Whenever you decide to visit, don’t forget to check the Deals section of our website for the best flight deals to Darwin.

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