As the capital city of the Northern Territory in Australia, Darwin, whilst being the least populated of the capital cities, is one of the most modern and multicultural ones. In Christmas 1974, seventy percent of the city was destroyed and, as a result, the city was almost entirely rebuilt making it easy to navigate, contemporary and full of plenty of places to be entertained or amused. Exploring Darwin is easy; tour buses are plentiful and, for the more active visitor, there are designated cycle lanes that go through the city and harbour.
In 2004, the Adelaide-Darwin Railway was also completed, providing 2,979km of railway across Australia, with access to the centre of Darwin . There is plenty of accommodation available in Darwin , and many different restaurants, bistros and cafés where you can eat out and sample local dishes such as barramundi, buffalo and crocodile at reasonable prices.
Darwin provides the perfect resting stop before adventuring through the Australian Outback, Uluru (Ayers Rock) or across the stunning landscapes of the Kimberley Ranges. The climate, unlike many southern parts of Australia , is a tropical with no winter or summer but a wet season from November until April and a dry one from May until October.
Despite the rebuilding of the city, Darwin remains able to mix old with new and the Chinese Temple and Old Ruins are well worth a visit, bringing history and the present together.
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territories. Darwin is the base for Kakadu and the surrounding outback. Although not close many visitors travel south from Darwin to Alice Springs and onward to Uluru in the centre of Australia. Dearwin is a laid back casual place with good entertainment, restaurants and a number of attractions.
The team at Eguide have created a full Eguide for Darwin which provides lots of very useful Darwin tourism information. Download the Darwin travel guide for Darwin tourist information.
Once you download the guide, you can just as easily plan your trip to Darwin with Expedia. Don’t feel as though Australia is out of reach just because of your budget or location. Checking out what is available in terms of flights, dates, and prices, will help put the trip in perspective financially. Honestly, everyone needs to get away once in a while, and Darwin is an excellent place to do so. There are a number of unforgettable attractions in the area like the Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge, and the Kakadu National Park.
Bombing of Darwin WWll Heritage Tours – During WWll Darwin was destroyed by Japanese bombers and many lives were lost. Take one of the 4 hour tours and see many reminders and relics of this time, learn from the guides who give a great and informative commentary as you pass spots of interest and see the city at the same time. The tour prices include entry into the Military Museum. Hotel pickup at 8.30 and drop off at 12.30. Paula Duggan
Crocodylus Park – 15 mind from the centre of Darwin you will find this amazing park. Here you can see crocs from hatchlings to fully grown monsters, jumping crocodiles, primates and big cats, native animals such as kangaroos and wombats. You can feed 5m crocs, have your photo taken holding a baby croc. There is so much to see and do with guided tours, gift shop, kiosk. Parties, schools and tour groups catered for. Paula Duggan