|Darwin city centre|
|Darwin International Airport (DRW): 4 km from city centre|
Find yourself whinging about work lately? Better start thinking about where to go on your next holiday instead! Oz’s Northern Territory is a top choice. From Sydney, catch flights to Darwin International Airport (DRW) onboard Qantas Airways, V Australia or JetStart Airways.
Australia’s Top End enjoys a tropical climate with hot weather year-round. The best time to visit is between May and October. Many visit the Northern Territory just to see the summer storms the region is famous for. The landscapes, rivers and waterfalls are also more alive at this time of the year. Book your flights to Darwin at least 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
Direct flights to Darwin take 4.5 hours from Sydney.
Darwin is Oz’s only tropical capital, overlooking the Timor Sea and you’ll hardly believe you’re in our very own Lucky Country. This places feels a lot more like Bali! Trek your way around Kakadu National Park, take a boat trip to the Tiwi Islands and crack a tinnie from your esky on the beach. Life is good!
Kakadu National Park: Incredible nature is just the beginning of this park’s offerings. It’s also the place to discover Aboriginal cultures and see some really cool ancient rock art. Let’s not forget the wildlife and waterfalls too!
Tiwi Islands: The Tiwi Islands include Bathurst Island and Melville Island which are about 80 kilometres off the coast of Darwin and are home to the Tiwi Aboriginal people. They are famous for their vibrant art and their Aussie Rules footy skills.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market: As the sun sets over the horizon, there’s no place to be in Darwin than Mindil Beach. BYOG and tuck into some of the delicious food on offer, like a flaming satay! Yum! Browse the arts and crafts stalls too, for funky souvenirs.Find more information on www.tourismtopend.com.au.
Darwin has plenty of options if you’re looking for cheap hotels and hostels in Darwin. Air conditioning is necessary in the hot months with high humidity. Villas, resorts and B&Bs are plentiful but rooms need to be booked far in advance during peak season.