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What to do in Darwin
Darwin is a small cosmopolitan city in Australia’s Northern Territory with a tropical twist. The town’s relaxed lifestyle, rich culture, and lovely landscapes will charm any traveller from our home country and abroad too. And with more and more gorgeous sights being offered to tourists, Darwin definitely has something for you.
A big part of the city’s beauty comes from its natural wonders, so stretch your legs and head to Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Enjoy a dip in the popular Lake Alexander. Bring your binoculars to Berry Springs Nature Park for some bird watching and a basket for a picnic too. Don’t forget to explore the stunning George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Channel your inner Steve Irwin next and pay a visit to the animals at Aquascene, Crocodylus Park, Territory Wildlife Park, and the Batchelor Butterfly Farm.
Of course, you can’t go to a destination and not experience the local culture. Discover Darwin’s history and spend an arvo or two at Burnett House, Darwin Wharf Precinct, East Point Military Museum, the Aviation Heritage Centre, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Do you want a more lively experience of Darwin’s culture? Check out Browns Mart where you can catch local performances. Sit back and enjoy the movie under the stars in Darwin Harbour’s Deckchair Cinema. Schedule your trip in August for the awesome Darwin Festival, in May for the ultimate music festival of BASSINTHEGRASS, or July for the quirky Beer Can Regatta boat race.
Dare yourself to taste food from over 25 countries at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Shop for local produce and other knickknacks at Rapid Creek. And cap off the evening with food and entertainment at Nightcliff Markets.
So if you’re planning to have your own true blue Australian adventure, Darwin is a great place to start. Plan your trip now and get tips and ideas from this Darwin travel guide.
When to visit Darwin
The best time to visit Darwin is during the dry season from May until October when you’ll enjoy warm, dry sunny days and cooler nights. But if you want to see the lush side of Darwin, many consider January and February as the most beautiful time of the year.
Australians don’t need a passport to visit Darwin or any other part of Oz. Just bring your national ID card for important transactions.
Travelling to and around Darwin
After landing in Darwin International Airport, you can reach the city by taxi, shuttle bus, public bus, or rental car. Then start exploring Darwin by bus, taxi, and hired cars.
You deserve a break, so take a trip to Darwin. Just pack your bags and go book your Darwin flights with Skiddoo today!
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