The city of Darwin presides loftily over the top end of Australia. Set on a rocky peninsula that stretches into a beautiful natural harbour, the city is surrounded by water on three sides which provide a cool breeze to counter the hot weather.
Darwin has survived destruction three times: a cyclone hit the city in 1893; the Japanese then bombed it in 1942 during World War II, and more recently, in 1974, Cyclone Tracy levelled the city on Christmas Eve. Today, it's a buzzing city with heaps of things to see and do.
The city is compact, and the areas of most interests to tourists are easy to explore on foot. The tropical climate encourages outdoor living, so you can enjoy strolling through the leafy streets, browsing art galleries and enjoying refreshments at sidewalk cafes. You'll find shaded parks behind busy shopping streets with exotic flowering trees like frangipani, banyan and tamarind.
Darwin is a youthful, tropical city, small enough to feel friendly and relaxed, and a great travel hub for exploring the incredible natural wonders on the city's doorstep.
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When to Visit
- Currency Australian Dollar ($)
- Flying time from UK The average flight time from the UK to Darwin is 20 hours 45 minutes.
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas UK nationals must have a passport valid for intended period of stay. A pre-arranged Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for stays of up to three months.