Darwin is Australia’s northernmost city, 5 hours from Sydney, and just an hour and a half from Bali. This is the only tropical corner of a vast country, 95% of the territory of which is arid desert. There are real jungles, parrots, crocodiles, tropical rainforests and a paradise of flora and fauna. There is also an extremely hot climate all year round, and there are only two seasons: the rainy season and drought. There are very few foreign tourists, because everyone first of all goes to Sydney and Melbourne to take pictures on the background of the Sydney opera. However, Darwin is a unique Australian city from which you can very well begin your acquaintance with the continent.
How to get to Darwin?
Darwin has its own airport, located 13 km from the city. It has international status and daily takes flights from cities in Asia, Europe and America. In the event that there are no direct flights from your city, you can take advantage of connecting flights to Melbourne or Sydney.
To get from the airport to the city, you can use a taxi or bus shuttle. Travel time will take no more than 20 minutes.
Things to do in Darwin
There are no historical sites in the city of Darwin. The only thing you can do in the city is to walk in the local parks, swim in the bay and sunbathe. However, due to the almost unbearable heat and humidity, staying outside for a long time is quite difficult. After 15-20 minutes, you will want to either swim or go into the room with air conditioning.
But in the vicinity of the city you can find amazing natural attractions including the unique Natural National Parks Kakadu, Lichfield and Katerina Gorge. Also be sure to visit the Fogg Dam Natural Park, home to many different species of birds, kangaroos and wild boars. In the mountains of Ubirr and Nourlangie preserved drawings of prehistoric people. Jim-Jim Falls and Twin Falls are perfect for safari, there are crocodiles, lizards, turtles and snakes. Not far from Katerina Gorge is located Nitmiluk National Park.
In general, Darwin is an ideal place to get acquainted with the unique nature of the continent, its fauna and flora. It will surely appeal to those who love outdoor activities, hiking, safaris and adventures.
Hotels in Darwin
Darwin offers accommodation options for every budget. In general, hotel prices fall in the rainy months, and they are much higher during the drought season. Also keep in mind that earlier reservations are very relevant in Darwin. So there is at least some chance to save a little on accommodation, since prices in local hotels are significantly higher than European and even more so Asian. Here are some hotels we can recommend for you;
- Quality Hotel Darwin Airport;
- Hilton Darwin;
- Ramada Suites Zen Quarter and othes.