Welcome to Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory.

Also known as “The Top End,” Darwin perches on the Timor Sea, giving it striking views of the ocean. Due to its distance from other Australian cities, it is somewhat isolated, leading to a real sense of small-town community despite its status as a large city. Get a taste of this community during your Darwin tour by stopping at the Mindil Beach Markets; on Thursdays and Sundays, you can run into almost half the city as residents turn out to shop at the various vendors and devour local multicultural cuisine.

Your Darwin sightseeing will likely take you to the Darwin Museum and Art Gallery, which is full of Australian culture and artwork. After that, get outdoors at Crocadylys Park, which is filled with Darwin’s legendary salt and freshwater crocodiles. The Darwin region is home to over 20 national parks, so you can get a taste of the Australian outback without venturing too far from civilization. Locals will also suggest you stop by Litchfield National Park—with its swimming holes and magnificent forested gorges, this area a favorite destination for many Darwinians. If you’re visiting during the hot season, join the party at Buley Rockholes, several pools of water surrounding the beautiful Florence Falls.

All this exploration is bound to make you hungry, so head back to Darwin for dinner and a comfortable place to sleep. Grab a drink at a pub, swap stories with fellow travelers, and head home for a good night’s sleep before your next day of adventure.

What was your favorite part of Darwin?

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35 comments

  1. I spent a month in Darwin  – very interesting, I remember walking down Mitchell St and stepping over aboriginals laying on the sidewalk. One day one of them said to me "Excuse me buddy, if you get a chance, can you go fuck yourself". I just smiled and kept walking.

  2. i live in townsville mid temperature and than theres darwin FUCKING over 30c and i know that townsville gets over 30c but not in autumn, spring,winter only in summer can't wait sarcastic

  3. Australia looks rly interesting for me and since I was a kid I've always wanted to visit it especially the Northern Territory, but there's only one problem I have a big fear of spiders -_-

  4. Hey expedia, me n my friends r going on holiday here!!!!!!!!!! we r so excited!!!!! :))) the video showed us some fun stuff to do!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I watched your video and I noticed that there were no black people when I went there they were black people everywhere getting in fights and shit

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