Why visit Darwin?

The tropical climate! Located in Australia's Northern Territory, this area is quite simply a tropical paradise. It is the only Australian city to offer temperatures that would belong more in the Carribean. Aviation fans will love it here, as the first flight from England to Australia landed in Darwin in 1919. Check out the tribute to the pioneering flight at The Victoria Hotel in The Mall.

When should I visit?

Depends what you want! The dry season is April to August, which provides lower temperatures but more tourists. But, if you don't mind a little rain and warmth, it can reach the mid 40s in Australia's summer months, you will find less tourists between December and February.

Must-sees?

Go island hopping with a trip to the isolated Tiwi Islands, induldge in the fasinating art work and learn about the myths. If you are brave enough get up close and personal with crocs at Crocosaurus Cove with their Cage of Death experience. And, if that is not enough, the unusual termite mounds located nearby are worth a look. Darwin's Mitchell Street, lined with bars is always bustling, but no more so than Sunday afternoons when there is live music.

Local traditions?

A visit to Kakadu National Park, located an hour away, is a must to view stunning Aboriginal artwork.

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                                         Darwin is Australia's hottest capital, and Smith Street in the business district has canopies to try to reduce the heat. 
                                         Darwin is Australia's hottest capital, and Smith Street in the business district has canopies to try to reduce the heat. 
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