Darwin Australia Tourist Information

Darwin Travel Guide

Located in the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin is considered the country's tropical capital. Combine unspoilt beaches and waterfalls with warm climate throughout the year, and it becomes easy to see why this city is so popular with tourists, many of whom choose a tour of Darwin in order to fit in all of its major tourist attractions.

The first inhabitants of Darwin were the Larrakia Aboriginals. In 1869, it became Australian northern harbour port. It was not after the discovery of gold that the population quickly grew.

During World War II, Darwin was instrumental in assisting troops fighting against the Japanese. The military sites, ammunition bunkers, and oil tunnels stationed throughout the city are still visited by tourists world wide. A tour of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is an excellent way to explore and learn about Darwin's history. View Aboriginal art work and relics of some tools still used today. A major piece of history showcased here is the devastating event of Cyclone Tracy in 1974. A display shows how the people came together as a community to help rebuild their city.

Darwin Tourist Attractions

The cultural diversity of Darwin creates a wonderful melting pot of music, art and cuisine. With over 50 ethnic groups represented in such small area, there are a multitude of shopping and dining opportunities to fit any style or taste.

What really makes Darwin the tourist hot spot are the beaches. The Casuarina Beach and the Mindil Beach are the most popular. Unpolluted and full of activity, these beaches offer the most relaxing atmosphere. The Mindil Beach markets bustle with shoppers looking for unique gifts to take back home.

Transport Around Darwin

Darwin International Airport has daily flights to Singapore, Malaysia and parts of India. If you are traveling from other international destinations, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane offers better entry points. From there, take a domestic flight to Darwin. Taxis and shuttle buses are readily available. All major car rental agencies are accessible at the airport.

Before traveling to a foreign country, it is highly advisable to get travel insurance. In the event of an accident or illness, medical expenses can be costly. Travel insurance can provide you and your family assurance that your trip will be the most memorable.