Situated on the edge of a harbour bigger than Sydney's, Darwin is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city – a melting pot of people and cultures that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle.
January - February
The ‘Wet’ season runs from October to March is spectacular with lightning storms, cooling tropical rains, and a vibrant natural landscape that really comes alive!
Min average temperature - 24C (75F)
Max average temperature - 31C (88F)
Accommodation in Darwin ranges from hostel and backpacker lodges, to inner city resorts and five star hotels. With international standard restaurants, shopping malls, marinas, a vibrant waterfront and beach-side casino; there is something for all tastes and budgets.
The Darwin CBD is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Darwin International airport. Rugby Park is 3 minutes from the airport.
The vibrant capital city of Darwin is closer to Asia than any other capital city in Australia and is only a three to four hour plane ride from most Australian capital cities. Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Airnorth all fly regularly to Darwin. Flight prices are particularly competitive in January as it is considered an off peak travel period.
Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Connections are available on the Indian Pacific and The Overland for guests travelling to or from Sydney and Melbourne. Click here to visit their website.
A regular and reliable bus service runs between the Harry Chan Avenue interchange just minutes from the top of the city Mall, and the other major interchanges at Casuarina Square and Palmerston. All suburbs within the Darwin municipality are covered by services including Mararra sports precinct. All trips are a flat $2.
There is an airport shuttle bus which will drop you off or pick you up from nearly anywhere in the city. However, you must book one day in advance when travelling to the airport.
Telephone: (08) 8981 5066
Telephone: 131 008
Darwin Private Hire Car
Telephone: (08) 8981 2222
For more information on where to stay or what to do in and around Darwin, the following links have all the information to help you plan your trip and make your stay in Darwin a memorable one.