Is Darwin a good place for a holiday?
Darwin has a storied history and remains the best place to sample the laid-back Aussie lifestyle. Visitors to Darwin are pleasantly surprised by the friendly locals, picturesque scenery and cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of Australia's most exciting tourist destinations.
How much is it to go to Darwin?
You should plan to spend around AU$136 ($96) per day on your vacation in Darwin, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$46 ($32) on meals for one day and AU$15 ($10) on local transportation.
How many days do you need in Darwin?
3-4 days for Darwin itself is enough for most people. Unless you have a particular interest in a subject such as WWII history and want to delve deeper. Litchfield is an extra day and highly recommended.
Darwin is a generally safe city to visit. But travelers should use common sense to remain safe. Petty crime can be a problem, unusually late at night, so avoid walking alone in unlit areas and don't leave valuables in your car.
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"We're expecting to see that heat move southwards into central and southern NT, so we could even see some records across the south." Alice Springs is forecast to have its hottest July day, at 32C, on Friday. Cooler temperatures will bring relief to southern and central parts of the NT from Sunday.
From Darwin to the Kakadu National Park entry it's 152 kilometres, which will probably take you about one hour and 45 minutes.
The airport is only about 5 miles from the city center and you have a variety of ways to get there. The airport does not have a curfew and is often the liveliest place in Darwin between midnight and 2am.
Not visited by winter and with a relaxed, small-town feel, Darwin is the tropical capital of the Northern Territory that's perched on a harbour fives times the size of Sydney's. Darwin is famous for its multicultural food, outdoor markets, waterside attractions and a warm holiday vibe year-round.
Summary about cost of living in Darwin, Australia: A single person estimated monthly costs are 969$ (1,364A$) without rent. Darwin is 19.29% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Darwin is, on average, 66.76% lower than in New York.
Myth 6: The Northern Territory is too expensive
Earlier we mentioned that the NT is luxurious and modern – so does that mean it's expensive? Hardly. The NT has something for travellers on any budget.