Darwin Travel Guides

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Crocodile Encounters and Water Parks - Family-Friendly Darwin

Whether on land or in the water, you'll find an array of activities for the whole family in Darwin. The city and surrounds offer wildlife parks, and animal encounters with crocodiles and more. There are colourful markets, outdoor adventures, and swimming in wave pools and water holes.

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Indigenous Arts and a City-Wide Festival - A Guide to Darwin's Cultural Scene

Though better known as a gateway to adventure, Darwin is also home to a thriving cultural scene. You'll find visual and performing arts, and one of Australia's most vibrant cultural festivals. There are a host of galleries showcasing the work of indigenous artists. You’ll also find reminders of Darwin's eventful history, making this small city a cultural magnet.

Darwin Sightseeing Guide - Visit notable attractions and landmarks

Many people use Darwin as a hub for travel into the Northern Territory and it is ideal for this purpose with its international airport and numerous regional air routes, as well as countless travel agencies offering regular bus tours to all the big sights. For those who stay in town — and many do — they will find a city full of appeals.

Darwin Entertainment Guide - For fun, recreation, and relaxation

Alice Springs may be the Northern Territory's party central but Darwin is no slouch in the fun stakes either. There is a SKYCITY casino here, nightly markets on the beach and more restaurants and bars than you could shake a didgeridoo at. No one needs to be bored for long in Darwin.

Darwin Travel Guide - Your destination overview of Darwin, Australia

Given that it is a last frontier city built on swampland and closer to Jakarta than to Sydney, Darwin is exceptionally cosmopolitan.

Darwin Food and Dining Guide - Restaurants, where to eat, and more

Darwin cuisine fuses Pacific Rim flavors with tastes from the neighboring Indo-Malay region. Into this enticing mix is the Australian love of great steak, lamb and seafood, especially prawns and crayfish. The huge Australian fish, the barramundi, is presented in a number of inventive ways. All of them delicious.

Darwin Shopping Guide - Find where and what to shop and buy

Darwin is a great place to invest in aboriginal art and craft since most of the work on sale in Darwin's many galleries and souvenir shops is produced by local artists. One thing that many tourists may want to be mindful of is that some local artists receive a very small percentage of the high sale prices. Galleries and stores that practice more equitable exchanges will advertise as such in their windows and brochures.

Darwin Travel Tips - Helpful hints and advice on local destination information

Darwin is a safe and friendly city and the crime rate here is extremely low. What visitors do need to be prepared for though are the ever present dangers and irritations of nature. Crocodiles and box jellyfish make swimming off the water of Darwin unsafe. Extreme heat needs to be moderated also. Other travel needs are well catered for with plenty of ATMs and tourist information offices.

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