City Guide Darwin, Australia

Visiting Darwin

Its picturesque location on a rocky peninsula which reaches into one of Australia’s most spectacular natural harbours is just one of many reasons to visit Darwin.

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Darwin City Reviews

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    Darwin a city to love

    Darwin is a small city but with it's own charisma. Will the rain-season it might not be the best place to be but if you are rough enough then you will love this city even then.

    Insider Tip:Melaleuca (hostel) Honey Pot Club (chicks) the Precinct (beer and food)

  • 60%


    Not the best city in Australia

    Darwin's quite boring and very small compared to other capital cities in Australia. It's a good place to visit when you are just traveling through it, but wouldn't go there to spend any more time than needed. There's heaps of good-looking men though!

    Insider Tip:Don't go there during the wet season! Because of the heavy rains and humidity our stay there was quite awful. Nights spend at Monsoon's are good.

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    Darwin - There's nothing here

    I was warned by Aussies old and young not to bother with Darwin because there's nothing there. They were right. It's great as a jumping off point for Kakadu and Lichtfield but that's it. The night life is average at best and aside from the cinema there's nothing to do during the day time. I couldn't wait to leave.

    Insider Tip:Kakadu is amazing and single handedly justifies a trip Darwin. There's not much difference between the various tours on offer other than price abd duration. See the national parks then move on.

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    A very small town which in my opinion only needs a day to explore but is the gateway to Litchfield and Kakadu National parks which are wonderful.

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    Humidity was really high! But otherwise nice weather and nice but quite little town. More party town than culture.

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Sydney is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Travelling north, the next city is Brisbane which is also worth a visit en route to Cairns. And with a hippified town and commercialised city in between, the trip between Sydney and Brisbane is one of the most varied in Oz.

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