Visit Darwin - Best of Darwin

Despite the many scars that history has put on it, Darwin has survived as a beautiful oasis with a solid resolve and a relaxed attitude. When you visit Darwin, you don’t just experience a fascinating Australian city, but you also walk into the gateway of Asia.

Multicultural and adventurous, Darwin will leave you amazed. This harbor town has undergone a major facelift but has retained its casual and lounged vibe. For long, the northern capital of Australia has been a mere launch pad to some of Australia’s top national parks. But tourists are now curious about the rich world war heritage and understated enthusiasm of Darwin. Darwin is a melting pot of sorts; it is steeped with history and culture, assimilating a variety of races and classes into its warm embrace.

Take a peep into aboriginal history and tread up close with crocodiles; you’ll be glad that you stopped over at this harbor of fun!

Darwin Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Darwin tips for your visit

  • The road between Darwin and Broome is one of the longest stretches of uninhabited land in the world. Take a road trip into Australia’s past on this epic journey that crosses the absolute must-see Kakadu National Park and miles of crocodile infested roads. Do take a buddy along!
  • Do take appropriate weather precautions when you visit Darwin. The Dry season would require drinking lots of water and wearing summer clothes. A visit in the Wet season would require you to have appropriate rainwear.
  • Bring along lots of Mosquito repellent to save you from both Dengue-Mosquitoes and Sand flies.
  • Be aware that you are in a area that is full of crocodiles. Do not camp near the water’s edge or try deadly stunts close to the river. Read up about safe swimming areas beforehand.

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Facts and Stats for Darwin*

  • Pollution Statistics in Darwin

    Know the pollution level of Darwin before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25.96 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.3 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.11 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.35 (Very Low)
  • Darwin: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Darwin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Darwin.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.04 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.3 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.11 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 64.44 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.21 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.77 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.37 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.89 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75.56 (High)
  • Living in Darwin - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Darwin is 178.43 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 38.04 (Low)
    • Climate Index 79.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 19.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.93 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.15 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Darwin

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Darwin

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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