Darwin Tourism

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!

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Darwin

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

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.7 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 24.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.72 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.24 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.74 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.44 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Darwin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Darwin.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.02 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.37 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.17 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.61 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 63.83 (High)
    • Drug offense 64.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.24 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.4 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.49 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.94 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75.53 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Darwin is 181 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 37.71 (Low)
    • Climate Index 79.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 23.1 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.92 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.72 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 131.85 (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.

  • 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 15.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.46 USD

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

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