Darwin is the only tropical capital city of Australian, one of the crowning jewels of Northern territory of Australia. Its housing area prefers the calming effects of white walled houses dotted with parks and gardens giving the Asian vibe to the whole picture. This beautiful city is considered to be the Top End of the Aussies and acts as the base for exploring the Northern territory and going on many adventure trips. With activities ranging from sports adventure to strolling in museum and national parks there is galore of things to witness and take part in. Considering this city is nearest to Asian countries the most it garners many foreign tourists that land on its fully functional with many facilities International airport. The airport’s connectivity to other cities of Australia is also quite smooth.
Darwin has shown a rapid growth in population amongst all the capital cities of Australia with an average of 2.6 % growth since the census done in 2006.In the past few years Darwin’s statistical division parts – Palmerston and Litchfield both have shown the supreme growth in terms of population amongst the whole of Government area of Northern territory and Litchfield is predicted to take over the population of Palmerston in another few years. It is also forecasted that both the division parts combined could result in about population ranging around 101,546.
Darwin’s peak season is in the months starting from April to September where the weather is welcoming and dry with galore of festival fun and there is no need to be cautious towards any threat of cyclones or floods. The downside of these months is that Darwin is infiltrated with tourist population making the prices rise to quite an extent which is more or less made up by the fun and exciting festivals happening at the same time.
The weather conditions in the months from October to March becomes soggy and prone to thunderstorms and cyclones. Although the prices of all things touristy in these months go down and become cheaper than ever, it is still advisable not to visit Darwin due to cyclone threats.
Darwin International airport caters for both International and Domestic flights and passengers on the airport from same single building. Considering the influx of foreign passengers and nationalities either to roam the city itself or due to stopover before boarding in another flight, the airport ensures and offers many facilities in the airport to make their stopover change or boarding down much more comfortable. Some of these facilities are:
ATM machines for withdrawal of cash are located all over the terminal including the departure lounge for International flights.
Families with small babies and toddlers can make use of baby changing rooms situated in two places on the ground floor – one near the check-in area and the other next to baggage claim carousals. On the first floor the changing rooms can be found opposite Gate no. 9 and next to Green Bean Cafe. The rooms can also be found in the departure lounge for International.
Two Changing machines both of which can be found near Giancarlo Cafe and bar located on the ground floor.
Dining outlets are located all over the terminal to quench the thirst and hunger while waiting to board the flight.
A Travelex Kiosk can be used in order for foreign exchange of original country’s currency to Australian Dollars. This facility is available in the following locations:
Travelex also offers ATMs which allows to get foreign currency.
Darwin International Airport caters for both International flights and Domestic. The airport is medium in size and accords facilities for more than 1.9 million passengers annually. The airport is about 8 miles away from city center that takes about 17 minutes to reach by car. The airlines landing on the airport are as follows:
Some of the top choices in restaurant in Darwin to quench your thirst and enhance the Australian experience with scrumptious meal are illustrated as follows:
This hip cafe might be small in size but its popularity and customers is nothing but small. Its ambience is exemplified with local art displayed, music and magazines for entertainment. Meals ranging from ciabattas, salads and focaccias accompanied with incredible coffee and spicy tea makes for perfect breakfast or lunch.
Indian cuisine is also one of the famous cuisines in Australia considering the population of local Indians and those who have come for trip. Exotic North Indian Cuisines is leading the mantle of best Indian restaurant in Australia. It is located right on Cullen Bay giving the mesmeric view of waterside perfect o watch sunset in ever romantic setting for dinner. The staffs are ever helpful with prompt service and hot Indian spicy food.
Darwin Ski Club is one of the best options for menu full of Modern Australia dishes. They have only enhanced their club since the time of its opening from the perfect location to sip beer while watching sunset to catering for delicious and appetizing meals with pork belly and chorizo & barramundi linguine getting double thumbs up from both locals and tourists alike.
A perfect picnic spot with shopping center, organic stocking, healthy food in a gourmet food hall in just walking distance. Accompany your delicious meal with fine and cool wine.
Darwin, as with other cities of Australia, has much to offer in terms of tourist attractions, sight-seeing and excursion. Tours and excursions planned from and to Darwin are quite popular amongst the tourists as they get you acquainted with wilderness of Australia while garnering the exhilarating hospitality of nature and locals of Australia. Some of the epic tours and excursions are as follows:
This tour of 4 days takes you into remote areas of Darwin and gets you in touch with wildlife of Kakadu and Litchfield National parks. This budget friendly trip garners much more features at a good price as you immerse yourself in the adjoining areas of Kakadu and Litchfield. Capture the old landscape, mesmeric gorges in your camera and witness the awe-inspiring waterfalls and rock pools to cool down and relax. Finish up your tour by listening to astounding folklore and stories of aboriginal culture from the locals of the area.
Enhance your journey to Darwin, Australia by taking up this camping trip that will get you familiarize with not only Darwin but also Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Devils Marbles and Mataranka Thermal Springs along with Edith Falls. Get yourself educated about the history as well as the culture followed by these communities as you walk along the base of Uluru, relax in Mataranka Thermal Springs and a rim walk on Kings Canyon on this guided 5 days trip.
|Wheel Chair Availability||Yes|
|Prepaid Booth (TAXI)||Yes|
|Terminal Interchanging Facility||Yes|
|Domestic Flights Connectivity||Yes|
|One Day Shelter||Yes|
|Taxi Cost||$1.54 / km (AUD)|
|Apartments Rent||Starting from $340/week|
|Beer||$4.88/ 0.5l (AUD)|
|Mineral Water||$ 5.50 / 1.5l (AUD)|