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  • Darwin Wharf and Jetty


    Facts about Darwin - the Capital City of Northern Territory Australia
    Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory Australia.
    Situated on the Timor Sea at the top of Australia.
    Darwin sits on a peninsular in Darwin Harbour and sprawls back some 45 klms.
    English is spoken with a touch of Darwin outback slang.
    Darwin has an estimated population 140,000 people, 0.60% of Australia population
    Population of Northern Territory is estimated at 244,300 in 2015.

    Darwin a popular iconic destination: This is the most popular town and also the territorial capital of the Northern Territory. It is a city of about 110000 inhabitants with a large proportion of Aboriginal people, which justify the fact that the town is sometimes called 'the multicultural capital of Australia'.Now Darwin is closer to Jakarta than to Sydney, and also closer to Singapore than to Melbourne. Darwin is located right at a harbour/bay often called Port Darwin. The city stretches all the way to the Beagle Gulf, which is part of the Timor Sea. Right across Port Darwin, a 15-minute ferry ride will bring you to Mandorah. It is not really a suprise then that Darwinian's looks to Asia for travel, influences in dress and food as much as it looks south to the rest of Australia. Darwin's proximity and relationship such as it's sister city program with the northern territory's northern neighbours is reflected in Darwins cosmopolitan and relaxed tropical atmosphere and culture.

    Darwin and the Aboriginal people: This is the most popular town and also the territorial capital of the Northern Territory. It is a city of about 110000 inhabitants with a large proportion of Aboriginal people, which justify the fact that the town is often called 'the multicultural capital of Australia'. The population varies as the Dry season arrives so does an influx of workers for the harvest, mining and tourist season.

    My view on Darwin: I have lived here (on and off) since 1988 and it has to be one of a few cities that I have known that every one of every religon and race seems to live in harmony. We are known as Darwinian's and generally are hard working on the one side but laid back and relaxed after hours on the other. When I first arrived here in 1988 it was a case of anything I wanted or ordered was "yah mate - it will be here tomorrow ( 2 weeks later). Now Darwin has changed and with service at the level of major southern cities service levels and products are found to be of a premium. There is one major problem when you visit Darwin. That is you will want to stay; it has happened to everyone we know. It's a great city and even better life style. Imagine many things that other capital cities have as infrastructure well we have too and it's all around 15 mins drive from one to the other.

    Darwin maps
    Map of where Darwin is in Northern Territory Australia.
    Map of Darwin CBD.

    Things to do in Darwin
    Time needed to see the beaches, markets, parks and sights of Darwin around 2 to 3 days ideal.
    What can I see in Darwin in just one day?
    Darwin, capital city the Northern Territory, Australia. Visit and explore the Waterfront Precinct Darwin, Cullen Bay, Nightcliff Foreshore, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Casuarina Shopping Square, East Point reserve, Darwin Museum, Mindil Night Markets, Darwin Sailing Club.

    Where to stay in Darwin
    Do you need any type of accommodation in Darwin then look at Australia's most trusted old favourite 'Wotif for accommadation in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Kakadu'.

    Things to explore in Outer Darwin and the Greater Darwin Regions with a Darwin 4wd camper rental
    In the Greater Darwin Region you have many one day tourist places to visit Howards Springs Reserve, Berry Springs Nature Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Manton Dam, Lake Bennett, Charles Darwin Nature Reserve, Dundee Beach, Mary River National Park, Crab Claw Island.

    Take a trip to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge
    Darwin is a beautiful tourist destination and gateway to Kakadu National Park 3 hours away by driving, also Litchfield National Park 90 minutes away, and Katherine Gorge 3 hours away. Waterfalls within Kakadu require 4 wheel drive vehicles for access and access is seasonal.
    Motorhome hire from Darwin or 4wd camper hire from Darwin one way or return
    Take a small group guided camping or accommodated safari tour to Kakadu, Litchfield, Arnhem Land and Katherine Gorge.
    See at the bottom of this page for our web sites on Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and Katherine Gorge.

    Map of Darwin Australia

    Routes, Roads and Highways in and around Darwin
    Only one main highway into Darwin and it's called the Stuart Highway
    Stuart Highway runs from Darwin to Adelaide and also known as the Explorers Way a scenic tourist route.
    Stuart Highway is one of Australia's major highways. It runs from Darwin, Northern Territory, in the north, via Alice Springs, to Port Augusta in South Australia 2,834 km (1,761 mi)
    Travelling on then Port Augusta via the Augusta Highway onto Adelaide.
    Darwin is seasonal from April to September. Weather in the top half of Northern Territory (The Top End) is the wet season (October to April) and dry season (May to September).
    From Darwin you can explore Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield National Park & surrounding regions.