Travel Guide to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Darwin, the name conjures up a thousand pictures which all tell a thousand stories.

But the only way to find out if any of them are right, is to come and see for yourself.

Discover the enviable outdoor lifestyle that the locals love.

And time your visit to coincide with the famous Mindil Beach sunset market.

Buy a piece of art, clothing or jewellery from local artists and applaud the sunset over Darwin Harbour.

Take a walk along the harbour on the Esplanade and get an Aboriginal perspective on Darwin.

Spend two hours with senior Larrakia traditional owner, Robert Mills, of Batji Tours and learn about the traditional bush foods and medicines that still grow along the shoreline.

Then, it's time to meet Darwin's most iconic residence at Crocosaurus Cove.

Here you can meet some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in captivity right in the heart of the city—home to the world's largest display of Australian reptiles and the famous 'Cage of Death'.

Darwin is also the gateway to some of Australia's most significant, striking and inviting locations.

Spend the day on the Tiwi Islands with Darwin Day Tours and Tiwi Tours.

Be welcomed by the Tiwi tea ladies and share belly tea and damper as they perform traditional dances.

There's a wide range of accommodation to choose from in Darwin.

Moonshadow Villas located near the Botanic Gardens in the golf course is the only five star self-contained accommodation in Darwin and offers a slice of rainforest just a few minutes from the city.

Travelers to Darwin have many outstanding accommodation options.

Medina Grand located in the Darwin waterfront precinct offers apartments with hotel service for families, all both short and long term business trips.

Vibe Hotel is the four-star hotel alternative with a contemporary edge.

And for a great value option try the lush tropical oasis, that is Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin.

The Novotel Darwin Atrium is the ideal Esplanade location for your stay in Darwin.

Enjoy their al fresco dining in the evenings in the award-winning Zest Restaurant.

At Value Inn you will find affordable accommodation right on Mitchell Street.

Guests have access to all facilities at the hotel's sister property, Melaleuca on Mitchell.

Mantra provides four and a half stars in both city and Esplanade options.

Mantra Pandanas offers stylish studio and hotel rooms plus one and two bedroom apartments.

Whether you travel with a backpack or a briefcase Shady Glen Tourist Park has accommodation and a great central location to suit.

Check out the new studio or one and two bedroom cabins that a fully self-contained.

When it's time to explore beyond Darwin there's a number of options to get you out and about.

You can opt for hiring your own transport through Budget Rent A Car.

With the airport pick-up and drop-off available or have the car delivered to your hotel.

AAT Kings will take you to world heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, nearby Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.

Choose the level accommodation that suits you and travel with expert driver guides in comfortable air-conditioned coaches.

If it's an NT adventure you're after Adventure Tours Australia Group offers small group tours.

Discover all the highlights of Litchfield and Kakadu.

And swim underneath their famous waterfalls before enjoying a glass of wine at night with your guide and host.

For a different perspective, join Tess Atie of NT Indigenous Tours as she shares generations of knowledge about the Litchfield region.

Enjoy exclusive access to her family lands at Woolaning Spring.

Intrepid Connections offers a four-day Katherine and Kakadu trip for the young and the young at heart.

And your package includes a travel pillow and towel that are yours to keep.

APT Group provides the opportunity to discover the highlights of the Top End's Top 3 national parks.

Stay at the exclusive Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Camp on Aboriginal Land and learn about the region's wildlife and culture as you cruise the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide.

Nitmiluk Tours can look after all your needs at Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine Gorge.

Try private Outback property accommodation at Maud Creek Lodge.

They offer a range of options to explore Nitmiluk, including cultural cruises, guided walks, canoe hire and scenic flights.

Anytime is the perfect time to visit Darwin and the abundance of spectacular locations on its doorstep.

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