Darwin Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Darwin

Where is it located?: Darwin is located at the top of the Northern Territory, a little west of the center of the country, near the Timor Sea.

Why do people go there?: Hot and heavy is the name of the game in Darwin. Quite remote, and small, but still perfect for those looking to sweat both outside of the clubs and in. More of a ‘black hole’ than other Australian state capitals, backpackers to Darwin often lament losing a few days at the happening backpacker scene.

How do travelers get there?: public buses and car for hire

Currency: Australian Dollar

City Code: 8

Population: 100,000

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Ludmilla, Fannie Bay, Stuart Park, Larrakeyah, Nightcliff

Attractions: Heat, Backpacker Party, Water

Accommodations: Darwin Hostels

Tourist Office : Northern Territory Government Tourist Bureau, 31 Smith St, Darwin, NT 0800, tel. 089-81 6611

Off-the-beaten-path: Adelaide River, Pine Creek, Territory Wildlife Park, Berry Springs,

Health Issues: There has been a constant drug and alcohol related issues in Darwin.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Head to Darwin in the winter if you want diving, the summer if you can handle the heat.

City Specific Events: Darwin’s festivals focus on the sport versus the cultural: the Beer Can Regatta is not to be missed if you’re in town in August. Those around at the beginning of May can party to their hearts content on May Day, May 1st.

How to get around?: Buses are the only way to be.

Good to know: Darwin is known as Australia’s backpack party town.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport serving cheaper flights to Darwin is the Darwin International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Darwin travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.