Why Darwin is so popular amongst global travellers?
While the other parts of the country are wrapped up by winter woollies and blankets, Darwin is swimming in sunshine making it a perfect gateway for winter holidays in Australia. This multicultural, one-of-a-kind Australian city is in real means a HOT destination.
Perched on the rim of a harbour much bigger than Sydney’s, Darwin is an alluring, picturesque tropical gateway that prides itself in its friendly locals and laid-back lifestyles. Campervan rental services in Darwin is a perfect base to those who want to explore the culture and natural attractions of the top end of Australia such as Tiwi Islands, Litchfield, Kakadu National Parks, Adelaide River, Mary River, Arnhem Land and the Katherine Region.
Book your campervan rental Darwin well before you arrive in the city in order to make the most of your time while here. And take your four wheels to the outback destination of top end. Don’t miss to carry your shutterbugs.
You may also bring your binoculars to watch wallabies, reptiles, dingoes and swamp birds. The city offers a great playground for both leisure and active travellers. If you are an active traveller, enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, swimming and sailing.
And leisure travellers may head down to Stokes Hill Wharf precinct, which is located close to the southern tail of the city and home to food stalls, bar, restaurant and a pearl store. It is a famous weekend escape of locals alike. Nearby are the World War II oil storage tunnels which are certainly a great holiday delight for history buffs.
Two Must-have Experiences in Darwin
Watching out the Reptiles at Crocodylus Park
Located just a 15-minute drive from the city, Crocodylus Park is open year round except Christmas Day. It is wise to plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time in this giant park.
In the park, you can see some of the largest reptiles on the earth quiet closely with your naked eyes. Isn’t it exciting? Well, of course it is. The park’s main highlight is the Australia’s famous crocodile, and you can watch many of them by visiting the small zoo.
You will also find New Guinea freshwater crocodile, the Philippine crocodile and the American Alligator during your tour to this park. If you want to learn all about these giant reptiles, visit the park’s museum which houses records of30 years of crocodile research.
Spend an evening at Mindil Beach
Mindil is one of the finest beaches of the country. Often travellers are surprised to watch such a spectacular beach with lots of amenities located quiet close to the capital city of the region. While the beach sees visitors throughout the day, evening is the best time to be there and take a stroll by its breathtaking coastline.
From late April to end of October, both locals and tourists flock to the beach to enjoy the city’s iconic beachside market at sunset on every Thursday and Sunday. You may enjoy the taste-tingling Asian food with a soothing live music or get relaxed by a massage service.
Darwin’s beachside sunset markets are also a great place to buy indigenous crafts made by Aboriginal artists. The gleaming stalls make it a perfect setting for a romantic tropical night out. Darwin is just like no other city in Australia, or world perhaps. So, when are you flying to Darwin?