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Darwin Travel Guide

The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Darwin

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is a surprisingly cool place, with beautiful scenery and plenty of great stuff to see and do. Start here with my basic Darwin travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Darwin travel blogs.


When to Visit

Darwin has roughly two distinct seasons, the dry season from May to October and the wet season from November to April. No surprise the dry seasons is probably the best time to visit in order to be able to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the city, though there’s generally enough going on in the city that you can still enjoy visiting even if it’s raining all the time!


Top Things To See

Museum & Gallery of the Northern Territory – For museum lovers, this place is a dream! There’s an impressive collection of aboriginal art, as well as contemporary works from local artists. It also has a great bookshop and cafe with views out over the sea.

Mindil Beach – A pristine beach right in the city center, it’s a beautiful place to relax during the day, but also very worth visiting when the sun goes down when it turns into an outdoor food market with stalls selling good value and authentic dishes from all over the world.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum – A fully interactive museum employing some of the latest technology to give you a multi sensory experience of a World War II bomb raid among other historical events, this is a great place to come to learn about the turbulent history of the area.


Darwin Tours

Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Darwin will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one.


LGBTQ – Gay Darwin Travel Guide

Though Australia is relatively progressive on LGBT issues, Darwin is one of the more conservative cities, at least when compared to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Nonetheless, it’s a welcoming city for gay visitors and has some queer life worth mentioning. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Darwin.

Throb – The only specifically gay club in all of Australia’s Northern Territory, this place is open late on weekends and puts on lavish drag shows.

The Cavenagh – This restaurant is popular with the gay crowd in town and hosts regular meetups for local groups, such as Sunday brunches and Thursday night drinks.

Viva la Vida – A wine and tapas bar, this place has an all day breakfast menu and hosts some special events during pride season.

More gay travel resources here.


Darwin Hotel Deals

Darwin has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance.


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