Darwin in a Nutshell

Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory.

It is also Australia’s least populated city because only 149,393 people live there.

Adelaide is the closest major Australian city to Darwin which is approximately 2608 km away.

Darwin is a wonderful mix of cosmopolitan city and Oz outback.

If you want to explore the Australian outback then Darwin is the place to start.

It is also the gateway to the Kakadu National Park.

I have not yet visited this city and surrounds but Maria my daughter has been there twice and it’s on my ‘to do’ list.

Darwin City

Places of interest to visit include: –

  • The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Enjoy roaming around Darwin CBD’s open, wide streets peppered with famous historical landmarks
  • You can relish in fine culinary delights at one of its many waterfront restaurants
  • Take a stroll through the beautiful Bicentennial Park
  • Also head down to the city’s shopping hub Smith Street Mall where you can buy Aboriginal art, handmade jewelry etc.
  • Visit the Darwin Entertainment Centre which is Darwin’s premium live entertainment venue
  • The Crocodylus Wildlife park that has over 1,000 crocodiles, lions, monkeys, water buffalo and many other animals and is well worth a visit.
  • If you are a history buff, then you will be impressed by the rich Naval and World War II history etched into this fascinating city.
Darwin city

Darwin’s wave beach with the Convention and Exhibition Centre

Livability survey

I cannot find what position Darwin holds on the livability survey list but, I guess because of the city’s isolation, it’s way, way down .


Darwin northern territory map-top-end

Where is Darwin you may well ask.

Well according to Wikipedia Darwin lies in the Northern Territory, on the Timor Sea.

The city proper occupies a low bluff overlooking Darwin Harbour, flanked by Frances Bay

to the east and Cullen Bay to the west.

The coastal areas are home to recreational reserves, extensive beaches, and excellent fishing.

Darwin’s beaches

Darwin Beaches

Check with the locals first before taking a dip

Darwin’s popular waterfront area has several beaches.

Darwin’s weather

City Darwin Temperature

Darwin has a tropical savannah climate, blue skies and gentle sea.

December is the hottest month with an average temperature of 30°C (85°F). The coldest month is July at 24°C (75°F)

Darwin has summer rainfall and the wettest month is usually January with an average of 420mm of rain.

You can expect the odd cyclone to hit this region during rainy season.

What do you think?

Do you have any questions about living in Darwin, then please ask them in the comments section below. If you live in or know this city well, please tell us what you think about it or even help by answering some of the questions people have.

I’m sure anybody thinking of moving to Darwin will be grateful for any help you can give them.


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