It is the perfect place for a holiday. We didn't want to do any sightseeing this time and just wanted to chill out and relax.
It was perfect for this. Plenty of bars/lounges and eating placed right within walking distance. We could get the bus if we needed to and did this to go to the Parap Saturday market to get some breakfast. Indeed very relaxing
Darwin is a wonderfully laid back city. People are friendly and there is plenty to see in Darwin and masses of opportunities for activities and sightseeing out of the city and surrounding countryside.
Holiday atmosphere. High quality F&B. Airport Shuttle service to the city from the airport requires improvement as you will never be able to catch it if you are on an international flight.
It leaves 15 minutes after flight landing.
Do visit the Museum if you have time. It is a short bus ride out of the main city and admission is free.
The exhibits are very informative for such a small museum.
A very laid back city with good shopping centres, great entertainment precinct & a good variety of restaurants to choose from.
A great city with a relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of adventures to take as day trips to wonderful locations and then spend some time wandering and relaxing at the Waterfront Precinct.
Thouroughly enjoyed the two days in Darwin, WWII experinece, Mindil Beach Markets, Museum of arts & Culture, Botanic Gardens, The wharf Fish & Chips plus the Seafood & Steak bistro (on left at start of same), and the croc building in centre of town were all execellent.
Did the the old oil tunnel which was interesting. Good T shirt shopping in city centre too.
Fabulous climate in dry season- tropical growth and beautiful streets along the bay and elsewhere- many green spaces- many highrise apartments- harbor precinct a winner- free access to so much of interest- disabled access not v.
common though- laid back friendly people- freedom from onerous regulations and prohibitions! fabulous! harbor is magnificnet- multi cultural population- great food. What's not to like!
Couldn't beleve how quiet the city centr was, coming from a busy city like sydney we found it quite amazing how it was so quiet with plenty of Main Street parking still available around 10 am.
Nice clean friendly city
The most amazing place to visit is the wildlife park at berry springs. All ages would have a most enjoyable time.
Also the sunsets on nightcliff cliffs is a must.
Quiet city and laid back. Humid and sunny. It is a city for you to be yourself in your shorts and thongs.
Simplicity that is all about Darwin.
Darwin was a pleasant surprise. I used Darwin as a launching pad to Asia using Malaysian Airlines (stayed 2 days).
So convenient and really organised. I would visit again.
Darwin has a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We found people very helpful and considerate. Thoroughly enjoyed dining in various locations in and around Darwin.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is excellent and we loved the bells in Civic Square. The Deckchair Cinema is a delight. Lots to do and enjoy.
Bus so easy to get around on. Great value with return ticket within 3 hours and excellent cost for seniors.
Not a destination in itself. Fine as a stopover to explore the top end but I wouldn't stay more than a night or two at the most in the city itself.
military museum, city mall, harbour, wave pool, croc jumbing, crocodillis, parks and art museum Fanny Bay, mindi markets,day and 2 day tours, hire car
Really enjoyed the city, the festival, the wonderful sea, and all the trips we did from here to the nature parks
Darwin in the dry season is a very relaxed warm regional city that is currently experience significant growth - it is central to visiting significant natural and cultural centres - ranging from Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Leitchfield - each of these locations providing varied experiences, enjoyment and sights
Visited Darwin many times and love the place,however the domestic airport departure terminal is a disgrace.
The terminal is old and overcrowded. I had to que for the male toilet as there is only a single toilet available. Many other travellers say the same thing. A revamp is long overdue. The museums and restaraunts are great plus the wave pool is a big drawcard to locals and visitors. An expensive town to stay is the only downside.
if you are going for Jumping Crocs you can skip Crocsaurus Cove. For a nice relaxing afternoon under the sun, visit the Darwin waterfront.
Also dine at the Stokes Hill Wharf for a great view with your meal. Try the Harbour Cruise for the sunset cruise. Pricey but worth it. Very friendly people. Safe place.
Darwin is a very different city as the season changes from wet to dry; the whole town changes once the dry arrives in May.
This is the tourist season as travellers don't like risking getting cut off from the rest of Australia on the roads. Flooding is a big part of the wet, so highways get cut and travel becomes a little difficult. As a result the whole town almost closes down for the wet season. But be aware that the price of accommodation rises very high in the dry season; basically a supply and demand equation! Select your accommodation carefully as prices can really become quite extreme. My recommendation is the Darwin Central Hotel in the dry season - you have a great deal more cheaper options in the wet season as "guests" become pretty scarce! This makes Darwin a very unique place - don't miss out on the markets; there are some great experiences to be had as many of the stall holders have Asian connections, the food offerings can be quite fantastic! The tropics also produce many interesting plants and flowers that you will not find in other Australian cities. The Jetty restaurant is also a favourite with the locals, some of the best seafood available in the country! Just past the Jetty you will find some interesting Asian food out on the main harbour area; again a great taste of Asia as Darwin is closer to East Asia than most Australian cities! Darwin is a unique destination that should not be missed; I return over and over again! Enjoy!
One of the attractions around Darwin (but not an available selection in the Agoda dropdown menu here) is the Aviation Heritage Centre.
The main attraction is the giant B52 bomber. The museum is great for flying buffs but is actually in Winnellie a fifteen-minute bus ride from Darwin centre. To get back to Darwin I had to stand at an unsheltered bus stop for 40 minutes in the baking sun. If you go, take a hat and sunglasses.
Darwin is a town inhabited by rude arrogant locals (of course with some exceptions),service being notoriously bad.
The city centre, notably Mitchell St. & surrounds is best avoided at night due to drunken violence. The city around the shopping precinct stinks of urine & worse. The only cultural experience you are likely to experience in the city is being accosted by loud drunk aboriginals asking for money. If you want to experience the good bits of the Northern Territory...get out of town as fast as you can!
Visiting Darwin will not be complete without paying a visit to the national parks like Litchfield, Kakadu and Katherine Gorge.
Jumping crocs is also another must see when visiting Darwin.
Darwin is a fantastic destination to start to explore the Northern Territory. A relaxed atmosphere and great warm nights allows for a brief sense of luxuary to travel into the harsh tropics of the region.
Always good to return and recoupe for the next adventure.
Just nice to visit darwin. not many traffic like any other town i used to visit. people are friendly and helpful.
Darwin is lovely but the airport is no good. At the domestic terminal there is inadequate seating and no showers.
Also the eating and shopping is very limited. Bearing in mind that most places don't offer late checkout and most flights are at odd hours, you can spend a lot of time at the airport.
Darwin is more expensive than any other cities in Australia, but he has alot potential to offer for sight seeing and also Adventure Holiday, unfortunately it is not competitive compared to other places.
Darwin is much more expensive than any other cities in Australia. Though it is rich with its historical and cultural background, it has nothing much to offer for shopping/sightseing.