Darwin is the capital of the Nothern Territory, where the lifestyle of the 105,000 residents is relaxed and the city is lush and green with palms and frangipani. Darwin is a modern bustling city with plenty of attractions and entertainment from nightclubs and theatres, with a casino, shopping complexes, restaurants, fabulous multicultural markets and international standard sporting facilities.The city was totally rebuilt after its destruction by Cyclone Tracey in 1974.
The Northern Territory is like nowhere else on Earth. At the Top End of the Territory in Aboriginal Arnhem Land, you will find the Garig Gunak Barlu (Gurig) National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula, a tropical paradise of swaying palms, fragrant frangipani and tepid waters which look so inviting, however the rivers are alive with fat barramundi and huge salt water crocodiles, the ocean, full of man eating sharks and huge salt water crocodiles as well as many other dangerous critters, swim only in the pool!
Kakadu National Park is one of the Territories major attractions. About 3 hours travelling time from Darwin, (Via the Arnhem Highway), Kakadu is filled with many natural wonders, from Aboriginal rock art, vast wetlands teeming with life. Nitmiluk contains the famous Katherine Gorge and Litchfield the Tabletop Range, with its cascading waterfalls.
Darwin is approximately 4050km from Sydney, 3500km from Brisbane, 3200km from Adelaide, 4500km from Perth and 1482km from Alice Springs. The climate is tropical with daytime temperatures between 29-33 ºC (84ºF - 91ºF) and at night 20-26 ºC (68 ºF - 79 ºF) year round and a rainfall of 1700 mm.
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