There is so much to love about Darwin. The city boasts a healthy tourism scene with millions flocking to Northern Territory’s capital in search of a place where you can explore the outback, while also indulging in all a bustling metropolis has to offer. While a favourite city for many international and domestic guests, Darwin still has a few well-kept secrets among the greater known attractions, so don’t miss out on the overlooked beauty of Darwin.
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If you think that Melbourne and Sydney are the only homes of culture, think again. The arts and entertainment scene is thriving and is worth a weekend escape on Darwin short stay accommodation, so you can make the most of it. By the water you will find the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, which is home to treasured Southeast Asian and Pacific art, as well as seafaring vessels. Darwin also hosts a range of outdoor festivals through the year ranging from music, food and arts and crafts. You will have to like celebrating by the water, because Darwin rarely does anything without being waterside.
Many come to the Northern Territory to get lost in the National Parks that reside in the state. With Darwin only a short trip from these paradises’ you would be sorry to not take advantage of the proximity and find out why these national parks have earned the reputation as some of the best in the world. Rainforests, red soil, waterfalls, and so much await you in the Australian outback. Some of the more widely known national parks include; Uluru National Park, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Charles Darwin National Park.
The beaches of Darwin get a workout all year long, with the subtropical climate inviting its visitors to cool down while taking in the beauty. There are flat beaches and beaches with waves so you can find the right one for you and settle in on the sand to watch a famous Darwin sunset. Casuarina Beach is framed by cliffs and driftwood, the perfect setting for a relaxing morning swim or yoga. There is also City Beach which makes up the Wharf precinct that is located in the CBD, placing you in the middle of the action.
Australian wildlife in Darwin, feared by many and loved by all! No matter where you hail from, Australia or otherwise, chances are your association with Oz is related in some way to its wildlife. Darwin’s climate makes it an ideal home for many animals, but none more exciting than crocodiles. Make your next visit truly memorable by taking a boat ride through the mangroves and watch the crocodiles wrestle and snap in their natural habitat. Aside from crocodiles, Darwin is also famous for hundreds of reptile, bird, inspect and frog species. Don’t worry, you won’t find these creepy crawlies unless you are looking for them.
If Darwin is not on your bucket list, you may want to revise the list. Nowhere else can you call 29 degrees a cool day, and find a myriad of natural wonders and cultural delights, and watch a crocodile cautiously hunt its prey. Darwin captures the essence of Australian beauty, with the climate setting the scene, for a short stay you won’t soon forget. Perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, explore the overlooked beauty of Darwin.
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