Darwin Travel Guide

Darwin was named by John Lort Stokes in 1839 after a third voyage on the Beagle. The 1871 Gold Rush expanded this settlement into a large town which has now grown into a beautiful city in North Central Australia. Darwin has a tropical climate of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and attracts visitors from all around the world. Jessica Mauby, an R & B pop singer, songwriter and actress was born in Darwin as was the NHL hockey player, Jordan Too.

Places to Visit in Darwin

Litchfield National Park

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory is an exciting place to visit. Why not plan your holiday to include Aboriginal art galleries, a day trip to the Litchfield National Park or a cruise down the Adelaide River? You can also check out the World War II historical museums or swim in the lagoon on the city’s waterfront area. If you are an adventurous individual, then make sure you head to Crocosaurus Cove to see some of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles. For those who love the open market vibes, Mindil Beach Sunset Market is always worth a visit. It’s open between May and October, and you can find local arts, handicrafts and bargain galore.

Finding Accommodation in Darwin

Five star hotels, family run guest houses, charming bed and breakfasts, holiday rentals and caravan parks are just a few of the options when it comes to choosing accommodation in Darwin. Maybe you want to stay in the centre of town near the waterfront or on the outskirts of the city. Whatever your choice is, you can benefit from many accommodation deals by browsing the internet which will leave you with more spending money to enjoy Darwin’s major attractions.

Eating Out in Darwin

For the ultimate in dining, head down town to Mitchell and Knuckey Street which are alive with restaurants, cafes and bars. Sit down for a gourmet meal or a quick snack in one of the many relaxing bistros where you can try toasted avocado, tomato and cheese croissants with a refreshing coffee. How about traditional fish and chips, burgers, parmas or a juicy steak finished off with a sparkling glass of wine? Darwin has lots of culinary offerings on the table so take your pick, guys!

Travelling around Darwin


Many of Darwin’s best attractions are spread out into the surrounding regions so to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action, it’s pertinent that you book a coach or minibus trip online. It’s the most convenient way to see Parliament House, the Military Museum, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, Marrara Stadium, Mindil Beach and more. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views from your seat onboard!

When it comes to Darwin minibus charter or bus hire, you simply cannot do better than Transport Network Australia. If you would like to find out more about our coach and minibus hire services, please call or send us an email.

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