A Local’s Guide to Darwin

Darwin is the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city with 140,000 residents representing more than 50 different nationalities.

This cosmopolitan city is surrounded with rich Indigenous art, innovative museums and vast wildlife.

“Darwin to me is family, sun, rain and crocodiles.” – Julie Holder, Fleet Presentation Team Leader


Darwin is well known for its nature and wild animals. If you want to see it up close and personal the Darwin team recommends:

  • Crocosauras Cove
  • Crocodylus Park
  • Territory Wildlife Park

“Best place for me is Litchfield and Territory Wildlife Park. My Husband recommends Kakadu.” – Louchie Ocampo, Fleet Presentation Officer

“Darwin has lots of nature and people are friendly here. If you want to be at one with nature, check out Casuarina Beach- 7km east of the city.”- Nicole Lo, Fleet Presentation Officer

If you’re looking to explore Darwin’s diversity the team suggests checking out Mindil Beach Markets. Mindil Beach Markets are famous for unforgettable sunsets and a range of cuisine representing food from across the world.

“Mindil Beach Markets has a lot of different nationalities of food and you will always enjoy your time there.” – Nicole Lo, Fleet Presentation Officer

Other markets that are worthwhile visiting are:

  • Parap Markets
  • Nightcliff Markets
  • Palmerston Markets
  • Malak Markets

When we asked the team the best place to stay they recommended Gunn Point, an hour away from Darwin right on the beach for camping.

The National Geographic Travel named the Northern Territory in their top 20 best world list for 2014; the only Australian destination listed. Visit Darwin today to see its beauty for yourself