Darwin, NT, Australia

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, it is a cosmopolitan yet casual city, named after the naturalist Charles Darwin. East of Darwin, the Kakadu National Park is famous for its stunning Aboriginal rock art and its abundance of bush wildlife.

Darwin's parks, harbor, and tropical climate make it lovely for strolling during the Dry. The city heart is the Smith Street pedestrian mall. One street over is the Mitchell Street Tourist Precinct, with backpacker lodges, cheap eateries, and souvenir stores. Two streets away is the harbor front Esplanade. In the old Wharf area, a walk from town, are a couple of tourist attractions, a jetty popular with fishermen, and a working dock. Cullen Bay Marina is a hub for restaurants, cafes, and expensive boats; it's about a 25-minute walk northwest of town. Northwest of town is Fannie Bay, where you'll find the Botanic Gardens, sailing club, golf course, museum and art gallery, and casino.

Things to See and Do

* Darwin Beaches
* Territory Wildlife Park
* Indo-Pacific Marine & Australian Pearling Exhibition
* Mindil Beach Market
* Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
* Crocodylus Park

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 112.01 km²
Population –125,000
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus nine and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61

Port Location – The Darwin wharf precinct is located only 5 minutes drive from the Darwin CBD.

Transport Links – Flights are available to and from most state capitals. There are also direct flights to Darwin from Asia. Greyhound Australia makes a daily coach run from Alice Springs. The Great Southern Railway's Ghan makes a weekly round trip from Alice Springs to Darwin.
Rental cars, taxis and buses are available for getting around the city.

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Cruises from Darwin, NT, Australia

Cruise Date Duration
True North, Over the Top ex Darwin to Cairns 19/11/21 13 nts
True North, Over the Top ex Darwin to Cairns 07/12/21 13 nts
Kimberley Quest II, Beyond Adventure ex Darwin to Broome 08/03/22 20 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 19/03/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 08/04/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 28/04/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 18/05/22 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 04/06/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 07/06/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 17/06/22 10 nts
Phoenix One, Kimberley Southern Voyage ex Darwin to Broome 19/06/22 6 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 24/06/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 27/06/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 07/07/22 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 14/07/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 17/07/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 27/07/22 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia Cruise ex Darwin to Perth 03/08/22 17 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 06/08/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 16/08/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 26/08/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 05/09/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley - with National Geographic ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 05/09/22 10 nts
Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands Cruise ex Darwin to Cairns 06/09/22 18 nts
True North, Raja Ampat Explorer ex Darwin Return 19/09/22 12 nts
Le Soleal, 16 Night New Guinea Odyssey ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Cairns, Qld, Australia 25/09/22 16 nts
Kimberley Quest II, Beyond Adventure ex Darwin to Broome 07/03/23 20 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 10/06/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Darwin 30/06/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 10/07/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Darwin 30/07/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Fremantle (Perth), Western Australia 09/08/23 17 nts
True North, Raja Ampat Explorer ex Darwin Return 18/09/23 12 nts