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
Le Soleal, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 16/08/22 10 nts
Le Laperouse, 10 Night Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Broome, W A 26/08/22 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 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
Kimberley Quest II, Beyond Adventure ex Darwin to Broome 07/03/23 20 nts
Le Ponant, 7 Night Northern Kimberley Sailing Expedition ex Darwin, NT, Australia to Kuri Bay, Western Australia 07/04/23 7 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 04/05/23 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 24/05/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 10/06/23 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 13/06/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 19/06/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Darwin 30/06/23 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 03/07/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 09/07/23 10 nts
Orion, Australia's Wild Northwest ex Darwin to Broome 09/07/23 11 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) 10/07/23 10 nts
Heritage Adventure, 10 Night Kimberley Explorer ex Darwin to Broome 11/07/23 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 23/07/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 29/07/23 10 nts
Orion, Australia's Wild Northwest ex Darwin to Broome 29/07/23 11 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Darwin 30/07/23 10 nts
Heritage Adventure, 10 Night Kimberley Coast and Beyond ex Darwin to Broome 31/07/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand ex Darwin to Fremantle (Perth), Western Australia 09/08/23 17 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 12/08/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 18/08/23 10 nts
Heritage Adventure, 10 Night Kimberley Coast and Beyond ex Darwin to Broome 20/08/23 10 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 01/09/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 07/09/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, 18 Nights South Pacific Islands ex Darwin to Cairns 12/09/23 18 nts
True North, Raja Ampat Explorer ex Darwin Return 18/09/23 12 nts
Le Laperouse, Australia's Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 21/09/23 10 nts
Le Soleal, Iconic Kimberley ex Darwin to Broome 27/09/23 10 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 10/05/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 30/05/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 19/06/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 09/07/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 29/07/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 11 Nights Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness ex Darwin to Broome 18/08/24 11 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 37 Nights Grand Spice Routes: Spice Islands, Raja Ampat & Melanesia ex Darwin to Nadi 07/09/24 37 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 13 Nights Secrets of Indonesia: Spice Islands & Raja Ampat Darwin Return 07/09/24 13 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 25 Nights Ultimate Spice Islands, Raja Ampat & Torres Strait ex Darwin to Cairns 07/09/24 25 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 14 Nights Jewels of Indonesia, Torres Strait & Cape York ex Darwin to Cairns 18/09/24 14 nts