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Darwin Tourism

Darwin is an exciting combination of comfort and adventure. Darwin's balmy weather is something which feels right out of storybooks. The awesome food and culture when paired with the local attractions, they are a treat to anyone visiting Darwin! The outdoor festivals, especially, brings out the best in people. It is all kept ready for you to come and explore.

The Captain of Beagle, John Lort Stokes, discovered the habour in 1839 and named it after a former shipmate, British evolutionist Charles Darwin. The Darwin City History timeline is short and dramatic and includes the Overland Telegraph, gold, crocodiles, world war bombings, uranium, cyclone Tracy and a population of hardy pioneers. From then till now, everything that Darwin stands for, is a part of a meticulously planned history. The meuseums are a great way to get to know more about this interesting history that Darwin has. The culture and food that it throws at the people visitng is what makes the place come alive. Now Darwin is the hub for goodtimes. It is a beautiful city to be enjoyed in a beautiful weather.

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Currency in Darwin

Always carry a little cash, because many shops will not take cards for purchases under AUD$15. Merchants may impose credit card surcharges in some places. Traveller's cheques are not as widely accepted in Australia as in many other countries.

Exchanging Money in Darwin

You can get your currency exchanged at the airport and in case you need to get more cash, there are currency exhange shops placed conveniently around Darwin. There are bank ATMs available too.

Daily Budget for Darwin

You should keep atleast AUD 50-60 with you for your daily budget. This includes, food, travelling, souvenirs and sight-seeing. This estimate is for a budget traveller. If you wish to spend more, $100 should suffice.

Religion of Darwin

The largest religion followed is Western (Roman) Catholic.

Darwin Customs

There are no general dress codes as such. Make sure that you dress according to your occasion and it is perhaps best to wear something very comfortable, doesnt matter if it's western or ethnic.

Language of Darwin

English is the most common language spoken here.

History of Darwin

The city of Darwin was founded in 1869.In 1871 gold was discovered near Darwin and as a result the new settlement thrived. During the Second World War the Japanese carried out air raids on Darwin. The air raids killed hundreds of people and devastated Darwin. However after the Second World War Darwin grew rapidly. Darwin was officially made a city in 1959. In 1974 Darwin was devastated by cyclone Tracy and killed 66 people. The cyclone also destroyed many buildings in Darwin. Most of the city's population were evacuated. However it was rebuilt and Northern Territory Library opened in 1980 and the rebuilding was in full swing. in 1994 the Parliament House opened. Today Darwin is a flourishing and fast growing city.

Nightlife in Darwin

In a hot and humid place like Darwin, it is not hard to find a place to sip a beer or two. Most of the nightlife scene can be found along Mitchell Street in the city centre. Some of the good bars in Darwin are - Darwin Ski Club, The Tap on Mitchell. Some of the nice clubs are - Discovery Nightclub, Opium, Throb. For people who like Live Music - Ducks Nuts Bar and Grill, Happy Yess.

Shopping in Darwin

For authentic Aboriginal art, shop at Raintree Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery. Look for arts and crafts, clothing and jewellery, hemp designer clothings or copper sculptures at Nightcliff weekend market, where there are also food stalls and even the chance to enjoy a massage, reflexology or a card reading. It takes place every Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Most of the shopping malls have moved to the suburbs _ head to Casuarina, Hibiscus, Karama, Rapid Creek, Palmerston and Northlakes.

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What is the best time to visit Darwin?

it is the 'dry season' in Darwin from April/May to September/October. It brings along itself a beautiful weather with warm days and clear skies which definitely makes it the best time to visit.
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What is the local food in Darwin?

Food is something that the people in Darwin are passionate about. Given the close proximity to the waterbody, seafood is a constant favourite. Apart from that, Darwin is thriving with fresh produce, local specialities and food which draws insporation from various cuisines and cultures. It is the perfect melting pot of all cultures.
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What are the things to do in Darwin?

The top things to do in Darwin are Litchfield National Park, Mindil Beach, Darwin Military Museum, Charles Darwin National Park, Darwin Harbour, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. You can see all the places to visit in Darwin here

What are the places near Darwin?

The top places near to Darwin are Sydney which is 3149 km from Darwin, Melbourne which is located 3148 km from Darwin, Great barrier reef which is located 1918 km from Darwin, Gold coast which is located 2911 km from Darwin, Perth which is located 2653 km from Darwin

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