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Interesting Facts About Darwin

Darwin is the Northern Territory’s multi-cultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and massive natural harbour. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks as well as the Tiwi Islands.

Darwin is a hub for tours to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge. The Territory is traditionally divided into the wet and dry, but there are up to six traditional seasons in Darwin. It is warm and sunny from May to September. Humidity rises during the green season, from October to April bringing thunderstorms and monsoonal rains which rejuvenates the landscape. Tourism is largely seasonal with most tourists visiting during the cooler dry season which runs from April to September.

Darwin is a vibrant multicultural and cosmopolitan city located right on the edge of the Timor Sea providing picturesque sunsets and a doorway to Asia. Why not rent a Motorhome or Campervan and visit this most fascinating part of Australia, mingle with the locals, learn about the Aboriginal cultures, taste some of their most gastronomical cuisine, visit one of many museum where you will find original Aboriginal artworks.

Darwin is the perfect place for lots of natural adventures. Rent a campervan or motorhomes for a unique experience of adventure in Darwin. Having your rented motorhome or campervan on holidays can be most comfortable journey and unforgettable experience that you ever enjoy.

Decide how many people are going to travel with you. This will help to decide how many berth you need.Specify your needs and basic requirements that you want when hiring motorhome / campervan or rv.

It can be very exiting experience for your trip having your Motorhome / Campervan for adventure. You can enjoy each and every moments of your Motorhoming holiday with your family having full freedom.

CLIMATE IN DARWIN
Darwin has a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and the average maximum temperature is similar all year round. The dry season runs from April/May to October (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%, but varies. There is very little rainfall between May and September. In the coolest months of June and July, the daily minimum temperature may dip as low as 14 °C (57 °F), but very rarely lower, and frost has never been recorded.

PLACES OF INTEREST
Territory Wildlife Park
The Park demonstrates the relationships that exist out in the wild, between the unique native plants and animals of the region. Major exhibits include Aquarium, Kangaroos, Birds of Prey and Nocturnal House.

Darwin Crocodile Farm
The farm is situated on the Stuart Highway. The farm is home to some 10,000 crocodiles. The crocodiles range in size from hatchlings just a few centimetres long to large males over 5 metres in length.

Aquascene
Darwin’s famous fish feeding – a unique and memorable experience. Everyday at high tide hundreds of fish come in from the sea to be hand fed – you have to see it to believe it.

East Point Military Museum
The East Point Military Museum was Darwin’s first museum. The museum includes videos, artillery and armoured vehicles, extensive photographs, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits

Batchelor Butterfly Farm
Northern Territory’s only Butterfly Farm situated in the heart of Bathchelor. Explore the NT’s first butterfly sanctuary and discover the delightful display of flora and amazing butterflies.

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
From the WWII Spitfire to the gigantic B52, the centre boasts an impressive presentation of aircraft and displays depicting the NT’s longstanding involvement in aviation.

Australian Pearling Exhibition
This world class exhibition contains static, audio visual and live displays guiding the visitor through the world of pearling, exploring its history and future.

Crocodylus Park
A unique wildlife wonderland , Crocodylus Park is open everyday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Main feeding and tours operate at 10:00am, 12 noon, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. There are also other activities daily.

Fannie Bay Gaol
East Point Rd. Fannie Bay. Open 7 days.
On East Point Rd the Gaol, now closed, is one of Darwin's oldest buildings, Constructed in 1883 at a then cost of $10,000 it was the most expensive building in Darwin. The gaol is now under the control of the National Trust and is open to the public as a Museum. Check times with the N.T.Tourist Bureau.

Here is small list of Tourist Park / Caravan park in Darwin

  • Free Spirit Resort Darwin - Experience the friendly outdoor lifestyle and tropical weather all year round at FreeSpirit Resort Darwin. Book online or make your reservation by contacting us on 1800 350 888.
  • Hidden Valley Tourist Park - Surrounded by giant shady trees and tropical landscaped gardens, the park offers a range of 1 and 2BR cabins, villas and units as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites. Take a refreshing swim in the pool, enjoy a BBQ in the covered picnic area, read a book in a sun lounge or use an internet kiosk to catch up with family and friends online.
  • Coolalinga Caravan Park - Conveniently located 26km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway and just a short drive from Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Coolalinga is a great base for exploring the Top End. With facilities galore and our clean, reasonably priced accommodation, the Coolalinga Caravan Park is your ideal one stop holiday spot.
  • Litchfield Tourist & Van Park - Litchfield Tourist & Van Park is situated on 35 acres just 4 Klms from the entrance to the Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory and the closest Tourist Park to the Magnetic Termite Mounds and the popular swimming spots of Buley Rock-Hole and Florence Falls. These Falls remain open for the wet season and are spectacular during this time of the year.

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