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Elcho Island(ELC) ⇒ Darwin(DRW)
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Elcho Island(ELC) ⇒ Darwin(DRW)
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Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia, is situated on the Timor Sea. It is the gateway to the massive Kakadu National Park. The town got its name for the British naturalist Charles Darwin. Due to its proximity to South East Asia, it is closer to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Darwin is one of Australia’s thriving business, capitals. Tourism is the leading industry in Darwin and tourists all over the world enjoy a pleasant stay in Darwin with lots of exceptional places of accommodation, food, clubs, museums and pubs.
Tip: Best time to visit Darwin, weather-wise is mid of June to mid-September as it has relatively dry and cool weather.
Getting to Darwin
Darwin International Airport is the 10th busiest airport in Australia. It is the only airport serving Darwin. Airnorth Airways provide excellent service between Elcho Island to Darwin. The travel time is approximately 2 hours from Elcho Island to Darwin. Direct flights are also available by Airnorth Airways.
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What to do in Darwin
With dining near the waterfront, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences and Tiwi islands, all falling within the city centre, Darwin has everything to keep your week full with lots of adventures and sightseeing. Situated on the cliffs of Darwin harbour, Bicentennial Park is an excellent place to enjoy the sea breeze relaxing in the open grasslands. Visit around the Mindil Beach which holds Mindil Beach Sunset Markets during the dry season of the year. Darwin Waterfront Precinct is a famous tourist spot in the centre of the city area to enjoy bars, restaurants and a wave pool. Darwin has faced many wars and showcases its history in local museums. Visit the Charles Darwin National Park which is notable for its World War 2 memorabilia. Darwin Military Museum also displays the photographs and artefacts from Darwin’s history during World War 2.
Other heritage attractions include Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National park, Crocosaurus Cove. Saltwater Crocodiles are common in all waterways surrounding Darwin Harbour. Apart from markets, museums, crocodiles and cruises, Darwin has a rich Aboriginal culture which can be seen in the local galleries and museums. Don't miss Snorkel at Berry Springs.
Tip: Lake Alexander is a human-made swimming lake which is safe from crocodiles and jelly-fish. The Darwin Festival held annually showcases the vibrant Greek community. Also, the Chinese New year celebration shows the Asian influence on Darwin.
Shop and Dine in Darwin
Mary’s Laksa, Parap Market, savours crocodile laksa which may be a unique experience to try. Mud Crabs, Darwin Fish etc. all are for food lovers. The NIghtcliff Market, Aboriginal Bush Traders, Parap Market, has a lot to shop from.
Tip: Look for local paintings, jewellery, mugs, bags, etc. that come from Aboriginal Traders. Also, check crocodile accessories and precious pearls to shop in the Darwin Market.
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