Darwin International Airport is located in Australia’s Northern Territory and is the only airport serving the city of Darwin. The airport is also considered the busiest airport serving the Northern Territory.
Located in the suburb of Marrara, 13km north of Darwin’s city centre, Darwin International Airport handles frequent and direct flights to many destinations around Australia and in Southeast Asia. It is considered as an Australian gateway for travel to Asia and beyond. Most international airlines that operate from Darwin are low cost airlines and direct international routes from Darwin include Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam. Jetstar, Australia’s low-cost airline, offer direct flights to Darwin to and from these Asian destinations.
Darwin International Airport is conveniently connected to the city by the Darwin Airport Shuttle, which is an affordable shuttle service that operates 24-hours and stops at all Darwin CBD hotels, backpacker hostels and the Transit Centre in the city centre. Metered taxis and rental cars are also available. Travel time from the airport to the downtown Darwin takes approximately 15 minutes. Public bus transport is limited. A public bus service No.3 operates from the Casuarina Interchange located in the northern suburbs of Darwin. However, the Darwin Airport Shuttle is still the most reliable and recommended means of transport to and from the airport.
Darwin is the major hub of business and industry in the Northern Territories. This tropical capital city however, is fairly compact and retains a unique cosmopolitan character. Darwin has a bustling multicultural scene and boasts of a wide range of culture and heritage. It is also the gateway to some of the Australia’s spectacular landscapes and natural beauty.
Like most of Australia, Darwin has a very laid-back lifestyle.The city’s diverse residents and its growing number of visitors enjoy the outdoor attractions and natural beauty of the outback. The aboriginal cultural heritage in Darwin and the Northern Territories also plays a large part of its tourist appeal.
Many of the notable points of interest in Darwin are quite spread apart, and driving or using private hire cars with personalised guides is the best option to see the sights. The city has a public bus service which is useful to see the sights clustered around the central business district. Cycling is also a popular way to explore the city, especially in the city area. Walking is possible, but remember to dress lightly and keep hydrated.
Enjoy Darwin’s unique culture and diverse heritage. This nature travel paradise definitely has much to offer visitors of all ages. Here are some of the top attractions in the city that are a must in any itinerary--
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The MAGNT is the Northern Territory's premier cultural institution. It houses extensive collections on the art and culture, and natural history of the region. These include Aboriginal, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art and artefacts, maritime archaeology, and Northern Territory history.
This popular beach is located near the Darwin central business district. Between May to October, Mindil Beach holds the lively Sunset Markets which attract thousands of people to the variety of food and craft stalls.
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Also located near the city centre, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens is an extensive 42-hectare garden featuring the diverse local flora and that of other tropical habitats around the world. The garden is divided into themed areas such as rainforests, coastal foredunes and open woodlands.
Territory Wildlife Park
The Territory Wildlife Park is a popular attraction with a wide array of local flora and fauna. It features monsoon and paperbark forests and a wetlands walk. See the 3.7 metre saltwater crocodile in the aquarium tunnel. The park also conducts several animal shows daily.
Darwin has an average temperature of 32°C all year, with varying humidity. Darwin is climatically consistent throughout May to October, with sunny days and cool night breezes. It is also most popular time to visit due to the weather and the many festive activities. The wet season from December to February though offers a distinct appeal with the more dramatic landscapes.
Darwin today is truly a vibrant regional centre and an increasingly popular destination for its unique history, and unmatched adventure opportunities. Embark on an unforgettable Australian nature holiday. Plan your trip to Darwin now! Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Darwin International Airport on Skyscanner Singapore.
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