Australia's only tropical capital city, Darwin, is an astonishing, confident city on the Timor Sea with a personality all of its own.
Darwin's small, diverse city has all the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan metropolis combined with the breath-taking natural landscapes of the Outback. People from more than 50 nations make up its population and fill the many fine street-side restaurants and bars. Innovative museums celebrate the city's past, and smart galleries showcase the Indigenous art unique to the region. The Darwin Military Museum – which reveals dark tales of World War II, is well worth discovering.
Darwin's backyard is packed with nature: the gardens and mangroves of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks are close, and the stunning unique Tiwi Islands can be reached by boat. Visitors can also enjoy a fishing trip for barramundi in a tinny (small boat). For more wildlife, Crocodylus Park has hundreds of crocodiles, big cats, spider monkeys, marmosets and many large birds.