Want to experience Australia at it's rawest? Then you've got to book a flight to Darwin. The Northern Territory's capital is the entry point to the outback and features some of Australia's most beautiful natural attractions on its doorstep. With such an ideallic spot it's no wonder Darwin is one of the country's fastest growing tourist destinations, with everyone from sun chasers to foodies and adventure seekers making their way to the city to explore it's city limites and beyond.
Lying at the top end of Australia, Darwin is located in close proximity to Southeast Asia, making it one of Australia's most multicultural cities. This melting pot of cultures has made Darwin into a foodie's haven with a great range of exotic cuisines and produce available. A great place to see what's on offer is at the city's famous markets. Perhaps the best market shopping in Darwin is at the Mindil Beach Markets, which overflows with irresistible foods, arts, crafts and more. These markets are held Thursday and Sunday nights between late April and late October.
Another highlight of Darwin is the city's sprawling harbour. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, Darwin Harbour is home to a fantastic range of bars and restaurants, shops, lagoons, parklands and bike paths. Head to the harbour in the afternoon for a swim before settling down to watch the sunset over a seafood dinner served alfresco. Alternatively, a great way to take in the sights of the harbour is on a sunset cruise.
A trip to Darwin is also great starting point to visit some of Australia's most prized natural treasures, including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, the Mary River Wetlands and Arnhem Land. These unique sites are home to some of Australia's most breathtaking scenery and also offer a chance to experience authentic aboriginal culture at its best.