Famous for glorious sunsets, bustling beach markets, fantastic fishing and tropical sunshine all year round, Darwin is the capital of the vast Northern Territory and is renowned for its laidback lifestyle. Darwin is the ancestral home of the Aboriginal Larrakia people, and only became known as Darwin in the mid-19th century, after the HMS Beagle sailed into the harbour and first officer John Clements Wickham applied the name to honour his former shipmate Charles Darwin.
The tropical climate has wet and dry seasons but it’s never cold. Visitors to Darwin love the culture, arts scene and diverse tourist attractions by day and the active social scene by night. Whether you venture into the outback, see the oldest rock art in the world at Kakadu or build a boat made out of empty beer cans and join the annual Beer Can Regatta, Darwin will leave you smiling.