Tourist and holiday information for Darwin

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory which is one of Australia’s most important tourist destinations. Most international tourists enter through the Darwin international airport which has many arrivals and departures daily from a number of international destinations. From Darwin it is easy to start an extended holiday to see some of the states iconic tourist attractions. You can fly direst from Darwin to Ayres Rock or Alice Springs or you can take a day tour to either Litchfield or Kakadu National Park. Darwin is also the base for many of the major campervan and motor home rental companies. It is the ideal place from which to start an Australian touring holiday. Darwin is also the northern terminus for the "Ghan" which is the passenger train that traverses Australia from south to north and it provides another great alternative for those wanting to tour through Australia.Darwin has a comprehensive range of accommodation ranging from Luxury accommodation along the esplanade and incorporating local hotels, apartments and resorts.

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Darwin is a vibrant modern city. On Christmas Eve in 1974 cyclone Tracy completely destroyed the city and it has since been rebuilt to superior building standards. There are many new resorts and Darwin hotels along the waterfront providing excellent accommodation for the visitor. There are also many historic points of interest around Darwin that are worth seeing. During the second world war, the Japanese dropped more bombs on Darwin than they did on Pearl Harbour and the evidence of bomb shelters and the like can still be seen today. Darwin is also famous for the Mindil Beach markets which are open Thursday and Sunday nights and are a great place to visit for food, crafts and entertainment.

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Darwin has many day trips on offer. Coaches leave daily for tours to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park or to see the jumping crocodiles along the Adelaide River. Fishing charter boats can take you to the Tiwi Islands or on great fishing tours. Darwin is also the jumping off point for a number of air tours. Due to the vast distances in the Northern Territory, some of its attractions are almost inaccessible. Places like the Coburg Peninsular, Gove and Borroloola are best accessed by air as the roads are poor, sometimes impassable and distances are extremely long. Air touring also gives you that special view that only it can provide.

Darwin is a great place for a holiday or a fantastic jumping off point for that special vacation into the great outback of Australia. So choose your Darwin hotel from this website.

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