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Darwin

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Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia. Built on a cliff overlooking the city’s harbor, Darwin has a picturesque setting and an easygoing charm. Its skyline is mostly low-rise buildings with a smattering of skyscrapers in the center. The historical homeland of the Larrakia indigenous people, Darwin has developed over time into a multicultural city of about 130,000 inhabitants. Darwin is in Top End. With our international travel planner, Australia vacations can be built around trips to Darwin and other destinations in Australia.
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Message from Tourism Australia
Welcome to the Northern Territory's unhurried capital, Darwin, with its balmy nights, colourful characters and outdoor adventures. Darwin may be laid-back but it could never be described as dull. As well as markets, crocodiles and cruises, you'll find strong Aboriginal cultures here, as evidenced by the array of languages spoken in the streets, and the vibrant Aboriginal art that fills the city's galleries and museums. The city's proximity to Asia means you'll also find strong Asian influences, especially in the energetic food scene and night markets.