Escape the Southern Hemisphere winter and head to Darwin for the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown. During the Dry Season (our cooler months) the city is delightful, with blue skies, temperatures hovering in the low 30s during the day and mid-20s after dark and balmy breezes. It’s shorts and a singlet weather when the rest of the country are rugging up!
It’s also party season for the Top End with lots happening around town, particularly on Supercars weekend! Explore historic sites, see the work of local artists in Aboriginal art galleries, join a cultural event or activity, or try one of the many iconic nature and adventure activities on offer in the stunning tropical landscape of Northern Australia.
A visit to Darwin can be done without a car as well-located hotels, a hop-on/hop-off tourist bus, hosted day trips and the perfect temperature for walking make it easy to get around.
For all tourism information including accommodation, tours and what else is on visit https://northernterritory.com./
The CBD area features many accommodation options, ranging from a budget $40 hostel to a 5 star hotel with a swim up lagoon room at SKYCITY casino.
A taxi or Uber will cost between $30-40 to the city.
The event offers a free bus service from the Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston Interchanges and the timetable will be available here from March 2019. After a day of racing there’s free public buses back to the city for an extended night of celebrating or to your hotel and a good night’s sleep before continuing your Darwin adventure the next day
EXTEND YOUR TRIP
Want to get the most out of your journey to the Top End? June is the perfect time of year to explore this beautiful part of Australia. Here’s some recommended itineraries from our friends at Tourism Australia.
Make the most of your day in Australia’s northern-most capital city, and find out why Darwin really is your port to adventure.
This 24 hour itinerary will introduce you to the thriving Darwin Waterfront, give you a taste of the city’s culinary diversity and café culture, and introduce you to its local characters and most fascinating creatures. We will help you to glimpse its best views, find out more about its history, and catch one of its famous sunsets.
This 3 day Darwin itinerary will have you taking in the best of the city’s art, culture and culinary experiences, with some waterhole swims and wildlife encounters to boot.
Cool off at the Darwin Waterfront, immerse yourself in Aboriginal art and culture and get up close to some of the largest reptiles on the planet! Savour the city’s culinary delights while taking in Darwin’s iconic sunsets.
Sunshine and swimming
Cultural sites and crocodiles
Make the most of your three days to experience the diversity and beauty of Kakadu National Park.
Follow expert guides to discover ancient local Aboriginal art. Get up close and personal with the largest reptile on the planet and learn about native wildlife on a river cruise. Take to the skies to get a bird’s eye view of the park’s incredible floodplains and escarpment country. Learn the stories and traditions of Australia’s oldest living culture and finish off your days taking in Kakadu’s iconic sunsets.
Enviable Nature Shots
Once in a lifetime outback freedom
Cultural and unplugged
For a drive that highlights the best of the Top End, look no further than Nature’s Way. In five to ten days you can have an amazing adventure that links Darwin, Australia’s vibrant tropical capital city with the ancient cultural and natural wonders of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks.
This easy drive is completely on sealed roads with some great four-wheel drive side trips to take you to special spots in the lush northern tropics.
Immerse yourself in nature
A once in a lifetime adventure
A photographer’s dream trip