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Beautiful palm trees and sunsets on a Darwin holiday

Darwin holidays are perfect for a laidback outback adventure in sunny Australia.

The harbour city of Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and can be found on the northern coastline of this vast nation. It is a melting pot of not only aboriginal and Australian residents, but also many other nationalities that holiday and reside here.

Sitting in an area known as the Top End, holidays in Darwin are about soaking up the sun and the Australian lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. The attitude and lifestyle in Darwin is laidback - something you often find in small cities that lounge under blue skies and bright sunshine.

Darwin is the perfect base from which to explore some of the treasures of the Northern Territory, of which there are many.

Most visitors will know about the state's Red Centre, where Uluru, or Ayers Rock, and Alice Springs can be found. But visitors in the know will want to explore even more in “Crocodile Dundee country”. There's Kakadu National Park, for example, where waterfalls, wetlands and huge rock formations dot the landscape. The famous Yellow Water Billabong can also be seen here, and if you're lucky you'll spot a crocodile from the safety of your boat tour.

 Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat in Darwin, AustraliaNot far from Kakadu is Bamurru Plains, a small slice of the great Australian bush. Arnhem Land is also a short trip from Darwin; this part of the country features amazing beaches and truly stunning coastline.

Other places that are worth a visit include beautiful Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park, where Australian nature can be seen at its very best, plus Tennant Creek and Litchfield National Park.

Wherever you travel near Darwin, you can catch the sound of the didgeridoo on the breeze as you marvel at ancient aboriginal rock art or splash about in the waterfalls.

The city is filled with good hotels, great restaurants and plenty of shops. Holidays in Darwin are suitable for families, groups and couples, and you can fly direct into Darwin International Airport (DRW).

To find holidays to Darwin, use the search tool on TravelSupermarket. You can compare prices and book your dream Darwin break today.

Weather

It doesn't really matter that the Australian seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere, as Darwin rarely sees temperatures dropping below 28C. Rainfall is highest in the summer months of January, February and March.

Events

Anniversary of the bombing of Darwin; February: War arrived on the Australian mainland for the first time on February 19th 1942. The attack is re-enacted every year in Bicentennial Park to remember those that lost their lives. 

Bass in the Grass; May: This popular music festival is the largest in the state and draws many music lovers and a host of top Australian acts.

Pine Creek Goldrush Festival; June: Rush to nearby Pine Creek to pan for gold at this annual festival that celebrates the mining heritage of the area.

Darwin Cup; July/August: Fannie Bay Racecourse is the place to be in July and August for the popular Darwin Cup. There is plenty on besides horse racing.

Darwin Festival; August: There are 18 days of arts and culture to be savoured during this annual event. International musicians and comedians are in the line up alongside dance, music and other performances. The city is buzzing during this time.