Life’s an Adventure in Darwin

Capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is a tropical oasis with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its warm climate lends itself well to relaxing on the beach and working on your tan. You don’t have to go too far outside of town to find adventurous sporting activities, whether you’d like to swim with crocodiles or try your hand at deep sea fishing. With so much to see and do in the Northern Territory, looking for houses for rent in Darwin can provide you with a good home base for long-term stays. You’ll want to have plenty of time to explore the exotic markets of Darwin and get to know the wildlife of the nature reserves that surround it.

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin Convention Centre

Art and Culture in Darwin

Although Darwin’s population rests at only 110,000, residents come from over 50 different nations, making this one of the most culturally diverse regions in Australia. You can enjoy a stunning array of Asian-influenced cuisine, most notably in Darwin’s markets. The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are an attraction you’ll want to visit on a daily basis, once you catch a whiff of the fragrant curries and spicy noodle dishes offered at the market’s 60 food stalls. You’ll find everything from Sri Lankan to Turkish cuisine available here, which you can take out on the beach for a sunset-tinted supper. Street magicians and musicians entertain the crowd at this lively market, while you can find a more subdued yet no less diverse shopping experience at weekend markets in Parap and Nightcliff.

Tiwi Island sunrise

Tiwi Island sunrise

The area surrounding Darwin is one of the best places to explore aboriginal art and culture. You can attend events on the nearby Tiwi Islands, learning more about creation stories through traditional song and dance. Many visitors choose to use listings websites such as Homesales to find bargain self-catering accommodations right in the heart of the countryside. You can learn about Homesales and find the perfect location on the Tiwi Islands or in Darwin’s city centre for your stay. Darwin’s art scene includes small contemporary galleries as well as larger venues such as the Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory, which is rich with aboriginal culture.

Darwin’s Great Outdoors

Whether you prefer sailing, swimming, hiking, or communing with wildlife, you’ll find what you fancy in the tropics of the Northern Territory. You don’t have to go too far outside of Darwin to find a spectacular view. One of the best areas for bushwalking is in Litchfield National Park, with its 39 kilometre “Tabletop Track” hiking trail. Experienced walkers can brave the whole trail, passing through waterfalls, rock formations, and lush woodlands over a period of three to five days. The Tiwi Islands feature cultural walks, while those with an interest in bird watching can head to Mary River National Park to view diverse plumage in the billabongs.

Rocky Plain Tabletop Jagungal

Rocky Plain Tabletop Jagungal

Crocodiles are some of Australia’s most famous residents, and you’ll find one of the highest concentrations of them in the world in the rivers surrounding Darwin. If you’re feeling bold, you can take a crocodile tour along the Adelaide or Mary River, and get up close and personal with these fearsome creatures.

Whether you’re interested in wildlife, world-class markets, or outdoor adventures, you’ll find plenty of entertainment to keep you busy for a short or long-term stay in tropical Darwin.

Photo 1: Vintuitive, Photo 2: Kerryn Benbow , Photo 3: Jounama Window

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