Darwin Vacations

Founded by John Lort Stokes during his third voyage aboard the Beagle in 1839, it's only fitting that Darwin exist in the conditions it does to this day. To say the population makeup of this coastal paradise is eclectic is an understatement, as there are thriving populations of residents from some fifty nations across the globe. The Australian ... Read more
National Trust has gone as far as stating that the unique population here has created a "multicultural icon of national significance." If Charles Darwin himself were still around, one has to imagine that he would appreciate diversity like this in a city touting his name. The city itself has a young and vibrant feel to it, and many of the 110,000 citizens are outdoor enthusiasts who take advantage of the area's great ocean and inland bounty. The attractions vary here as much as the census, as various cultural and natural attractions provide this little cosmopolitan haven with a huge list of possible things to do. One of Australia's most charming locales, Darwin is a great option to look into for a base from which to explore Northern Australia and the Indian Ocean.
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Pittsford (town), New York

This is the city to stay in if you are going to the Outback. We were not here long enough to take advantage of that. Nice compact city walkable from the port area, although it was very hot the day we were there. Free internet in the shopping area.

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Sydney, Australia

The capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin is a world away from Australia's other big cities. With a laid-back tropical feel, some gorgeous coastline, good food and decent attractions like the Botanic Gardens and MAGNT, it's a fun spot in its own right for a couple of days before you head off deeper into the Territory.

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Sydney, Australia

Hot, humid, damn hot. Very casual town, with a very young transient population.

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Klang, Malaysia

Darwin is a city which situated in Northern Territory Here got different races, different culture and many stories. Darwin have a lot of crocodiles and many countries also have Crocodile Theme Park like Malaysia. Darwin is special because they have Crcosaurus Cove.

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Melbourne

For adventurous trip and love to play with wild crocs, then this is perfect place to visit for some fun and excitement in the middle of the sea.

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Sydney, Australia

Darwin is nice relaxed and good places to see but in the heat is yukky. Something I will never get used to.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

Darwin is the jumping off point for many a national park in the area. Darwin itself is very much a touristy party town. Plenty of bars and places to eat and many tourist shops. A fun city with amazing surroundings.

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Brisbane

my hometown,darwin has it own unique features,a darwin thunderstorm,a darwin sunset,these are 2 things that are must see

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Venice, California, USA
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Make sure you get to Darwin and specifically to Kakadu National Park. Darwin is a fun and interesting city, but the highlight is really the parks around it. The Kakadu National park has amazing walking tracks, very interesting old Aboriginal rock art sites and some great 4wd tracks. If you have time, I would head west towards The Kimberley's, which are one of the untraveled gems of Australia.

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French Pass, New Zealand

: Blazing sunsets and sunrises! :)

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