Can I travel to Darwin now?

Can I travel to Darwin now?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/02/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Darwin has sprung to life in recent years, ditching its reputation as a sleepy Top End town with nothing much going on. This is partly due to its incredible and incredibly-close national parks as well as its vibrant outdoors scene, with super fun festivals and delicious night markets occurring year-round!

To answer your question: yes, you can most certainly travel to Darwin now! Head to the Top End to experience events like the fabulous Darwin Festival and Mindil Beach Night Markets before heading out to the mesmerising Litchfield and Kakadu national parks.

Let’s take a closer look at why you definitely should travel to Darwin when you get the chance:

It’s an outrageously fun city

If you get to Darwin in the middle of the year, when the oppressive heat doesn’t bog the city down, you are sure to experience a taste of what makes Darwin such a fun and vibrant city.

With the amazing Darwin Festival drawing thousands of artistic and musical performers and the wealth of outdoor food markets permeating the city with the scent of high quality, global cuisine, Darwin is certainly a place where you can have a helluva lotta fun in lush, tropical climes!

Kakadu National Park

There is, hands down, nowhere else on Earth like Kakadu National Park. This gigantic wonderland has everything a national park needs to be considered one of the best in the world: towering peaks, stunning cascades, ancient rock art and gorgeous plunge pools, and so it should come as no surprise that it typically ranks at the top of Aussie travel’s must-do list!

Be sure to experience the likes of Nourlangie, where aeons-old rock art lines the walls, the gigantic Jim Jim Falls and the lush Gunlom plunge pool – possibly the world’s most beautiful natural pool.

Litchfield National Park

Whilst not as famous or anywhere near as big as Kakadu, Litchfield National Park is a wondrous treat in itself, with some of the most beautiful swimming spots you’re likely to find in Oz (outside of the Gunlom plunge, of course!).

Not only this, but the national park is famous for hosting some truly bizarre natural landmarks, with the likes of the Lost City and eerie termite mounds creating a strange juxtaposition to the park’s other beautiful sites!

So, as you can see, you can travel to Darwin now and you most certainly should travel to Darwin now…

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.