Darwin During Wet Season: What To Expect

Darwin During Wet Season: What To Expect

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/13/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Experience the tropical city coming to life as you watch the breathtaking sunsets and electric storms.

Everyone loves travelling to Darwin during the dry season, but what about the wet season? The wet season, also known as the rainy season, is Darwin’s summer, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius and high humidity. The wet season is truly the best time to visit. It’s when nature comes alive with different wildlife, lush beauty, and the best storms.

If we’ve got your attention, here’s what you can expect in Darwin’s wet season.

Lots and Lots of Rain!

Darwin’s wet season expects a lot of rain, with tropical cyclones and roads being flooded. Darwin is also home to the best storms in Australia, with lightning cracking through the sky and loud thunder roaring. Don’t let this put you off from coming here though! There is plenty to do in the city, you’ll just need to prepare for the expected rain.

Fewer Travellers

The wet season usually has fewer people travelling to Darwin. Due to the flooding throughout the roads in the Territory, some roads close, stopping people from getting to the city. Additionally, there’s a lot of rain which people aren’t usually impressed with. So, if you’re someone who doesn’t mind the rain and wants fewer travellers, the wet season is best for you!

The Best Time To See Waterfalls

Waterfalls look their very best in the wet season. The heavy rainfall creates thundering waterfalls, so it’s certainly worth checking these out during this time of year.

If you head out to Litchfield and Kakadu, there are breathtaking waterfalls out that way to see. To see these waterfalls, you will need to go on a scenic flight, as the paths to see them are closed.

Beautiful Sunsets

Darwin sunsets are some of the best in Australia, but especially during the wet season. During this time of year, the huge clouds catch the beautiful sky colours during the sunset. You can expect to see all kinds of colours from reds, pinks, and oranges spreading throughout the sky. The best spots to watch a Darwin sunset include Mindil Beach, East Point, and Nightcliff Foreshore.

Great Wildlife Spotting

The wildlife in Darwin is remarkable, especially during the wet season. There are more sightings of crocodiles, birds, and frogs to name a few. Be croc-wise all year round in Darwin, but more so in the wet season as crocodiles are spotted in a lot of water areas.

Are you expecting to book a trip to Darwin soon? Check out awesome day tours to do during the wet season! You can experience Katherine Gorge, Litchfield, or a Darwin city tour!

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.