Does it get cold in Darwin?

Does it get cold in Darwin?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/18/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Darwin is a city that has exploded in popularity in the past few years.

Darwin Saltwater Crocodile

Known for its stunning wildlife both in and outside of the city, Darwin has become a must-visit for travellers from across the world, eager to check out nearby national parks like Kakadu and Litchfield.

Darwin experiences a tropical climate, with hot, monsoonal summers and mild, dry winters. The months of June and July are typically the coolest and driest, with temperatures rarely exceeding minimums of 14 °C.

Given that this is as cold as it gets in Darwin, it is fair to say it is not a “cold” place, especially if you’re from a part of the world that experiences much cooler temperatures! Darwin typically ranges from mild and dry to hot and stormy, and this is partly what makes it such a draw for fun-loving tourists.

So, now that we’ve covered the weather in Darwin, let’s get stuck into some of the awesome things you can do in and around this unique tropical city.

  • Explore Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park is a truly miraculous place with some of the most awe-inspiring nature walks this side of the massive country that is Australia. Traverse monsoonal rainforest before cooling off in one of the national park’s swimming holes or waterfalls as well as check out the massive sandstone outcrops that make up the Lost City.

    If you’re heading to Darwin, chances are you already had this on your list, but we thought we would get you pumped for it, anyway.

  • Meander around markets

    Darwin’s food culture has really sprung up in the past few years, thanks in part to its wonderful produce and diverse population. The awesome thing about this is the markets: from the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets to the suburban food markets of Rapid Creek, Parap, Palmerston, Nightcliff, Malak and Coolalinga, there is something in Darwin to satisfy every taste bud.

  • Have a good time at the Waterfront Precinct

    This is a place the whole family can enjoy: a sprawling section of Darwin’s waterfront where happy locals and travellers swim in saltwater lagoons and wave pools. There are plenty of restaurants and taverns, as well as gorgeous parklands and views of nearby Darwin harbour.

  • And so much more…

    Even these awesome activities simply don’t do the city justice. There are crocodiles, more national parks, sunset harbour cruises – anything you could want for a relaxing tropical getaway.

Related article: How have crocodiles survived for so long?

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.