With a population of over 130,000, Darwin offers a diverse melting pot of cultures, being home to people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. Indigenous culture is an important part of Darwin’s landscape, with the traditional owners the Larrakia people, an essential part of the community.
Culturally, Darwin has evolved from a relaxed regional centre to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city. Whether it’s fine-dining or shopping, the Waterfront, the markets or the beach-side casino, Darwin offers plenty to enjoy and indulge in. Considered Australia’s gateway to world-class nature and cultural activities and experiences, Darwin is the place to get outdoors. Whether you want to enjoy fresh seafood or go fishing for it yourself, the options are endless.
There are a variety of accommodation options available for a stay in this vibrant harbour city, from hostels, to resorts, to five-star hotels. Darwin is only a three to four-hour flight from most Australian capital cities and closer to Asia than any other capital city in Australia.