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Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, is located at the top of Australia where the weather is tropical and hot all year round. Darwin is a great location to hire a campervan from and take that long-planned road trip around the city as well as some of Australia's most famous national parks. Located on the coast, Darwin's population is approximately 136,245 and is actually situated on a harbour bigger than Sydney's. It is also the ancestral home of the Larrakia people.
Darwin's International Airport is located 13 kilometres from the city centre, just a 15-minute drive. The airport operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With its tropical climate, Darwin has two different seasons, the wet and the dry season. The wet season is throughout November to April and is typically high in humidity, has monsoonal rains and tropical storms. Average temperatures in this wet season are between 25-33°C. May to October is known as the dry season as the humidity levels are much lower with lovely sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures in the dry season range between 21-32°C. The best months to visit Darwin are January and February as you'll find sunny, hot days while afternoon storms provide a cool refreshment to the landscape and allow animals and plants to flourish. The rivers and waterfalls are the most beautiful at this time too.
Darwin was originally established as a pioneer outpost with a small harbour port. Darwin certainly has been through it's fair share of disasters as well.
The city has actually been rebuilt twice, once during World War I following a continuation of Japanese air raids, and then in 1974 following the mass destruction of cyclone Tracy.
As well as experiencing the rich culture of the Aboriginal people in Darwin, there's so many activities and things to do whether you're into adventure, nature, romance, family fun or the beach. There's something for everyone in Darwin and some popular tourist activities and sights you might like to consider include the Mindil Beach markets, the Military Museum, Skycity Casino, Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Gaol, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Bicentennial Park.
Darwin is the perfect place to hire a campervan and discover amazing scenery and famous landscapes of Australia. From Darwin, you can travel out to the red desert sands of Uluru, breathtaking gorges of Kakadu National Park or adventurous surrounds of Katherine.
Kakadu National Park is under 2 hours away from Darwin or if you want to settle in for a long road trip over several days– Uluru is 22 hours away by road. With large distances, depending on where you plan to travel to, Darwin is a great spot and the roads are generally in very good condition. As with any campervan trip in the Australian outback, be sure to pack lots of water, food, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable clothing that will keep you cool. It's good to be wary of animals when driving, particularly in the early morning and at dusk, as they commonly jump on or near the roads.