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Darwin

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Things to do: museums, beaches, sightseeing

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia. Built on a cliff overlooking the city’s harbor, Darwin has a picturesque setting and an easygoing charm. Its skyline is mostly low-rise buildings with a smattering of skyscrapers in the center. The historical homeland of the Larrakia indigenous people, Darwin has developed over time into a multicultural city of about 130,000 inhabitants. Use our world travel planner: Darwin and all its delights await.
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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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