Oh my jesus this place was hot. We were there at the end of the dry season. I’d love to see Kakadu in the wet season, but after suffering so badly in the dry season I fear I wouldn’t be able to stand the weather!
That said, Darwin’s a nice enough little place. Youngish population (lots of tourists and an army presence) seems to have led to its few main downtown streets being correspondingly full of bars and nice little cafes with outdoor patios. It’s on the ocean, but you won’t be able to swim in the surf at certain times of year because of saltwater crocodiles. Still, bay views are nice (especially at the tail end of a 14-day interior trek, which is my experience!).
If visiting, choose somewhere with access to a pool and you’ll be good. :)over 4 years ago