Study and work in a tropical city, with World Heritage National Parks close by and at the gateway to Asia
Darwin is the capital and the most populated city of the Northern Territory of Australia and its proximity to Asia makes it the gateway between Australia and other countries such as Indonesia and East Timor.
A vibrant and cosmopolitan city with an incredible mixed of Asian culture and colonial architecture that has evolved from a small port to a modern and multicultural city.
From Darwin you can take a dream trip like going on a cruise through the mangroves, night trips to see the fluorescent coral or visit the Aboriginal lands of Ubirr.
In short, Darwin is the perfect place to learn English and communicate with people and a unique culture.
What not to miss…
- See up close and also feed one of the most scary animals, the crocodiles, visiting Crocosauruscove.
- Go to Darwin Festival , which includes dance, theatre, music and films.
- Discover the Top End´s amazing wildlife of the Territory Wildlife Park only 45 minutes from Darwin.
- Go on an excursion to Litchfield Natural Park and swim near the waterfalls or sail in Adelaida river.
- Travel through the history in order to know Darwin´s important role in the Second World War while visiting Darwin Military Museum.
- Try the Asian tastes and go shopping to Mindil Beach Sunset street market, opened from May to October.
- Enjoy a lovely evening in the pubs located in Mitchell Street that offer live music performances.
Darwin is characterized by its two seasons: wet and dry
The wet season runs from November to April in which storms and monsoon rains occur daily, with temperatures between 25ºC and 33ºC. The dry season, from May to October, has hot and sunny days with temperatures between 21ºC and 32ºC.
An Interesting Fact
Just like the Phoenix, the city of Darwin has risen from its own ashes many times. During the Second World War, the city was attacked by Japanese planes causing many deaths and serious damage to the infrastructure of the city.
Years later, in 1974, it was hit by Cyclone Tracy causing the destruction of 70% of the buildings and the evacuation of 30,000 people. After the disaster, the city was rebuilt and has become a modern city.
Discover more about Darwin – Tourism Australia