Locals at Mindil Markets in Darwin © Tourism NT/Nick Pincott

Mindil Beach, Darwin, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Nick Pincott

Felix Preval’s guide to Darwin

Group of friends enjoying the Sunset at De La Plage in Darwin © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Sunset at De La Plage, Darwin, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

When to go

Darwin has two distinct seasons: the wet (November to April) and the dry (May to October). The dry is the cooler season, while the wet brings spectacular lightning storms. 

Fresh produce at Rapid Creek Markets in Rapid Creek in the Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Rapid Creek Markets, Rapid Creek, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Friends enjoying a meal at Little Miss Korea restaurant in Darwin © Tourism NT/Nick Pincott

Dining at Little Miss Korea, Darwin, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Nick Pincott

Beer garden area at Darwin Railway Club in Darwin © Darwin Railway Club

Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, Northern Territory © Darwin Railway Club

Did you know?

Darwin came under attack during World War II. You can learn more at the Darwin Military Museum.

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Performer on stage at Darwin Festival 2019 in Darwin © Darwin Festival/Duane Preston

Darwin Festival 2019, Darwin, Northern Territory © Darwin Festival/Duane Preston

Sunrise in the dining area at The Rozak House in Lake Bennett in Darwin © The Rozak House

The Rozak House, Lake Bennett, Darwin, Northern Territory © The Rozak House