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Darwin. Pop. 120,900. Currency - Australian Dollar (AUD). Language - English. Time Zone GMT + 9.5 hour. Main airport Darwin International Airport (DRW). Best Time to go - the dry season from April to October. The wet season from October to March can be very unpredictable with cyclones and floods common. Darwin is the capital and largest city of Northern Territory, Australia. Darwin has a distinct dry and wet season and is known for spectacular lightning storms. During its history the city has been virtually rebuilt two times, after Japanese air raids during World War II and again after being destroyed by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Aboriginal people were the first inhabitants of the Darwin area. The first Europeans to visit this area were the Dutch in the 1600s to be followed by the British in 1839. Darwin experienced real growth when gold was discovered at Pine Creek, south of the city, in 1871. Along with gold Darwin has expanded its mining and energy industry and with zinc, bauxite, manganese and offshore oil and natural gas main components of this industry. Visitors to Darwin can travel by plane, sea, or by The Ghan, a tourist train that crosses the continent from Adelaide to Darwin. Intrepid visitors can also come by car via The Stuart Highway. Places to go include: Darwin Wharf Precinct; Adelaide River War Cemetery; Aviation Heritage Centre; Fannie Bay Gaol; Charles Darwin National Park; and Lake Alexander.

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Skycity Hotel Gilruth Avenue The Gardens Darwin

Combining the excitement of a casino with the beauty of the beach, this property caters for thrill seekers and sun seekers alike. Located on Mindil Beach, Sky City is a short drive from the Central Business District CBD and only a few steps away from the shoreline. The pool area of the hotel backs onto the beach and from the right angle the infinity-edge pool seems to flow straight into the ocean. Rooms are fresh and bright, with balconies overlooking the water and a business center for those with jobs to think about.

Skycity Hotel Gilruth Avenue The Gardens Darwin

Travel Darwin

Travel Darwin provides tourist information, tour options, accommodation and much more.

Darwin - wikipedia

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 120,900, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely peopled Northern Territory, but the least populous of all Australia's capital cities.

Darwin - wikitravel

Darwin is a small yet cosmopolitan city. People from more than 50 nations make up its population of 110,000 (approx). It is located on the Timor Sea (a branch of the Indian Ocean) in north-central Australia. Darwin is the tropical capital city of the Northern Territory.

Darwin City Council

Official City site with information on Council services, public notices, community information, maps and links to other organisations.

Darwin International Airport DRW

Darwin is Australiaís low fare gateway for travel to Asia and beyond. Whether itís a same day connection or a stopover, there are a range of destinations available including Bali, Singapore and Vietnam.

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