Travel Destination Darwin
Multicultural, Modern, Tropical – Travel Destination Darwin is the Regional Centre for Northern Australia
Darwin is a modern Australian city, an island of civilization in the “Top End” of Australia. The rest of the expanse of this immense area is a land of mystery, a land of intriguing natural features from waterfalls to wetlands, wide open spaces and a full tropical environment merging gradually into the red deserts of the interior of Australia.
It is still rugged and undeveloped outside of Darwin and the other towns of the area, and presents an opportunity to experience nature first hand unlike any other in the world. The downtown looks over the Harbour, being built on a low bluff. The Esplanade runs between downtown and the water, creating a well used open space for public activities. The population of Travel Destination Darwin is about 150,000.
The first British settlement in 1869 was named Palmerston, and the city was renamed Darwin in 1911. The trans Australia telegraph line was completed in 1872 and this linked the remote city to the rest of Australia and the world. In 2003, the railway was completed from Alice Springs to Darwin. Darwin is a modern city, having been almost completely rebuilt twice – once after the bombing raids by the Japanese in WW2 (more bombs were dropped on Darwin than Pearl Harbour, killing 243 people), and again after Cyclone Tracy devastated the city on Christmas Day 1974, killing 71 and absolutely flattening just about everything.
The climate is one of Tropical Savannah, with a definite Wet and Dry Season. The annual rainfall is 1,731 millimetres (68 inches). The Wet Season runs from October to April, with April and October being “shoulder” months. Less rain, but still getting pretty wet. It does not rain every day in the Wet Season, though most days are humid and overcast. The Dry Season runs from May to September. this is the best time to visit if you have the option. Being so close to the Equator, Darwin has a steady, hot climate. The daytime temperature during the year varies only between 30 and 32 deg. C (87 – 90 deg. F).
The hottest month is November, just before the onset of the serious part of the Wet Season. During Summer (the Wet) you can expect average daily highs of 32 C (89 F), and overnight lows averaging 25 C (77 F). In the Winter (the Dry) expect average daily highs of 31 C (87 F) and overnight average lows of 19 C (67 F). During “The Wet”, Darwin is treated to amazing lightning displays, particularly during the evenings.
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