Concealed Gems Of Darwin
Posted: Dec 20, 2018
Watch of the North!
The capital city of the sparsely-populated Northern Territory also serves as Top End’s regional centre. Darwin bounded by the shallow Timor Sea is ideally seated commanding a view of the splendid harbour. The largest city of the Northern Territory acts as the nexus between the largest and smallest continent. The hydrocarbon reserve surrounding Top End's regional centre is the whys and wherefores of the dispute over Timor Sea between the erstwhile countries of the supercontinent, Gondwana! It affected local life to the extent and tourism started to take a hit! It took some time for the entire industry to recover from it after which a significant increase was seen in the number of tours to Darwin city.
The city, events & tour sites of Darwin
This eccentric city of Australia experiences aberrant tropical climate with a wet and dry season. Not to mention the spectacular lightning displays and monsoon downpours that are something you get to see only in the Northern City. If you are planning to visit Darwin for a calm & cozy vacation, come down during the dry season and feel privileged to be welcomed by clear skies and mild sea breezes, topped by a tranquil harbour.
Darwin has to its name amazing events and festivals that are perfectly scheduled throughout the year and brimming with the perfect ingredients for a continual rollicking atmosphere. Witness the rare firework spectacle on the first of July that marks the Territory Day celebrating unique lifestyle, culture and anniversary of self-governance> not only that, it is the only day of the year, other than New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year, when fireworks are permitted.
Witnessing the extravagant display of fireworks illuminating the skyline over the white sands of Mindil Beach is what makes everything about Territory Day special. Tourists and natives flock to Mindil Beach on this auspicious day to commemorate the tradition and lifestyle. Visit and enjoy the intriguing events featuring local performing artists, food, souvenirs, clothes and the very-famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
Unexplored treasure of the NT called nature!
Darwin city, laced with the rich culture and heritage of Northern Territory is a perfect place to chill out. Skip the routine behavior of tourists to cover maximum attractions in a minimum time and follow the agenda of spending quality time exploring inner and off-the-beaten-track locations. If not your cup of tea, explore this famous garden:
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
An area populated by lush gardens covering 42 hectares of amazing flora, this garden was established in 1886 for testing the suitability of economically-important plants in the tropics. The garden has an exclusive collection of ornamental plantings and unique collection exhibiting African-Madagascan trees. It also features the largest ornamental fountain, tree house and playground offering a refreshing, safe and shady retreat for parents and children alike, also serving as the ideal picnic location. Relax under the canopy of rain trees and tall palms or go in search of the splendiferous waterfall or be captivated by century-old plants.
The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens also has an amazing collection of monsoon flora like mangroves, Tiwi Islands wet forests, monsoon vine thicket and some plant species found on the Arnhem Land escarpment. The gardens also have an assortment of native and tropical plants including palms, adansonia, cycads gingers and heliconias.
The garden nested in the heart of the city can be best experienced by going on a fun-filled Segway tour of Darwin exploring its best-kept secrets.
Charlotte Maxwell traverses the world during her free time, taking her to various exotic places, ticking off her travel bucket list one by one.