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If you ask a local when is the best time to visit Darwin, most will say in the rainy season (October to March). Then everything is lush, there is no dust, the Barramundis bite the best and all tourists are gone. 

The reasons why there are not many tourists at this time are that most of the roads in the National Parks are impassable, it is not possible to swim in the Ocean due to the poisonous box jellyfish and the humidity is quite high. It is also the season for cyclones. 

The best time to visit Darwin is the end of the rain season or the beginning of the dry period (May). By this time the rain has stopped and humidity is reduced but everything is still lush. The temperature in Darwin is approx. 30 to 33°C all year around. 

If you are interested in street festivals, than you should come and visit in August and see the ‘Festival of Darwin’ and the ‘Beer Can Regatta’. At the Beer Can regatta, only boats made from beer cans can be registered to race

Darwin was almost completely destroyed by cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day 1974. Tracy raged over Darwin for about 4 hours and is one of the greatest natural catastrophes in the history of Australia. 

Darwin can be easily explored on foot. The city center is located at the end of the peninsula, and all things that are worth seeing surround the central shopping Mall Smith Street Mall within a radius of two blocks. The airport is situated about six km north of the city center. There are buses and taxis to the city.


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