Darwin - In the far north of Australia's Northern Territory lies Darwin, the smallest of the country's regional capitals. It is a place full of history, recreational opportunities, and numerous interesting activities. It is relatively secluded, but there are few places that provide such an opportunity for viewing wildlife and Australia's unique outdoors.For beach lovers, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts, Darwin is worth a visit.
Regardless the time of year, Darwin maintains a consistent temperature of about 30 to 33 Degrees Celsius (86 to 91 Degrees Fahrenheit). The 'Wet Season' runs from October to March.
Indo-Pacific Marine is a unique aquarium that houses a variety of sea-life, including coral. The Marine is filled with small tanks, and each of these represents a separate ecosystem. A full living coral reef is one of the most impressive displays here.
Darwin Crocodile Farm
Located 30 minutes outside Darwin in Noonambah is the Darwin Crocodile Farm. Over 8, 000 crocodiles and alligators reside at the farm, and they are kept in as natural a habitat as is possible. Snowy Mcarthur, the world's largest white saltwater crocodile at over 4 metres long, resides here.
Darwin is surrounded by numerous beaches, but it is important to note that between October and May swimming is out of the question. This is due to the large amounts of extremely dangerous box jellyfish in the waters. Throughout the rest of the year, swimming in Darwin is great, and there is no shortage of beaches to pick from: Mindil, Vestey's and Mandorah are just a few. The area also provides some excellent scuba diving opportunities.
Howard Springs Nature Park
Howard Springs Nature Park was the first Reserve in the Northern Territory. It is 283 hectares, featuring an impressive diversity of habitats, including monsoon forests, riverine areas, and extensive swamp systems. Crocodile-free swimming is offered here, and the swimming hole is located in a scenic area of the park that is surrounded by a lush forest.