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Often called the gateway to the Top End – Northern Territory region of Australia, Darwin is a combination of a bustling city and a laid back beach town. It is also home to some of the biggest crocodiles on the planet and a melting pot of cultures and culinary choices. Darwin has a dry season from April – September and a wet season from October – March. If you visit during the dry season, the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius and humidity levels are relatively much lower than the rest of the year. This is a much better time to plan outdoor activities and explorations. If you visit during the late monsoon months from January – March, lush green landscapes, occasional afternoon thunderstorms, and fewer visitors are the highlights of that period. However from mid-October to late December, Darwin weather is extremely humid and most tourists find it a less pleasant time to visit.


Darwin flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Darwin found recently by users on momondo
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Jetstar
Jetstar
19 Feb.
CNS
Cairns airport
2h 35m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
24 Feb.
DRW
Darwin airport
2h 30m
CNS
Cairns airport
$199
Jetstar
Jetstar
20 Jun.
CNS
Cairns airport
2h 35m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
27 Jun.
DRW
Darwin airport
2h 25m
CNS
Cairns airport
$206
Jetstar
Jetstar
22 May
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 40m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
26 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$240
Jetstar
Jetstar
21 May
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 45m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
26 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$246
Jetstar
Jetstar
30 Apr.
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 45m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
04 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$251
Jetstar
Jetstar
18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
4h 30m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
23 Mar.
DRW
Darwin airport
4h 30m
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Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
$288
Jetstar
Jetstar
20 Jun.
CNS
Cairns airport
2h 35m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
27 Jun.
DRW
Darwin airport
2h 25m
CNS
Cairns airport
$206
Jetstar
Jetstar
19 Feb.
CNS
Cairns airport
2h 35m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
24 Feb.
DRW
Darwin airport
2h 30m
CNS
Cairns airport
$199
Jetstar
Jetstar
29 Jan.
CNS
Cairns airport
2h 35m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
01 Feb.
DRW
Darwin airport
2h 30m
CNS
Cairns airport
$298
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Jetstar
22 May
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 40m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
26 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$240
Jetstar
Jetstar
21 May
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 45m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
26 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$246
Jetstar
Jetstar
30 Apr.
ADL
Adelaide airport
3h 45m
DRW
Darwin airport
Jetstar
04 May
DRW
Darwin airport
3h 35m
ADL
Adelaide airport
$251

Which airlines fly to Darwin?

Direct domestic flights from various Australian cities to Darwin are available through Qantas Airways, Jetstar Airways, Fly Tiwi, Virgin Australia, Air North and Tigerair. Other airlines that also fly to Darwin include Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Philippine Airlines and Indonesia Air Asia.


How to get from the airport to Darwin city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Darwin along with the distance from the city centre
Darwin
5 km from city centre

Darwin International Airport (DRW)

Darwin International Airport is located in Eaton, 13 kilometres from the Darwin Central Business District (CBD). There are several options to travel from DRW to the Downtown Darwin.

Taxis

Several companies operate meter-based taxis right outside the terminal. You can expect to pay between $25.00 AUD – $30.00 AUD plus a $3.00 AUD surcharge for a trip from the airport to Darwin CBD district.

Shuttle Buses

Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service provides a 24 X 7 service from the airport to all city hotels and accommodations in Darwin CBD. You can pre-book this service via email bookings@darwinshuttleservices.com.au or by calling on 08 8947 3979. Prices start at $18.00 AUD for a one-way ride.

Buses / Charter

If you are travelling as a large group, Several companies such as Buslink, Coach Charters Australia, Grand Touring Coaches and Greyhound Australia provide a private bus or coach charter service from the airport to Darwin CBD.

Car Rental

The car rental counters are located at the Arrivals hall on the ground floor. You can also look for some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Darwin

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How to get around in Darwin?

You can get around Darwin city by renting your own vehicle or by using the coach services, public buses, or taxis. Buses operate 7 days a week and bus interchanges are located in Darwin City, Casuarina and Palmerston. You can use one of the major coach companies to travel between the urban and regional centres om comfortable air conditioned coaches. Routes, fares, and schedules vary by each operator and is best confirmed at the respective companies’ websites or with the visitor information centres. Taxis can be booked online or by phone or they can be hailed directly on the street. Flag Fall is typically at $4.40 AUD and subsequent rate is $1.54 AUD per kilometre with a waiting charge of $0.92 AUD per minute. However these rates may vary for different taxi companies. With a flat terrain and several bike paths, cycling is also a popular mode of transit in Darwin.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Darwin?

No visa is required for domestic travellers within Australia. For foreign nationals, please check the Australian Government Immigration website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Darwin

Things to do and places of interest in Darwin

  • Discover the incredible variety of wildlife in the Top End at the Territory Wildlife Park, a 45 minute drive from Darwin. A train runs between the attractions, which include a walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, aquarium, billabong and monsoon forest walk. The Flight Deck bird show is a highlight.
  • Book a 2.5 hours cruise on the May River Wetlands, which is home to the world’s largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles.
  • Make a day trip to Litchfield National Park to explore the rich greenery of Litchfield, see towering termite mounds and take a boat ride on the Adelaide River to spot huge crocodiles.
  • Join a 2 hour interpretive tour on the lands of Limilngan and Wulna, 45 minutes from Darwin through the Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours. You can learn about bush tucker and traditional medicine, try blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks, throw a spear and see basket and dilly bag making demonstrations.
  • Learn of Darwin’s important role in the dark days of World War II when you visit the Darwin Military Museum.
  • Go fishing at the Darwin Harbour or one of the many local rivers and estuaries or snorkel at the Berry Springs Nature Park.
  • Visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and which hosts street performers, musicians, craft stalls, and a large collection of international food stalls.
  • Watch live crocodiles or dare to cage swim with them at the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
  • Plan a picnic in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Tips and tricks for visiting Darwin

Darwin has more restaurants per head (of the population) than any other Australian city so there are plenty of options to enjoy a drink or a meal. Try some of the restaurants or cafes around Darwin Wharf Precinct, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Cullen Bay Marina or the Nightcliff Jetty.

*Flight prices to Darwin are based on prices for economy tickets found by momondo users during searches within the last 72 hours. These prices may no longer be available.