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Darwin has been described as a ‘tropical savanna’ with two seasons, wet and dry. Some struggle with the humidity and describe the city as warm and unpleasant.

There are crocodiles, blue bottles and warmth in the ocean that some find unsettling. However, there are pros of this city that are unparalleled. Bluey Rock Pools, Wangi Falls and the gateway to Kakadu National Park cannot be overlooked. Darwin is a taste of Australia like no other, both visually and spiritually.

Darwin Australia
Darwin is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and the gateway to Kakadu National Park.

Accommodation is very affordable and closer than Perth to Asia (2 hours and 42 minutes flight). Darwin is a gateway that many choose to explore for education and its unique geography and culture.

Darwin Affordability

Average rent per room Darwin (Q2, 2019)
Apartment $AUD
Share House $AUD

Rental affordability in Darwin is reasonable compared with the major cities, but the cost of living is generally much higher (The 5th most expensive city in Australia).

Kakadu National Park
Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20000 square kilometres.
Uluru Kata
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia. The park is home to both Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Darwin Weather

Darwin is uncomfortably warm year-round, with a dry season Apr–Oct. The wet season (Nov–Apr) can bring endless rain and flooding between Jan–Mar.
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