Darwin – The Last Outpost
Darwin is the largest city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. Originally a pioneer outpost, the city now serves as an important economic link with Indonesia and East Timor. Modern railway network and highways connect it to Port Augusta in the South. A railway line also connects Darwin, Alice Spring and Adelaide via the legendary railway, the Ghan.
Despite its remoteness, tourism is the main economy of the city offering more than 14,000 jobs to the residents of Northern Territory. While there are several parks in the area, travelers come to enjoy its fishing season and outdoors. The city is also one of few places on earth where Saltwater Crocodiles and Box-Jellyfish roam freely in the water. However, adequate safety measures are enforced to offer travelers a safe and rewarding swimming experience.
The main tourist season runs from April to September when extreme heat is easily tolerable. It is also the best time to catch the iconic Barramundi fish. For beach-lovers, Casuarina provides miles of unspoiled sandy beach. To attract tourists in the off-season, Mindil Beach is known to offer year-round festivals including celebrations of Chinese New Year and religious events of other communities. Interesting events such as Darwin beer-can regatta and World Solar Challenge also attracts horde of visitors.