Darwin’s boundaries are the glittering azure of the Timor Sea and luxuriant greens of rainforest and wetlands. The weather is tropical – always warm, sometimes humid and with lots of sunshine.

Using Darwin as the starting point you can find your way to art galleries 60 000 years old, thermal springs, roaring waterfalls and fizzing plunge pools. An Aboriginal cultural presence has left an indelible impression with spectacular rock galleries that are national treasures.

Darwin is a multicultural society and the array of award winning cuisine in Darwin is endless. The sheer variety, quality and range of reataurants in the city area is staggering for a city of its size. The choice is yours – whether you prefer fine dining in the city or overlooking Cullen Bay, or perhaps sampling local seafood in the Wharf precinct.

The Top End has become a melting pot of South East Asian and eauropean cultures – clearly evident when visiting the street markets that operate throughout the year in Darwin. Each market has its own special charm – from the suburban Sunday Markets at Nightcliff and Rapid Creek, to the hugely popular Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.