Darwin is a larger town in the northern part of the Northern Territory of Australia, at the coast of the Timor Sea. The city's climate is tropical monsoon climate and the average temperature in the area is about 26 C throughout the year. Most rain falls during the monsoon season from November to April. Darwin is regarded as Australia's place with the most thunderbolts, a single thunderstorm can produce more than 5000 thunderbolts. The city has also a museum, which is dedicated to the Second World War, the only Butterfly Farm of the Northern Territory, as well as a handful of historic buildings. The city also hosts crocodile cruises on the Adelaide River.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Darwin forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Darwin is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $76.20, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $202.31, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $37.01
- Hotel (3 stars): $56.98
- Hotel (4 stars): $87.52
- Hotel (5 stars): $125.81
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $8.75
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.45
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.89
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.33
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.23
Darwin has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 44.3 (weaker than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 61.6 (weaker than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 29.1 (weaker than United states average 42.1)
More information: Darwin safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent a car.
- Direction of traffic: In Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) the traffic is left-handed.
- Insurance: All rental cars tend to be offered with some form of insurance, but insurance policies rarely are very comprehensive, so make sure, if your travel insurance or your insurance covers damages on rental cars, before taking an additional insurance from a car rental company.
- Driving abroad / in the wider area: You can drive a rental car almost always everywhere without additional fees.