Darwin: Best City to Visit in 2012

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Darwin is one of the world's top 10 cities to visit in 2012. The city was featured in recently-released Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012. According to Lonely Planet, one of the world's leading publishers of travel guide books, Darwin is the triumph of Australia’s Top End. Darwin, being right at the Top End, is a gateway to several southeast Asian countries.

 

Darwin is the capital of the largest Australian mainland territory. It is perched on a peninsula with sea on three sides. Thus, the city is an excellent base to expore the natural attractions of Kakadu National Park , Nitmiluk National Park , and the Tiwi Islands .Gorges, a kaleidoscope of rainforests, termite mounds, wetlands, and waterfalls are waiting for visitors to be discovered in numerous national parks.


Bicentennial Park is a great place to have a picnic while watching the sunset.

Bicentennial Park is a great place to have a picnic while watching the sunset.


Lake Alexander is an ideal spot for swimming all year round. The lake is also popular for picnics and barbecues.

Lake Alexander is an ideal spot for swimming all year round. The lake is also popular for picnics and barbecues.


The northernmost capital city in Australia has a pumping nocturnal scene and world-class wilderness areas just down the road.

The northernmost capital city in Australia has a pumping nocturnal scene and world-class wilderness areas just down the road.


Darwin has blue skies and warm weather all year round.

Darwin has blue skies and warm weather all year round.


Visitors can explore the arts and crafts at Mindil Beach Sunset Market.

Visitors can explore the arts and crafts at Mindil Beach Sunset Market.


or visit Aquascene and befriend the fish.

or visit Aquascene and befriend the fish.


Darwin has a colorful history which has contributed to its cultural diversity. The 100,000 population is made up by over 50 nationalities. The cultural benefits of such a melting pot are experienced through the annual calendar of festivals and events. They city also has a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and party nights.


The Aviation Heritage Centre has an impressive collection of aircraft.

The Aviation Heritage Centre has an impressive collection of aircraft.


Darwin Wharf Precinct was a target for Japanese bombs.

Darwin Wharf Precinct was a target for Japanese bombs.


Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival


Picnic area located Charles Darwin National Park

Picnic area located Charles Darwin National Park

 

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This article was published on 2011/11/28