Darwin has a wonderful vibe, with a young and multicultural population.
The average year round temperature is 32 degrees Celsius; the best time of the year to visit is during the ‘dry’ season from May to October. November to April is the ‘wet’ season, or the ‘troppo’ season as the locals call it, because some believe the high humidity sends people Troppo.
The Central business district is compact and best explored on foot. A bike path meanders along the esplanade that skirts the city and the harbour. It provides a great spot for you to photograph the glorious sunset.
Mitchell Street is the hub of Darwin nightlife, with a great range of pubs and nightclubs, the place to eat is Cullen Bay or you could try your luck at the Mindil Beach casino.
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is a must see for all visitors with 200 stall holders, musicians and street performers, it is the perfect spot for you to grab a bite to eat and watch the magnificent sunset over the Timor Sea.
If your are seeing yourself as being extremely adventourous on this visit try and hook up with a local "Hasher" club. Its a cool group that gets together in the "bush" to do a little run through the woods to meet up at a trailer with several kegs on it later where you tell stories, jokes and get to know each other out in the middle of nowhere.