The Northern Territory’s tropical capital city is far from a concrete jungle. It boasts a beautiful harbour, interesting WWII history and delicious Asian-influenced food.
With a population of close to 150,000, Darwin was discovered in 1839 by Scottish explorer John Lort Stokes. It was also named after his former shipmate − none other than famous naturalist Charles Darwin.
During WWII, the city became a pivotal army base for the Allies in their Pacific fight against the Japanese.
Today, it is known as the Top End’s regional centre and Australia’s rainiest and northernmost capital city.