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4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by Magsf


Is it possible to leave the airport and see a little of Darwin, with only a 4 hour stopover? We will be arriving from Brisbane and connecting with a Bali flight.

Many Thanks Magsf

Re: 4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by earthflyer

might be a lot of hassle with security just 4 hours I would stay put.

Re: 4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by cgf


Re: 4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by BesarRahasia

Depends on check in times for International Flights,(2 or 3 hours before departure) If you go out, then you have to go through everything again, so only 4 hours probably not worth it as first poster says

Re: 4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by Magsf

Thanks Guy's

Ah well it was worth asking as we will be booked on at Brisbane right through to Bali I thought we might have been able to leave the airport.

Thanks anyway.

Re: 4 hr stopover in Darwin Airport

by margaretmcguffin

I don't think four hours is enough time to get into Darwin and see the city. Unless you have gone through customs and immigration in Brisbane, your time will be taken up by this in Darwin airport. If youare able to leave the airport, get a taxi to take you for a quick drive around the city, beaches and harbour. There will not be enough time for anything else such as shuttle buses or tours.

Tours and Accommodation Specialists- Travel North

by adaman

Yes, There is a lot of exotic places around Darwin -- Especially Katherine and Litchfield.. Top end would make for a memorable visit -- If you can spend a tad xtra time you won't regret missing the places. Gud Luck bro..

Travel Tips for Darwin

Darwin Stubby

by ValbyDK

You must try a Darwin Stubby... Two litres of beer...

It's mostly a tourist gimmick - and a quite expensive beer. The beer is not served at the local pubs, but you can buy it at groceries stores or souvenir shops in Darwin.

I was told that the Darwin Stubby is the biggest beer bottle in the world.

Current Darwin

by tiabunna

I’ve mentioned in my 'Introduction' page that Darwin sprawls. That results partly from the city’s layout. The old part of the city is on the peninsula near the wharves, and several suburbs are nearby. But substantial amounts of land are occupied by defence facilities and the airport is to the north – so the suburbs continue beyond the airport and a new suburban area, called Palmerston, is situated away to the east.

After the havoc caused by Cyclone Tracey, most suburban housing is relatively new, though some older style houses have been rebuilt with appropriate reinforcement should another large cyclone come along. The suburbs seem to be expanding with the population, but what really struck me was the booming construction of inner-city apartments. These would have been unimaginable only a few years ago, but I presume they are a reflection of affluence resulting from the resources boom in the Territory, coupled with changing lifestyles which place more emphasis on social interaction than on the traditional “house and garden”. Alongside the city, a new prestige area has sprung up around the marina at Cullen Bay (14 on the map). Meanwhile, both the government and private developers are spending heaps to develop the area between the city and the old wharves for ‘harbourside living’.

Main photo: Darwin map
Second photo:New apartments springing up
Third photo:Old and new Darwin
Fourth photo:Upmarket mansions, Cullen Bay marina
Fifth photo:New Cullen Bay apartments loom over the marina.

The Bombing of Darwin

by robertgaz

On Mitchell Street you will come across this plaque commemorating the first ever air raid on the Australian mainland on 19th of February 1942. Darwin felt the full brunt of two devastating air raids.

The same force that destroyed Pearl Harbour 10 weeks earlier dropped twice as many bombs on an unprepared Darwin. Nearly 300 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

Hidden Valley V8's

by skatzcatz

For a taste of V8 motorsports head to the Valley for the annual V8 race. held in May or June every year, its a weekend event not to miss. just remember the sunscrean, money and dont drink and drive. Or as they say your a bloody idiot....


by balhannah

A good place to see termite mounds is at Litchfield National park, Batchelor. There are Magnetic mounds and Cathedral termite mounds. The Magnetic mounds have their thin edges pointing north, south, east and west, this helps keep the Termites cool inside.
There is an information noticeboard for you to read and Toilets.


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