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100 McMinn Street, Darwin, 0800, Australia
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Darwin transport and other questions!

by idy

Hullo forum folks!

I'll be arriving in Darwin something in January on an early flight which lands at about 4am. I was wondering if I'd able to catch a $12 shuttle bus from the airport to the city at that time.

I need to arrive in the city at about 6am as I'm signed on for a tour that sets off at 6.30am.

Also, the tour I'm on will go to Kakadu and the surrounds and up to the Uluru though Alice Springs and Adelaide. I was wondering if I'll need a hat that has a fly net.

Your advice is very much appreciated.

Re: Darwin transport and other questions!

by lynnehamman

Safest bet is to take a txi to the city. 4am is an unearthly hour in any country.
For Kakadu- just take a normal hat and plenty of sunscreen. For night time- use a mosquito net when sleeping, and mosquito repellent.- (daytime use also)
Drink LOTS of water- its going to be hot. Enjoy the tour and welcome to Australia.

Re: Darwin transport and other questions!

by balhannah

The shuttle bus runs 24hours in conjunction with the flights. they wait until all the luggage has been claimed, then head off, the journey is only about 15mins.
Its up to you with the fly net hat, flys are bad, buy aerogard, bushman, rid or somthing like that as a repellant, that works fine, and you will need plenty of sunburn cream and water.

Re: Darwin transport and other questions!

by K.Knight

I agree with the above two posts.

A normal hat, sunscreen, insect repellent are a must.

I just hope your flight to Darwin is not delayed!

Travel Tips for Darwin

Darwin's Climate

by Mez77

The climate of Darwin is mainly tropical, with the dry months from May to September and the wet season from December to March..
Temperatures range from 25-33C (77-91F) in summer and 20-30C (69-88F) in winter.
The average rainfall 321mm (13 inches) in summer and 2mm in winter. The wet is almost unbearable in 'The Wet' when the humidity soars. Many people are know to go troppo during this time of the year. The dry is awesome, and when most of the tourists visit.

Banks in Darwin

by skatzcatz

the following Bank branches are located in Darwin and suburbs.

National Australia Bank
Westpac Banks

who needs them
who even cares
they do nothing
but hold our money
and give us infinite glares

who needs them
why must i
if i had my own way
there would be no banks
there would be no money
there would be nothing
but laughs, and plenty of honey

Darwin Stubbies: That’s not a beer, THIS is a beer

by tiabunna

There’s an Australian brewery advertisement saying “A big, big thirst needs a big, big beer…”. Throughout Australia, the ‘standard longneck’ beer bottle is 750ml (26 fluid ounces), while the normal ‘stubby” is half that at 375ml (13 fluid ounces). Back in 1958, the local Darwin brewery decided to meet the big, big thirsts of Territorians by putting beer in big, big bottles – of 2.25 litres (78 fluid ounces) known as “Darwin Stubbies”! As far as I can find out, these are the largest beer bottles in regular use anywhere, even though the capacity has now been reduced to 2 litres (just over 69 fluid ounces).

Truth be told, I didn’t see any anyone in Darwin actually drink from these, though I saw plenty of people drinking beer. No, they’re really just tourist items. If you have forgotten that essential souvenir for Uncle Fred, they may be just what you need provided you can pack them into your hand luggage, as they are available (second photo) from the airport departure lounge!

Litchfield National Park & Wangi Falls

by Mikebb

When visiting Darwin make the effort to visit Litchfield National Park which is 129km south of the city. Hire a car for the day and travel on sealed roads or should you prefer there are a number of day coach tours that provide an excellent service including visits to Tolmer,Florence and Wangi Falls. Coach tours are less than $100.

Litchfield was designated a National Park in 1986. It is the traditional home to the Aboriginal Wagait people and covers an area of 143 square km.

Travelling through the park you will see the huge Termite Mounds, the large mounds are called Cathedral Mounds and can rise to 10 feet or more, whilst the Magnetic Mounds are much smaller and resemble tombstones.

The crystal clear swimming holes attract most visitors into the water. We swam at Wangi falls and my only disappointment was everyone was in the water and no photo was taken of me sitting under the falls.

The Wangi Falls are easy to access with good pathways, few steps and no steep climb. Facilities at Wangi include parking, change rooms, and a cafe.

"Jurassic Plant"

by 1+1

Holmes Jungle is surrounded by wetlands and tropical woodlands. A common feature of the woodlands is the cycad which some people think is a palm tree. In fact, this plant form predates palm trees, and other flowering plants, by hundreds of millions of years. Hence the reference to "Jurassic".


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