Darwin, Australia’s only tropical city, isn’t as well known as Sydney or Melbourne but it’s most definitely worth a visit. Here there’s a very different pace of life to the busier and more touristy cities that Australia is famous for. Surrounded by rugged countryside, including Kakadu National Park and a selection of beautiful beaches. As well as an array of vibrant cultures, Darwin shows travellers a different side of Australia.
If we’ve persuaded you to give Darwin a go, you’re most probably wondering how to get things moving. The good news is that planning a trip to this amazing city doesn’t have to be stressful; it’s just a case of being organised. To make planning your trip easier, here’s what you need to do:
Get your plane tickets booked
The first step to spending some time exploring Darwin is to get your flights booked. Get an idea of the cost of your tickets and then spend some time working out when the best time to travel is. To give your trip that luxe feel, treat yourself to first class plane tickets. This will ensure that your flight is as enjoyable as possible.
The great thing about visiting Darwin is the city has its own airport, which means no lengthy or expensive transfer times. Even so, it’s still worth booking transfers to your hotel in advance; else you could end up waiting for hours for a taxi.
Choose your accommodation
Just like all major cities, Darwin has various accommodation options to choose from. There are hotels, villas, and all sorts of other options to choose from. Before you choose where to stay, take the time to do a little research. Use Tripadvisor to get an idea of all the best hotels, so that you can find a suitable one.
Three of the best hotels in the city are said to be the Hilton Darwin, Darwin Central Hotel, and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront. To find out more about these hotels, have a look at their websites – this should give you an idea of whether they’re suitable for you.
Plan your itinerary
Last, but not least, in preparation for your trip, you need to plan your itinerary. There are plenty of things to do in Darwin, from sunbathing on Mindil beach to exploring Territory Wildlife Park. Take your time browsing the different sights and attractions to get an idea of what you would like to see and do while you are there.
Once you know what you fancy doing, the next step is to create an itinerary. Write a list of everything that you want to see and do and then work out what you will do when. You may find that some activities only require half a day, so on those days, you can fit two things in. Having an itinerary in place is essential if you want to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
There you have it, everything that you need to do to make travelling to Darwin much more simple. Take the above tips on board and you can ensure that your trip to this tropical city goes without a hitch.
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