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Darwin

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities. The area has a tropical wet dry climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons. Almost every day is warm and sunny in the dry season. The wet season is associated with tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. The temperature varies from an average high of 32 degrees in summer, to an average high of 17 degrees in winter.

The Larrakia people are the original inhabitants of the area. John Clements Wickham sailed into Darwin Harbour on September 9, 1839 and named the region ‘Port Darwin’.

The city has a number of beaches. The most popular are Casuarina Beach and Mindil Beach. Saltwater crocodiles are very common in all of Darwin's waterways, so it is encouraged that you only swim in waterways that are deemed safe. Swimming is generally banned throughout the months of October to May due to the deadly box jellyfish. The iconic fish of the region is barramundi and fishing is a common recreation.

Darwin runs a bus network, which provides transport to the main suburb of Darwin at an affordable price. The Darwin International Airport also shares its runways with the Royal Australian Air Force’s RAAF base.

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