Nestled at the northern tip of Australia, Darwin is the main city of the Northern Territory, with a population of more than 130.000 inhabitants. It is also one of the most isolated towns in Australia, the nearest town being Broome almost 2,000 kilometres away.
Darwin's geographical location, in the subtropical zone, also makes it very prone to bad weather: the months of January and February witness severe storms and floods. So prefer the dry season, from May to October, to visit northern Australia.
Darwin is ideal for a stay of a day or two: stroll through these pleasant pedestrian alleys, take an interest in the aboriginal art very present in this region of Australia, and enjoy the party offered by the street of hotels, Mitchell Street.
But Darwin is above all the starting point for a beautiful journey through the lush landscapes of this part of Australia.
Pick up your van or motorhome early in the morning, before heading south. You can also opt for a 4x4 rental instead, as some roads in northern Australia are only accessible to this type of vehicle.
The national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are among the unmissable places of a stay in North Australia. After a short stroll, you will not be able to resist swimming in one of the many waterfalls present in these parks.
You can also take the Stuart Highway, the highway that will take you to South Australia. Next stop, Alice Springs, and at the very end of Adelaide Road, Australia's southernmost city.