Darwin is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia. Comprised of individuals with citizenship in over 56 countries, you will be able to find everything in Darwin. From a lively urban scene to a mellow country vibe and from university students to sailors taking furlough in the port, Darwin represents a broad cross-section of Australian society.
Renting a car at Darwin airport will save you money on shuttles and taxis, not to mention afford you the flexibility and freedom to tour Darwin as much as you would like. You can drive into the downtown area and stroll through the markets for a souvenir or fresh food. Then walk to Hanuman restaurant, widely regarded as one of the best in Darwin, for some regional fare or have a drink in one of the local pubs.
You can also stop by the Cornucopia Museum and take in both the museum and gallery before settling in for a meal. The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre can fulfil the history buff in you as can the Australian Pearling Exhibition. Tour the East Point Military Museum or the Fannie Bay Goal Museum for a look at the region's military and penile history, respectively.
A peek into the Darwin festival