Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, a part of Australia that retains its sense of frontier.
The city is a tropical enclave sophisticated and laid-back, prosperous and good-natured. It’s also a hub of great living with its cliffs, beaches and shirt-sleeve climate; its colourful history has contributed to tremendous cultural diversity, with more than 50 nationalities making up its 100,000 population, including the area’s traditional landowners, the Larrakia Aboriginal people. Its northerly ‘gateway’ location has led to distinct Asian influences and flavours.
It’s also the perfect base to explore the natural attractions of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land.
The Victoria River Region is located some 800km south-west of Darwin. The area’s colourful scenery features grassy plains, boab trees and majestic gorges carved by rivers out of sandstone escarpments.