This is according to the Herald Sun’s Anthony Dennis, who wrote that the city’s dry season, which lasts from April until October, is the “perfect time” to visit Top End’s regional centre, when most days are warm and sunny.
Collecting readers’ opinions on Darwin and its surrounds’ highlights, Mr Dennis wrote that it is still enjoying its new-found status of being named by Lonely Planet as one of 2012’s top 10 world cities.
Janet wrote in to say that the best place for those on Australia holidays in the region to watch the sunset is Mindil Beach, where a number of Darwin’s hotels operate a shuttle bus to. Here, an arts and craft market takes place every evening featuring products and trinkets from a variety of cultures.
Meanwhile, Karen recommended Litchfield National Park, which features a stunning waterfalls, safe swimming lakes and miles of walking trails.
“There’s so much to see and do here,” his letter to the newspaper said.
“Buley Rockhole is a series of rock pools joined by small waterfalls where you can sit in the waterfall and have a natural spa. And some of the rock pools are so deep you can dive into them.”
After naming Darwin one of the world’s best cities to visit, Lonely Planet paid tribute to the city’s “pumping nocturnal scene, magical markets and restaurants, and world-class wilderness areas”, describing the Northern Territories capital as a “triumph of Australia’s Top End”.