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Darwin is the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, located on the Timor Sea. It is the largest city in the sparsely populated region, with a population of approximately 145,000 people.

Darwin was first settled by Europeans in 1869, when a settlement was established at Port Darwin by the South Australian Surveyor-General, George Goyder. It was named after Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist and geologist. The city was destroyed by a cyclone in 1897, but was quickly rebuilt and became an important port.

The city is located in the tropical northern region of Australia, and experiences a wet season from October to April. During this time, the region is prone to flooding and cyclones, although the risk of these events is much lower than it used to be in the past.

In World War II, Darwin was the site of the first Japanese air raid on Australian soil. The raid occurred on 19 February 1942, and resulted in the death of at least 243 people. This event was followed by further attacks on the city, and it was not until 1943 that the Japanese were finally driven out of the region.

Today, Darwin is an important commercial and industrial centre for the Northern Territory. It is also a popular tourist destination, with its tropical climate and beautiful beaches making it a great place to relax. There are also many cultural attractions in the city, including the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Darwin Military Museum, and the Darwin Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Darwin

1. Visit the Darwin Waterfront – explore the shops, restaurants, and entertainment options at the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views of the harbor.

2. Take a tour of the Darwin Military Museum – learn about the city’s history and the role it played in World War II.

3. Explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – discover the culture and history of the Northern Territory.

4. Visit the Crocosaurus Cove – take a tour of the crocodile habitat and get up close and personal with these incredible creatures.

5. Take a stroll along the Darwin Esplanade – enjoy the views of the harbor and the city skyline.

6. Climb to the top of the Darwin Lighthouse – get a bird’s eye view of the city and the harbor.

7. Take a tour of the East Point Military Museum – explore the military history of the city.

8. Spend a day at Mindil Beach – take a swim in the ocean or just relax on the beach.

9. Explore the Darwin Botanic Gardens – take a stroll through the gardens and admire the diverse flora and fauna.

10. Visit the Darwin Aviation Museum – learn about the history of aviation in the Northern Territory.

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The climate in Darwin

Spring (September-November): The weather in spring is usually warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 22-33°C (71-91°F). The wet season usually begins in October, bringing with it heavy rains and thunderstorms. Summer (December-February): During summer, temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F) with high humidity levels. The wet season continues with heavy rains and storms, making it the wettest time of the year. Autumn (March-May): Autumn is generally warm and dry with temperatures ranging from 20-32°C (68-90°F). This is the best time to visit Darwin as it is the driest season. Winter (June-August): During winter, temperatures drop to around 18°C (64°F) and there is less humidity. This is the best time to visit Darwin as it is the driest season.

Cruise weather for Darwin

Our weather forecast for Darwin helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 22 °C
21.6 m/s
19.4 m/s
59.9 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 23.5 °C
23.8 m/s
24.1 m/s
58.6 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.4 °C
28.1 m/s
29.2 m/s
34.6 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 24.2 °C
28.4 m/s
32.0 m/s
22.3 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 23.2 °C
30.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
36.4 %
24.1 m
70.2 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 22.6 °C
26.6 m/s
43.9 m/s
78.0 %
24.1 m
66.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 22.7 °C
26.3 m/s
41.8 m/s
17.7 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 22.5 °C
27.0 m/s
33.8 m/s
37.1 %
24.1 m
62.3 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 21.5 °C
24.8 m/s
29.9 m/s
27.4 %
24.1 m
62.9 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 21.4 °C
26.6 m/s
29.5 m/s
21.4 %
24.1 m
65.5 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 21.6 °C
24.1 m/s
23.0 m/s
57.3 %
23.2 m
66.1 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 22.3 °C
19.4 m/s
28.4 m/s
44.4 %
24.1 m
68.3 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 22.2 °C
20.9 m/s
22.3 m/s
8.5 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Darwin

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Scheduled ship calls in Darwin, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 07:30 pm 12:00 am
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 08:30 am 04:30 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Carnival Splendor 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:00 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Solstice 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Silver Muse 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 07:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Crown Princess 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 MS Regatta 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MS Regatta 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Feb. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Seabourn Quest 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 MS Amadea 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Queen Anne 11:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 MS Regatta 09:30 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Solstice 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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