How many days should I spend in Darwin?
3-4 days for Darwin itself is enough for most people. Unless you have a particular interest in a subject such as WWII history and want to delve deeper. Litchfield is an extra day and highly recommended.
Is Darwin safe for tourists?
Darwin is a generally safe city to visit. But travelers should use common sense to remain safe. Petty crime can be a problem, unusually late at night, so avoid walking alone in unlit areas and dont leave valuables in your car. Also, always remember that in the waters near the city, there are many dangerous crocodiles.
Is it safe to walk at night in Darwin?
Darwin is a generally safe city to visit, but the usual rules apply: petty crime can be a problem, particularly late at night, so avoid walking alone in unlit areas and dont leave valuables in your car. Always assume that there are crocodiles in waterholes and rivers in the Darwin area.
Are there snakes in Darwin?
Many snake species are found throughout the Northern Territory (NT). This includes the highly venomous desert death adder and the common and harmless childrens python. Native snakes are protected in the NT so you should not interfere with them without a permit.
Is Kakadu or Litchfield better?
Its more compact and the attractions (and there are many) are therefore closer together. Its also closer to Darwin, so less travelling means more time to enjoy the park. Kakadu you pay a fee now to enter, Litchfield is free.
How much does Kakadu cost?
In the tropical summer (1 November to 14 May), an adult pass will cost $25. In the dry season (15 May to 31 October), an adult pass will cost $40. Kakadu will remain free for Territorians, all year round.
Are there crocodiles on Darwin beaches?
Crocodiles. The most dangerous locals of Darwin are the Saltwater Crocodile. Crocodiles can roam in lakes, rivers, and at beaches, ready and waiting for their next unexpecting meal.
Are there crocodiles in Darwin Harbour?
It comes after a massive 4.5m, 500kg croc was caught in the Darwin Harbour in March. Ranger Tom Nichols said have also found croc nests in unusual areas, including one near Durack and one near the old dump. The NT croc management team have captured 144 saltwater crocodiles in the Top End so far this year.
Are there crocodiles in Darwin?
Both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles can be found in the waters and river systems around the city, but it is the larger species, the saltwater crocodile, that captures the imagination. Here are the best places to see crocodiles around Darwin.