Discover Darwin

Escape the August winter for some hot tropical fun! Come and see how this small city has dialled up the cool and transformed into a hip and fun capital while retaining its unique, old-school charm. It’s time you visited Darwin.

Image: Tourism NT, Aude Mayans

Hot August Nights

Darwin Festival 2024 will bring big ideas and unique perspectives to stages and venues across Darwin from 8-25 August. Be part of all the action at this tropical winter wonderland! 

Getting here

Getting to Darwin is an easy three to four hour flight from most Australian capital cities.

Once you’ve had your fill of the Top End (believe us, you may never want to leave!), consider flying home or onto your next adventure with Airnorth – the Official Airline Partner of Darwin Festival.

Image: Tourism NT, Rachel Stewart

Where to stay

Accommodation in Darwin ranges from inner city beachside resorts and five-star hotels, to hostel and backpacker lodges. Check out our accommodation partners below.

Image: Tourism NT, Leicolhn McKellar

Secrets of Darwin

Unique Territory dining experiences, a buzzing markets scene, heroic outdoor adventures, an epic coastline from which to worship spectacular sunsets, and of course, a fantastic arts scene! Our friends below are in the know.

Image: Mindil Beach Markets, Kevin Phan

How to get around

Pick up a Beam E-Scooter or E-Bike for quick trips between festival venues. Going further afield? Explore Darwin at your own pace with Thrifty car hire.

Image: Tourism NT, Peter Eve

Extend your visit

Make Darwin Festival your gateway to the Northern Territory and Australia. Aside from the many and varied croc experiences you can expect from a visit to the Top End (a must do!) our friends at Top End Travel & Information Centre have sniffed out some of the other best ways to experience the culture and landscape of this unique part of the world.

Tourism NT, Dan Moore

Plan your itinerary

Darwin for all Seasons

Make the most of your Darwin stay with Sue’s travel guide. It is jam packed with walks, drives, places to dine and shop, plus there are details on markets, festivals and events. Plus Sue’s Tips and Bonus Bits add a unique and personal touch. Darwin for all Seasons is not only a guide book. It is a beautiful coffee table book, perfect as a souvenir of your visit or as a gift. Buy online and Sue will sign and post to you.

Tourism NT, Geoffrey Reid

Darwin for all seasons


Life/Time by Helen Orr - Darwin Festival 2023
Festival Park by Tony Lewis - Darwin Festival 2021
NIMAS by Helen Orr - Darwin Festival 2023
The Victoria Spiegeltent by Helen Orr - Darwin Festival 2023
NATSIAA by Elise Derwin - Darwin Festival 2019
Electric Fields by Elise Derwin - Darwin Festival 2020
Flowers Underwater by Helen Orr- Darwin Festival 2023
INPEX Sunset Stage audience by Tony Lewis - Darwin Festival 2021
A Simple Space by Helen Orr - Darwin Festival 2023
Closing Weekend at the Ski Club by George Fragopoulos - Darwin Festival 2023

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