Located in the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin is the capital and most populated city in this sparsely populated region. Known for its breathtaking parks and sunny beaches, the city is famous among tourists and students looking for a unique experience in a student residence abroad.
Darwin is proud of its diverse and multicultural population, with more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds, you'll be sure to make friends from all over the world. Characterised by its many inspiring cultural festivals and food and craft markets, it is a vibrant yet relaxed industrial hub that is famous for being Australia's gateway to South East Asia. It is close to various Asian countries, especially Indonesia, Singapore and Manila.
Charles Darwin University is the primary university of the city with campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, the city of Palmerston, and the towns of Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Additionally, the university opened a new campus with a business school in 2015 in the Darwin CBD ( Central Business District).
Searching for places to visit, Darwin has famous beaches like Mindil Beach, a popular beach due to its infamous iconic Sunset Markets. While it might be a suitable beach to walk around and enjoy a relaxing night, Mindil Beach is not a swimming beach as it is the home of a variety of jellyfish and crocs. Crocodiles are generally used in many of the city's attractions, Crocodylus Park being a great example of that. Crocosaurus Cove is another popular attraction, especially among students, you get to experience a unique adventure as the only thing separating you from crocodiles is a cage you are in. Grab your map and search for the crocodile attraction near your student accommodation.
Darwin also has the infamous Darwin Festival. Held every August, This festival is a talent show full of life, art and cultural exploration. Theatrical performances and outdoor concerts are a given here, and there is room for a good dinner party in the festival park, Civic Park, anytime. Moreover, the festival is a perfect match for you if you are on a budget. Some of the events are free, so it suits everyone.
Darwin has plenty of public transport options, including buses and taxis. You can use the buses by paying per ticket on board the bus or merely buying a Tap and Ride Card that you can load with money and tap to a machine inside the bus. There are bus stops near many popular Darwin attractions such as Crocosaurus Cove, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, and Fannie Bay Gaol.