One of Australia's most modern and multi-cultural cities, Darwin is the capital city of the Northern territory. With its tropical climate and picturesque harbour, Darwin is a tourist destination all on its own, but is also a major porthole to other destinations in South East Asia, such as Indonesia.A wide variety of airlines operate flights from London to Darwin, taking anywhere between 30 and 55 hours, commonly making one or two stops, in Dubai,Singapore or Perth. It may be worth scheduling a stop in one of these places, all travel destinations in their own right, to break up the time spent in the air. It is easy to find a cheap flight using online flight comparison services - simply enter the dates you wish to travel and compare the results to find the cheap flight that best suits your needs.The monsoonal rains brought by Darwin's tropical climate have created the area's lush countryside, and the city has become known for its beautiful national parks.
Getting around town couldn't be easier once you make it to central Darwin - the whole city is covered by a cheap, reliable bus service. Traffic in the city is very light, so there won't be any rush hour hold-ups - in fact if you can drive, renting a car is a quick and easy way to get to where you want to go. Otherwise the city has two main taxi firms which both offer reasonably priced fares. Some form of transport is necessary to visit top attractions such Nitmiluk National Park, home to the stunning natural beauty of the Katherine Gorge, which many visitors take tours of in canoes or flat-bottomed boats. Darwin also has an interesting history as a former hub of aviation, being the end destination in 1919 for the first flight from London to Australia to be completed in less than 30 days. To celebrate this, the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre was built just outside the city centre, and is well worth a visit. Fans of aviation will be pleased to learn that it is one of only two places outside the US to have a famous B52 bomber plane on permanent display.