The most popular time to visit Darwin is during the dry season. The dry season usually runs from May-October and provides the best weather for exploring Darwin and the surrounding areas. 

The dry season is also the busiest with the winter months of June to August being popular times to visit. Expect to see larger crowds and be prepared to pay a bit more due to the higher occupancy rates.

During the wet season (November-April) Humidity is higher and rainfall is more likely. Some of the popular attractions may also be off-limits due to the weather.

When is it cheapest to visit Darwin?

The cheapest time to visit Darwin is during the wet season. This is considered the off-season and occupancy rates will be much lower.

Although cheaper, the weather is much warmer and humidity levels are higher. Heavy rainfall is common and some of the popular attractions are off-limits due to safety concerns caused by the weather.

There is still plenty to see and do h- if you can handle the heat. The wet season is considered the best time to see the waterfalls and you will find the landscape much greener.

How long should I plan to visit the Northern Territory?

Between Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru and the many national parks there is a lot to see and do in the Northern Territory. While you could see all the highlights relatively quickly it is recommended to spend a week at minimum to enjoy more of what this region has to offer.

Popular Itineraries

Darwin to Katherine

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