Darwin Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 7 March 2020

Over 905,000 tourists and other visitors arrived in Darwin between July 2018 and June 2019, the highest number ever recorded.1

  • The total includes 128,000 international visitors and 777,000 domestic overnight visitors.

Darwin Visitor Growth Statistics

  • Between 2009 and 2019, international visitors decreased by 22% while domestic visitors grew by 33%.
  • Darwin saw significant growth in domestic visitors in 2014.
  • Total visitors to Darwin increased by 12.3% in 2019.
Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ, Darwin

Darwin compared with Australia's other top destinations

  • Overall, Darwin ranks relatively low on the list of Australia’s top destinations.
  • Darwin was the 15th most visited destination for international visitors in 2019.
  • Darwin was the 29th most visited destination for domestic visitors in 2019.

How much money does Darwin make from tourism?

  • Visitors spent over $1.1 billion on trips to Darwin between July 2018 and June 2019.
  • International visitors contributed $127 million to this total and domestic visitors $980 million.
  • Darwin ranked 17th overall for total tourist spend among Australian destinations in 2018/19.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much do international tourists spend per night?

  • At $994 per trip, international visitors spend an average of $75 per night on visits to Darwin.

How long do international tourists stay in Darwin?

    • International tourists spent a total of 1.7 million visitor nights in Darwin in 2019.



  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019