Darwin Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 8 October 2020

Over 569,000 visitors travelled to Darwin in the year ending June 2020.1
  • This total was made up of 108,000 international visitors and 569,000 domestic visitors.
  • Visitors were down 26.7% when compared with the more than 777 thousand visitors in 2019.

How much do tourists spend in Darwin?

Visitors spent a total of $818 million during trips to Darwin in the year ending June 2020.
  • Domestic visitors contributed $698 million while international visitors spent $120 million.
  • Spending was down 25.6% when compared to the more than $1.1 billion spent in 2019.

How many tourists visited Darwin in 2019?

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