Darwin Living - Why it’s great to be a Territorian

On 13 December 2016 in Adam Hayes, Jody Hayes, Celebrate, Christmas, Community Spirit, Darwin, Merry, New Years

Darwin - rich in culture, history and community spirit. It’s the Northern Territory's multicultural capital, recognised for its endless tropical weather, laid back lifestyle, vibrant markets and of course, its crocodiles.

As Christmas approaches, signifying the end of another year, we think it’s a great time to reflect on what we have here in Darwin, and how lucky we are to live in (as we see it) Australia’s best city.

So here’s why we like to call Darwin home.


Our relaxed Darwin tropical lifestyle is enjoyed by a population of around 81, 670. With easy access to just about anywhere, we are spoilt with living in a 15 – 30 minute radius of CBD trips, school drop-offs, weekend beach trips and market and shopping outings…and the list goes on.

With probably the most laid back lifestyle in Australia, we work to live - not live to work, and we know how to manage that work-life balance.


We’re a vibrant, happy, out-door loving bunch! Our sense of community, hospitality and laid back approach is like no other. Darwin’s population is made up of over 100 nationalities – making the area diverse in culture.


Darwin’s close proximity to Asia means prominent Asian influences, and reasonable flights! It has also meant strong diplomatic, cultural and economic ties with South-East Asia. Consecutive governments have profited from trading benefits through positioning the Northern Territory as Australia’s ‘Gateway to Asia’.


Darwin is a tropical, palm tree dotted city - with stunning wetlands and waterfalls in the Top End to the incredible red desert of Central Australia. We live for the outdoors here – and we have better prehistoric reptiles than anywhere else in Australia…yep we’re talking about our Croc’s!

There’s no doubt that our landscape is steeped in history, culture, wildlife, nature and geological wonder.


Our weather is amazing from May to September, with mild and sunny days, followed by balmy nights. Although our wet season doesn’t attract as many visitors as other major Australian cities, we locals can enjoy watching the high intensity storms roll through, with the most spectacular lightening displays.

So whatever you’re doing this festive season, take some time out to look around and appreciate all that is Darwin – the best city in Australia.

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