Darwin is a city that is like a tree that has seen the test of time, some rings being larger than other as you look over the rings of its age. It has history that dates back many of years as you see Aboriginal people, the native Australians, and learn their stories, but also many stories from modern history.
Darwin is the only tropical capital in Australia, but it is actually closer to 8 other countries capital cities than Australia's capital in Canberra. Japan hit Darwin in WWII which made It one place in Australia hit during the war. Our guide told us that it was the same carrier that was used to hit Pearl Harbor. The bombs killed around 250 people and pretty much knocked the entire city down as it was a hub for ammo and fuel for the Asia Pac area for the USA and other allies. The second time Darwin had to rebuild was on Christmas day in 1974 after a cyclone named Tracy hit killing around 70 and destroyed over 70% of the city.
Around the town there is Mindil Beach which is a place where you can find very happening market. But we missed getting to experience the busing place by about a month. So we enjoyed a really cool wave pool in the middle of the city that cost around $7.00 to get in, but was a great place to cool yourself down from one of the most hot/humid areas I have ever been.
Looking through the pictures above and below Darwin is a great city to visit, with many pretty sites. It really is a great place to fly into to go and really get a chance to go explore the beautiful county of the Northern Territory a long with the local life at the top end of Australia.
Walking around Darwin on our first day we were able to take in the sights and sounds with little fuss as it was Good Friday with most of the shops being closed. One thing Australian's do is close on public holidays. We knew finding a store being open would be hard, but never imagined it would be as hard as it was.
When everyone tells you Darwin is hot, they are not joking, and we weren't even there in summer. When I finally found a store open, I bought just a couple of liquids. The crazy thing is we drank almost all of the liquid while we were walking back to the hotel.
The sunsets in Darwin were amazing! I posted a video on my Instagram page. This was a great place to visit during Easter weekend and enjoy God's beauty.