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What's the best time of year to visit Darwin?

What's the best time of year to visit Darwin?

Posted on 15 January, 2020 in Darwin

Unlike southern parts of Australia, Darwin and the rest of the Northern Territory’s Top End (including the Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Katherine regions) don’t have the traditional four seasons. Here in the tropical north there are just two main seasons – the wet and the dry – and what you’ll be able to see and do during each season is as markedly different as the climate during each. If you’re thinking about visiting Darwin, we’ve pulled together a guide to help you get a better handle on the best time to head to the Territory’s tropical capital city...

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​What’s the best place to stay in Darwin?

​What’s the best place to stay in Darwin?

Posted on 21 November, 2019 in Darwin

Darwin, the Northern Territory’s chilled out tropical capital city, is the ideal gateway to northern Australia’s most incredible travel destinations. Being a small but vibrant city, it also has loads to offer as a travel destination in its own right, particularly in the accommodation department. When choosing a place to stay in Darwin, you’ll need to know about the city’s different neighbourhoods, each offering their own distinctive vibe and selection of places to stay. Read on below about places to stay in Darwin, the perfect base to start and end your tours to Kakadu...

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​Local’s guide: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

​Local’s guide: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Posted on 06 October, 2019 in Darwin

The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are an essential inclusion on any tour itinerary to the Northern Territory’s Top End. They’re Darwin’s biggest, brightest and busiest markets, set among the palm tree lined parklands adjacent to Mindil Beach. These open-air markets are the perfect...

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​Micro-group Touring

​Micro-group Touring

Posted on 21 May, 2019 in Darwin, Tours

At Venture North Safaris we specialise in really small-group touring. Our group sizes are so small and intimate that they are known as ‘micro-groups’. The term 'micro-group tours' refers to a tour which has 6 or less passengers per tour guide/vehicle.

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Things to do around Darwin PART 3 - Festivals

Things to do around Darwin PART 3 - Festivals

Posted on 12 May, 2019 in Darwin, Top End Locations

Darwin and the Top End is home to some of the most diverse and important festivals in Australia. Ranging from arts and music to food and Indigenous culture, there is something for everyone. All of the festivals take place throughout the dry-season between May and October...

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