With its tropical climate and distinct wet/dry seasons, Darwin can seem like visiting a foreign country, just with the perks of cheap flights and familiar customs when you arrive.
With direct flights available for just two pineapples, taking a trip to Darwin with Tigerair is more affordable than ever.
Read on to find out more about Darwin, what to do there and how to get the cheapest possible flights.
Top attractions in and around Darwin
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The area around Darwin boasts some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll find in Australia or the world. While Uluru may take the headlines for the Northern Territory (and it’s a bit of a drive from Darwin), closer attractions like Litchfield and Kakadu are special in their own right.
It’s very possible to see crocodiles in the wild, which is why it pays to go on a guided excursion of the wilderness, but there are plenty of ways to see these snapping beasts from a safe distance. Whether it’s a pleasant river cruise, a boat tour that entices the crocs to jump or a visit to Crocosaurus Cove to jump in the water with one (with the aid of a cage), there’s plenty of options available.
Like most of Australia’s top cities, Darwin sits on the water. You’ll find fresh seafood at the restaurants, beautiful views over the water and a string of beaches to enjoy the sun at. One of these, Mindil Beach, is famous for its sunset markets that are held on every Thursday and Sunday from the end of April ’til the end of October.
As well as its seafood bounties, Darwin has a cosmopolitan dining scene to meet all budgets and all tastes. From cheap and delicious laksa at the markets to the upscale waterfront dining, there are more options than you could ever hope to try in one trip.
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin from $99
Flight prices can change from day to day or minute to minute, but as of 25 July we found one-way airtickets from Brisbane to Darwin for just $99 on Tigerair. No matter when you fly, Tigerair tends to be the cheapest airline to fly with to get to Darwin.
As a general rule, the cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Brisbane is November, while June is the most expensive (and can cost twice as much as a late spring flight).
If you can plan in advance, the best time to book flights for domestic travel in Australia is 21 weeks before you intend to board the plane.
There are other ways to get the best deals on flights using Skyscanner’s varied search techniques. If you’re flexible with dates, use the ‘whole month’ search function rather than a specific date or, if you’re extremely flexible, search by ‘cheapest month’ to find out when you really can save money.
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