If you've never been to Darwin, then perhaps you should consider a visit. I personally don't like and don't do to well in humidity, yet I still wanted to see Darwin. So July was the time for us, with an air conditioned one bedroom apartment with a view of the Wharf Precinct. That way we could venture out early, hibernate in the air-con during the heat of the day, and venture out again late afternoon. Worked pretty well, although according to the locals the humidity was high this year for July......lucky me! Still we didn't let that stop us.
As is apparently a must we went to the Mindil Beach Markets on Sunday night. It appeared that everyone withing a 100klm radius did the same thing. Very multicultural, very colourful, lots and lots of yummy food stalls, lots to look at and to top it off a lovely sunset. Great way to spend an evening, after browsing the market, buy something to eat, adjourn to the beach, and watch a beautiful sunset. Paradise it was indeed. Of course, come prepared with some insect spray as there are both mozzies and midgies up here, and they are hungry for fresh tourist blood! We did our best to deter them, and they didn't bother us too much.
Another outing was spent wandering the city mall. Ladies, there are heaps of great clothing shops, tourist shops, and thankfully good food and coffee shops. Easy to walk to from any main tourist accommodation.
Lots of history in Darwin to see, remains from cyclones, etc and the World War II museum.
Highly recommend the war museum although be prepared, they don't appear to have any air conditioning, so dress light and drink plenty of water. Very well maintained and we enjoyed the history of Darwin being bombed complete with videos, photo's, and outside trucks, guns etc to walk amongst. Very good.
All in all a great break away for our 5 day break. Another thing ticked off our list of things we want to do and places we want to see.