Darwin is the largest city in the Northern Territory. It is the most ideal base to explore the Northern Territory. The city now boasts some beautiful modern buildings and there is an interesting mix of architectures. There are great places of tourist attractions in this area. The area was originally developed in 1839 at escape cliffs.
To the east of this region is Arnham Land and the Kakadu National Park, to the west is the Western Australian border and to the south is Alice Springs. The Kakadu National Park, nearby, covers some 20,000 sq. kms of woodland and forest including the Arnhem Land escarpment. This place is the traditional home of the Gagudju people. A major attraction at this place is the Fannie Bay waterfront, best viewed at sunset.
Darwin houses a huge variety of native water birds around a lake-like area on the Marrakai coastal plains. The Botanical Gardens at this place, have over 400 species of the Top End's tropical plants on display, along with a giant amphitheatre hosting a variety of outdoor concerts.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences displays a variety of important collections of aboriginal, Balinese and New Guinean artifacts. Another major attraction of Darwin is the Chinese temple. The place hosts the annual Beer Can Regatta in June and the Mud Crab Tying Championships in August.