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City Spotlight: Moving to Darwin

City Spotlight: Moving to Darwin

If you are planning to move to Darwin, it is quite different than many of the other major or capital cities we have highlighted in the past. Darwin is the capital and most populated city in the Northern Territory and it is a growing city, but still very small by comparison. As you probably may know, the Northern Territory is very remote and Darwin is on the coast, but the surrounds are most bush lands, national parks, and remote rivers. Darwin’s population is about 136,000 and the city itself is quite small, especially in comparison to some of the other large cities in Australia. There is a city centre; however, it is much smaller than you might even expect. That being said, if you are moving to Darwin, you are probably not much interested in the “city life” anyhow. This region is known for the abundance of crocodiles, fishing, and remote lands. Darwin also serves as an important port city because of its proximity to Asia. As points out, it’s not like you are going to see crocodiles in the city, but they are plentiful in the surrounding lakes, rivers, billabongs, and even in the ocean and possibly beaches around Darwin. That’s because of the salt water crocodiles, which are very aggressive and get very large.

Darwin Skyline

Darwin Skyline Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Darwin - Map

Darwin Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Darwin Suberbs Map

Map of Darwin’s Wards and Suburbs Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Rent a Moving Truck in Darwin

Darwin Truck Hire

Hiring a Moving Truck in Darwin Photo Credit:

If you are moving to Darwin or within Darwin, there are two truck rental locations in Darwin. There is one Budget Truck rental location at the Darwin Airport and a second moving truck rental location in the city of Darwin. We offer a large variety of moving trucks and moving vans in different sizes as well as utility vehicles, 4WD vehicles for touring the rugged terrains around Darwin and the Top End, and passenger vans and buses for taking friends, family, and visitors around town.

Living in Darwin

Living in Darwin

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Mindil Beach Markets

Mindil Beach Markets Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Darwin is a fast growing city and it is a very multicultural city filled with religious and cultural diversity. There are plenty of housing options available in Darwin whether you are staying here temporarily, as a student, or permanently. Single person and family homes or rental properties are readily available. Public transportation is the DarwinBus and fare is $3.00. If you have your own vehicle or a rental, traffic is never a problem in this small city. Since there is a pretty good tourism industry here, there is almost always something to do, especially if you like adventure and the outdoors. There are open air markets on Mindil Beach, the Smith Street Mall, and even a large indoor shopping mall in Casaurina. Sunset picnics on the beach are very popular for locals and tourists alike. Mindil Beach is near Darwin’s central business district and is a great meeting place for shopping and then spending time on the beach watching the sunset. The benefit of a small city is that it is easy to get around with much in walking distance.

Climate and Weather in Darwin

Darwin Storm

Darwin Storm during the Wet Season Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Darwin Climate and Weather

Darwin Climate and Weather Photo Credit: Wikipedia

There really are only two seasons in Darwin, the wet season and the dry season. The dry season is in the winter time and the wet season falls during summer, when it can be quite hot and humid. Even Darwin’s winters are very warm in comparison to Australian cities further south in New South Wales or Victoria. Average highs in the summer months range between 31 and 33 degrees C. Average lows in the winter months range between 19 and 20 degrees C. The wet season is October through April and rainfall can reach over 400 mm per month in the wettest months.

Cost of Living in Darwin

Cost of Living - Darwin

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Cost of living in Darwin in in the midrange, it is not a very expensive city to live in but some cost of living expenses run a bit higher since it is not as populated and more remote than other Australian cities. For more specifics on cost of living expenses and how much things cost on average in Darwin, see Numbeo.

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