All About Darwin

Darwin is capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to Kakadu, Australia’s largest National Park. It’s known as a laid-back blend of frontier outpost and modern city. While a sophisticated, modern city in its own right, it is also one steeped in history, one that has endured many hardships on its way to establishing itself as the gateway to Asia. It is the home of NT commerce and business and with its world-class natural and cultural attractions it is also a thriving hub of activity in terms of tourism, nightlife and retail. At its heart is the Smith Street pedestrian mall, notable for shops selling Aboriginal art and crafts, South Sea pearls, opals and diamonds. The liveliest part of the waterfront is reachable from the Central Business District via the Esplanade or an elevated walkway.


Darwin’s weather is perfect from May to September when mild and sunny days are followed by balmy nights – wonderful weather for enjoying the great outdoors, day and night. The dry season is also the peak tourist season when Darwin receives the most visitors. Being a monsoonal climate there is a distinctive wet season period, with most rain falling between December and March. There can be high intensity storms at this time, often providing spectacular lightning displays.

I like my host and this house, but I would like to live more independently, for example, cooking by myself. My homestay experience has been excellent since the first day and there is nothing wrong with my homestay
I have had a good start to live in Australia thanks to the host, Mig, so don’t worry!

Joe has become my surrogate son! Such a lovely young man, and we will be in contact for years to come.