Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is also the gateway to Asia, as well as Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, Katherine Gorge, the
Kimberley, Litchfield National Park, and the Tiwi Islands. Flying time from Sydney is 4 1/2 hours, from Brisbane it is 4 hours and from Cairns it is 2 hours. The population of Australia's
northern-most city is 90,000 and the area has two seasons - the Dry (extends from late April to the end of October) and the Wet (extends from November to April). Most rain falls between December to
March. This area is called "The Top End" and consists of thousands of miles of vast plains, dramatic gorges, sandstone escarpments and tropical wetlands. A visit to Darwin, will give you a real
Crocodile Dundee "outback" experience. Darwin was bombed during World War II and remnants can be seen all over Darwin. The movie "Australia" shows the bombing of Darwin.