Winter in Darwin averages anywhere between 21.6– 31.8°C maintaining 60-65% humidity thanks to its tropical dry and wet seasons. It explains why it is one of the popular destinations for domestic travel. “In 2018, one in five of the 105,000 attendees originated from interstate or overseas.” says Darwin Festival Chair, Ian Kew. Woking closely with Tourism NT, their focus will be in re-enforcing the city and its annual festival as a destination for its interstate neighbours, describing it as “NT’s best-kept secret”.
This year’s annual Darwin Festival (Thursday 8 – Sunday 25 August) marks its 40th Anniversary. A longstanding tradition that was born from the Christmas morning destruction left behind by Category 4 Cyclone Tracy in 1977 that brought the community together to inspire, reflect on those lost and continue the rebuild. 68 were killed, while 25,000 were left homeless.
18 hot August nights sees an extrodinary run of cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, visual arts, words and ideas, music and family fun: