The Northern Territory is home to many multicultural community groups and services. All of these groups usually come together at the city’s Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree, an annual event celebrating the Northern Territory’s cultural richness. The event includes cultural performances, stalls and activities such as lantern competitions, a lantern flotilla release and an epic fireworks finale. There are also many chances to make friends – and an impact – as a student volunteer through Volunteering SA/NT.
Darwin is wild! Darwin is a very modern city, but its surrounds are home to an incredible ecosystem of Australian wildlife. Think plant-life, birds and animals – including saltwater crocodiles! Go bird-watching, or watch crocodile-feeding at Darwin’s Crocodylus Park or Crocosaurus Cove. You can even spot wild crocs in Kakadu National Park – but remember, be careful and CROCwise.
If you’re in Darwin, don’t forget to wander through the city’s most iconic community markets. The Saturday Parap Village Markets, the Sunday Nightcliff Markets and the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets on Thursday evenings are all popular. Each one colours the streets with brilliant live music, performances, stalls, and Asian and Indigenous arts, crafts and foods.
When you study in Darwin, you’ll be living in a place completely unique to the rest of Australia. It’s raw, genuine, and as pure an Aussie experience as you can get. Plus, it’s filled with boundless opportunity. From breathtaking natural surrounds, to friendly community and learning opportunities, there’s very little reason not to live in the NT.