Darwin is located in the Northern Territory of Australia, on the Timor Sea and is the largest and the city in the Northern Territory. Today, Darwin is one of Australia’s most contemporary and multicultural cities and its location makes it an important Australian gateway for Indonesia. Darwin is a reasonably new city as it has been entirely reconstructed twice, after World War II, and then in the 1970s after Cyclone Tracy.
Tourism and mining are the two largest economic sectors in Darwin, 8% of residents employed in the tourism industry and the number of international and domestic tourists visiting the city is growing each year. The central business district in Darwin is known as Darwin City and is the oldest part of Darwin and home to Parliament and other historic landmarks. The CBD is a short walk from the Harbour and at the centre is Smith St Mall.
Darwin International Airport is a 15 minute drive from the city centre and in the suburb of Marrara. Darwin offers a long distance train system which connects the city with Adelaide, there is no inner city commuter system and the most popular transport method is car. There are also ferries that operate from Port Darwin to island locations, which are popular with tourists.