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No matter if you’re planning a business retreat, family holiday, or couple’s getaway to Australia’s Northern Territory, save big with cheap flights from Auckland to Darwin on Webjet. If you’re hoping to spot rare birds and other native wildlife in the National Parks throughout the city, or snag a special trinket at the unique street markets, Darwin has you covered. Or, if you’re a foodie looking for great cuisine and scenery, Mindil Beach is where to be. Whatever the reason for visiting the Northern Territory capital, save big bucks before leaving New Zealand when you book return flights from Auckland to Darwin with Webjet.
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The best time to visit Darwin
Like many cities in Northern Australia, Darwin experiences a dry and wet season. April through October bring pleasantly dry days with temperatures averaging 32-33°C (89-91°F). If you plan to visit in June through August, plan any excursions and lodging well in advance as the city fills up with students on holiday. The end of October brings the rains that drench the city until the end of March. The unpredictable weather usually turns most tourists away. The locals enjoy the emptied city with its 33°C (91°F) days during the wet season. If you don’t mind the rain, early October is a great time to snag major deals on cheap flights from Auckland to Darwin.
Departing From Auckland
Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Emirates Air fly from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Darwin International Airport (DRW) in slightly less than ten hours. Travel includes one stopover in Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Auckland International Airport
No matter what time your flight to Darwin departs, the City Express route with Sky Bus can get you to the airport. The 40-minute journey from the city centre will cost $18 NZD. For large families or groups, a private shuttle will charge $35 NZD for one person and $8 NZD for each additional member. Taxi fare from the city centre will cost between $65-$75 NZD.
Parking at Auckland Airport
To keep the most money in your pocket before departing, pre-book your parking at least one month in advance.
Where to Park at Auckland Airport
The International flight from AUK to DTW will give you five parking options that include valet, covered, and uncovered storage.
• Valet Parking: Travellers who want the easiest parking option can leave their car with the attendant at the Uncovered Valet Parking kiosk and take just a few steps to the terminal. Daily parking starts at $49 NZD.
• Car Park D: The closest covered parking solution is in Car Park D-Covered. The terminal is only a 3-minute walk and daily rates start at $48 NZD.
• Car Park A: Ideal for longer stays in Darwin. The uncovered lot is close to the terminals with daily rates starting at $48 NZD.
• Park and Ride: Park and Ride is the trusted off-site car storage at Auckland Airport. It is the cheapest solution and includes 24-hour surveillance and free shuttle service. Daily rates start at $32 NZD.
Arriving in Darwin
Processing Kiwi’s at the Darwin International Airport (DRW) Customs que is usually quick and easy.
How to Get from Darwin International Airport to Your Darwin Hotel or Accommodation
Darwin Airport is located in Eaton, 13 kilometres away. Metred taxis are available at from Darwin International Airport (DRW) with typical fares ranging between $25-$35 AUD (26.50 -$38 NZD)-not including the $4 AUD ($4.23 NZD) exit toll. The Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service is also on hand to provide transfer to just about every major hotel and landmark throughout the city. Hop on the shuttle located outside the baggage carousels. hi Oscar is a ride sharing company providing service from Darwin International Airport (DRW). You can arrange for the driver to meet you at the Short Stay Car Park after you retrieve your baggage.
Things to do in Darwin
Take your loved one on a walk along the sandy shoreline and watch the sunset at Mindil Beach. April through October, the coast becomes a foodie’s paradise as sunset markets open allowing vendors to sell local food favourites and homemade crafts. Connect with nature under the canopy of trees at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. The nature preserve features 42 hectares of native & tropical plant life, with a stunning orchid house. Step into the dark past inside the Fannie Bay Goal. The gaol operated as Her Majesty's Gaol and Labour Prison, from 1883 until 1979. Watch out for haunting chills as you pass the gallows and eerie kitchens. Enjoy the educational and leisurely cruise along the Darwin Harbour to see wildlife both above and below the water.