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ABOUT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY & WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

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Northern Territory Map

A map showing some of the areas we visit on tour

Darwin's Weather

All about the Northern Territories four seasons and when to visit

December - February (Wet Season)

December to February are the wettest months of the year, Darwin has an average annual rainfall of 1729mm which is 1.7 meters of rain. These months are also characterised by extremely high humidity levels (80 - 100 %), monsoonal rains and spectacular storms. Temperatures are high with an average low of 25C (77F) and average high of 33C (91F). 

March - May (Transition into the Dry)

March to May are the transition months that lead into the dry season, some years May can still very hot but other years it can be the month that the dry season snaps in. Temperatures and humidity can still be reasonably high but has the added advantage of being quieter with most tourists not turning up until late May into June.

June - September (Dry Season)

June to September are the driest and coolest months of the year, they are also the busiest with thousands of tourists coming up to Darwin to escape winter down south. Humidity is low and the temperatures are ideal for bird watching, you will need to book tours early to avoid disappointment. Average lows are 18/20C (65/68F) and average highs are 30/32C (86/90F).

September - November (Build Up)

September to November are known as the build up and are the months that transition into the wet season, these months can also be some of the best for birding. The birds are usually easier to find as they usually congregate around remnant watering holes and October and November are usually the months birds start to breed and are very active. Humidity and Temperatures are usually quite high but usually tolerable.

Essential Gear on Tour

Things you should bring along with you on tour

Camera

Binoculars

Sun Protection

Sturdy Footwear

Torch/Headlamp

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