The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin in Australia’s most northern and tropical capital city and the gateway to massive National Parks. Part of the geographic area of the Northern Territory known as the ‘Top End’, Darwin is known for its harbour, tropical lifestyle and World War II history. There are some good options for running in Darwin, from waterfront routes to parks to some good trail running in the nearby ‘bush’. Runners should note that Darwin has a tropical climate, with daytime temperatures in the 32C (90F) range year-round, with distinct wet and dry seasons. Thanks to Jeremy Tyzack, our Australian running guru, for this Darwin guide!
The best places to run in include exploring the iconic Bicentennial Park and the picturesque East Point Reserve and Casuarina Beach and Coastal Reserve. The Nightcliff neighborhood features lovely residential streets and an attractive foreshore road. We love the views of Charles Darwin National Park and for those who have a sense of adventure, the Litchfield National Park is worth the drive.
A car is the preferred transportation method in Darwin, however the city does have an extensive public bus system via Darwinbus. The Tap and Ride card can be used or cash can be used for single tickets.