Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Fort Hill Wharf. Paid shuttles are provided dropping off in front of the visitor's centre but you can easily walk (if you can stand the heat) using a public elevator to get up the hill.
Money and Tipping
Darwin is small and the CBD can be easily explored on foot though there isn't much to see. There is usually a pay shuttle service dropping you off in front of the Visitor's Centre. To walk into town, turn right exiting the terminal heading along the causeway toward the new development beside you. Walk past the shops and small beach to take the elevator up and then along the overpass heading straight ahead. A couple more blocks and you'll hit Smith Street Mall.
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Shopping & Restaurants
Smith Street Mall is the main pedestrian mall. There is a small indoor mall at Mitchell Center with a Coles supermarket (one block west of Smith St) and a Woolworths supermarket off Smith St just north of the Smith Street Mall.
Try cafes and restaurants along Smith St for free WiFi. There is an internet cafe at the end of Smith Street mall and several around the corner by the hostels on Knuckey St.
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