The urban center of the far end of the Northern Territory (locally dubbed the "Top End"), Darwin is a surprisingly cosmopolitan port town, thanks to its proximity to Asia. Located on the Timor Sea 1,950 mi/3,140 km northwest of Sydney, Darwin is somewhat isolated, but it has a number of good beaches and sights.
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