Darwin International Airport DRW
is the busiest airport in the Northern Territory, and is Australia's low-fare gateway to Asia (Bali, Singapore & Vietnam). The Airport is also in close proximity of Charles Darwin National Park and Darwin Harbor. Darwin is the perfect base to explore the wonders of Northern Australia - Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks and Arnhem Land - all reachable within a three-hour drive.
The City of Darwin offers a wide range of accommodations for every taste and budget. The 'Tourism Top End' information counter on the ground floor of the terminal can find you a hotel or advise you as to day tours to Litchfield or Kakadu.
DRW Airport is located in Marrara, 13 km from the city center of the capital city of Darwin, accessible via McMillans Road (airport exit) and Stuart Hwy (via Bagot Road exit north, to MacMillans Rd. east).
With 2 runways and an estimated 2.3M passengers annually, Darwin International Airport is served by a number of regular and low-cost airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Darwin Airport has one passenger terminal (which celebrated its 25th year in Dec. 2016).
NOTE: SmartGate border control's ABC e-gates
have been installed at: Melboune, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Cairns & Darwin.
(Biometric cameras fitted to the eGates automatically adjust to the passenger’s height and innovative document feeder technology automatically positions the passport precisely on the reader eliminating any delays due to document misplacement or inadequacy of time for reading. During busy periods, each eGate is capable of processing up to 150 passengers an hour.)