Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory Darwin and is a coastal city, situated along the western shoreline of the Northern Territory. The water meets the land from the Beagle Gulf, which extends out into the Timor Sea. Darwin’s proximity to Southeast Asia makes the city’s location a key link between Australia and countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. This tends gives it a diverse range of dining and cultural influences. It’s also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. Also near the water is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art, plus a pearling lugger and other seafaring vessels.