The Host City – Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city. It sits on a stunning harbour, enjoying a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and warm weather all year round.
Surrounded on three sides by the sea, harbour views are everywhere – from hotels, restaurants and as you make your way around the city.
Darwin is the ideal base if you want to extend your stay and explore extraordinary places like World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks and the Tiwi Islands.
Darwin, unlike other areas of Australia, has two very distinct seasons that are quite different. Unlike “winter/summer” in many areas of the world, Darwin is divided by “wet/dry” seasons. The dry season, from May until October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures typically range from 21.6– 31.8°C (70.9 – 89.2°F), and humidity levels are much lower: around 60 – 65 per cent.
Relatively cool weather arrives in May, and until July, nights are crisp with temperatures ranging from 17 – 23 °C (62.6 – 73.4°F). It is also the perfect time to explore the more remote areas of the region that can be off-limits during the wet season.
Places of Interest
Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin city, allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles.
Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End.
Bring your bathers and “Swim with the Crocs” jump on our “Fishing for Crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding a baby Saltwater Crocodile. Check out the Barramundi, Archer Fish & Whiprays in our 200,000 litre fresh water aquarium and don’t forget our upstairs Top End Turtle enclosure.
Crocosaurus Cove is also home to the famous, Cage of Death. The only cage in the world that brings you face to face with some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in captivity. Go it alone or grab a friend – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to share the same environment of one of the world’s deadliest predators.
All of this and more awaits you at Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience…right in the heart of Mitchell Street, Darwin City.For further information on Crocosaurus Cove, please visit: http://www.crocosauruscove.com/
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural organisation.
The Museum and Art Gallery in Darwin is set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea at Bullocky Point. MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs.
Each year MAGNT presents a dynamic program of both internally developed exhibitions and the best travelling exhibitions from around Australia. It is also the home of the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – the most significant event of its kind in Australia.
For further information on MAGNT, please visit: http://www.magnt.net.au/
If you are under 25 years old and wish to attend the Youth Day please click the link below to apply.
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors:
8 – 10 October 2017
Darwin Convention Centre
Stokes Hill Road,
Darwin, NT 0800
26 July 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline
9 August 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
16 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline
8 October 2017