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Flight from General Santos (GES) to Darwin (DRW)

Flight from General Santos (GES) to Darwin (DRW)

Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory, located in Australia. This city is the smallest and the wettest in the area. Tourism is the biggest source of income for Darwin. Catch Territory Day on 1st July in Mindil Beach. Fireworks are only permitted during Territory Day, Chinese New Year and New Year's Eve. Darwin is also full of arts and entertainment where you can enjoy The Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Don Casino, The Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery, The Speargrass Festival and The Darwin Beer-Can Regatta.


Best time to fly from General Santos to Darwin

The best time to fly to Darwin is during the dry season. The dry season is between April or May until September or October. During this time, the weather is beautiful and it was clear blue skies, warm days and balmy nights. The wet season starts around October or November. During this time rain falls increase more than usual. There is a high risk of cyclones and floods during the wet season. The average temperature in April or May is around 32°C. The temperature is around the same in September or October. The highest temperature can reach up to 38°C at this time.


Main airports available in General Santos and Darwin

General Santos International Airport – This is the largest airport on the island of Mindanao. It was built back in 1993, funded by the United States Government. The whole cost was USD 48 million. The airport is 14 kilometres away from the city. The airport is named after its location in the adjacent municipality of Sibulan. The airport is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.


Darwin International Airport - This Airport is the tenth busiest airport in Australia. It is located only 8 km from the city. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin is also located here. There are three terminals available which are a domestic terminal, a cargo terminal, and the international terminal. Shop at the duty-free shops here.


Climate pattern in General Santos and Darwin

Darwin has a hot desert climate. The winter can be as low as 8°C. The summer temperature can be extremely hot as high as 40°C. Rainfall occurs very little in December. The highest temperature recorded was 50.3°C back in June 2010. The lowest temperature was 0.8°C in January 2008.


Highlights attractions in Darwin

Darwin has a lot of interesting places to visit. Here are some suggestions.


  • Darwin Ski Club - Try out the wakeboarding here. It is open from midday till late.
  • Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus - Discover Darwin this way. You can choose whether you want a one day ticket (Classic) or two days of access (Premium ticket). There are 12 strategic stops available which include the Botanical Gardens, Crocosaurus Cove, Military Museum and so much more. They are available for every 35 minutes, but it is subjected to traffic conditions. Buses are available from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM but the time is cut short to 4.30 PM from October until March. The ticket starts at PHP 1050.00.
  • Crocosaurus Cove - You can experience holding a baby crocodile here. The Big Croc Feeding happens at 11.00 AM and 3.30 PM. Lead your way to the Aquarium Stairs. Discover the turtle sanctuary. Get the chance to feed them at 4.00 PM. The general admission ticket starts from PHP 880.00. Be up close with the crocodiles where the only barrier between you and the crocodiles are the cage in which you are in it. Head down to Crocodylus Park. A crocodile biologist founded this park.
  • Tiwi Islands - Get to know Tiwi people. Explore the beauty of the islands. Here, you will find a chain of nine mesmerising islands. It is located 80km from the city. Tiwi people are indigenous Australian people. It is the common belief that they have lived there for over 7000 years. Grab the chance to see so many threatened and endangered birds species. The islands serve as a home of a sea turtle conservation program. Hence the sea turtles here form 1% of the whole world's population.

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