About Darwin Remote
17,190 (2016 Census)
74.1% indigenous (2016 Census)
The Darwin remote region incorporates the north/north east section of the NT. It includes the Tiwi Islands and encompasses townships including Batchelor, Jabiru and Adelaide River. The region consists of communities including Wadeye, Maningrida, and Gapuwiyak as well as town camps and other remote outstations.
The dry season in the Top End runs from May to October with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. Humidity is usually around 20 to 35% and there is little to no rain. The moderate temperatures are most comfortable for travelling activities such as hiking, camping, cycling, with most areas being easily accessible.
The Wet/Tropical Summer
The wet season stretches from November to April. Temperatures during this time usually range from 25 to 33°C, with humidity reaching higher than 80%. It is during this season that the Top End receives a majority of its yearly rainfall, which averages 1570mm. The wet season is also subject to monsoonal rains, storms and even tropical cyclones. Access to some attractions in the remote areas of the Top End may be closed due to flooding.
Things to do & see
Tiwi Islands Grand Final and Art Sale
Taste of Kakadu Festival
Injalak Arts Centre in Gunbalanya
Bawinanga’s Maningrida Arts and Culture
For further information on the local communities of the Darwin Remote region, please view the ‘community profile’ in the appropriate training post profile.
NTGPE acknowledge and thank NT Primary Health Network (NTPHN) ntphn.org.au and the NT Government for providing the content for this community profile.