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Travel to Darwin for as low as 16,732 pesos

by on March 16, 2008

I got some pretty good responses from my earlier “get to London on the cheap” post, so I figured I’d do another one for an admittedly less popular tourist destination. I’m fairly certain that Darwin doesn’t top anyone’s list for “places to go before you die”, but it does offer a host of things to do, especially for the outdoorsy type. Darwin is the gateway to litchfield and kakadu national parks, as well as katherine gorge for a taste of that “outback” experience. It’s also one of the places you can see the uniquely Australian marsupial, the wallaby (that’s a picture of a wallaby up there). It’s also a cosmopolitan city with an Aborigine heritage, so there’s a fantastic mix of cultures that possibly exists nowhere else, even in Australia.

If you’re interested, simply go to the Tiger Airways website and book a flight on these dates:
Depart July 30 or aug 1-2
Return August 5 and 7

Depart september 8-13
Return september 16

Depart oct 1
Return oct 7-9

Depart oct 14-18
Return oct 19,21, or 23

These were the dates that I was able to ferret out with the lowest (that I could find) $58.28 US rate for a one way trip. This translates to $408.12 for a return trip, which is roughly 16,732 pesos. The taxes and fuel surcharges are responsible for the bulk of the amount, which makes sense considering the distance you’re travelling. Be informed that there is a stopover in Singapore for an undetermined amount of time, and that you’ll be arriving in Darwin 2 days after your departure. They’re not too clear on the itinerary, but the flight time for the outward trip is supposed to be 20 hours, and the return trip is 13 hours, so schedule your trip accordingly.

There’s a similar flight to Perth, if that’s more your thing, but my endless scouring of of the schedules only turned up a flight departing on September 8 and returning on September 13 that costs roughly $30 more than the Darwin trip.


From → Foreign, Travel

  1. Excellent! Thanks for doing this…it’s really nice to know that I’m not alone on a lot of these things.

  2. Thanks! Looking at your site makes us feel like amateurs though, hehe.

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