Darwin City has a significant historical
and cultural background depicted by its key attractions. Lined with
green parklands, Darwin City provides visitors with a comfortable,
relaxing and entertaining place to visit more than once. A stroll
around Darwin City gives you a fascinating insight into the history
behind what has made Darwin City the place you see today.
Following a Stuart`s successful crossing from south to north in
1862, a settlement was established in 1864. In 1869 the present
city was surveyed and laid out by George Woodruffe Goyder. Goyders
street grid remains, essentially the same today which lies a rich
mix of Darwin`s heritage. From the Historic buildings of Brownsmart
to the architecturally significant Government House there is a fine
range of historic buildings. In August 1994 the new Parliament House
opened and with the continuing development of State Square it is
now an established an important civic heart in the city centre.