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Darwin, Australia

The capital of Australia's vast northern territory sits close to Asia on the edge of the Barramundi-filled Timor Sea. The only Australian city to endure sustained bombardment during WWII, the city was rebuilt after cyclone Tracy swept through in 1974, which gives it a spanking-new feel. It doesn't take long, however, to hit the timeless bush that surrounds, where seriously big crocodiles lie stealthily in billabongs and wallabies come out of the bramble at sunset to feed. From here, Kakadu National Park's plummeting waterfalls and incredible legacy of Aboriginal rock art is only a two-hour drive through the Outback.