Palmerston is a dynamic city offering all-modern facilities and a great base from which to explore the Darwin region. Palmerston is located just 22 kilometres (or a short 25 minute drive) from the centre of Darwin and has a population of 23500. Palmerston is the site of the Australian Army's Robertson Barracks, purpose built for the First Brigade as part of the Army Presence in the North Project.

There are several large shopping centres at Palmerston and a pleasant 18-hole golf course. The surrounding rural area has many mango farms and the Kakadu Mango Winery is located in town. Using only the world's best Kensington Pride mangoes, these unusual wines have a delightful tropical ambience. Another popular attraction is Marlow Lagoon, a picturesque lake and park, which also offers an area for off-leash dog walking.

Temperatures for Palmerston

Palmerston has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Palmerston is approximately 34 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 24 °c.

Palmerston has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Palmerston is approximately 33 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 16 °c.


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