You’d think “3” (being such a big telecommunications company) would have Darwin covered… nope… nada… zip… Besides having no coverage, Darwin is lacking free hotspots!!! argh!!! I had to purchase a one month 10 gig hotspot plan from arafura for $90… talk about expensive!
However if you happen to land on this page and you’ve just arrived in Darwin and in desperate need of free wifi…I have good news for you. Thanks to Kim, who took me on the unofficial couchsurfing tourguide of Darwin I found out the State Library (which is basically at the end of Smith St) has free wifi!!! whoo hoo!!!
For those who can’t get to the State Library during normal hours, just head down to the Smith Street Mall/Arcade/Thoroughfare. You will know when you get there because there will be people sitting down with their laptops making use of the free wifi.
If you live out in the burbs, and a trip to the city is an inconvenience, you can also get free wifi at the Casuarina Shopping Centre. The only other benefit in going there is that you can experience free wifi with free air-conditioning. Can’t complain with that.