8.8 out of 10

Humpty Doo

Ranked 4th best suburb in Darwin
-12.580901642703 131.136010645765
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Small country town, not that fair from the big smoke"

Humpty Doo really isn't a suburb of Darwin, it's donkeys away, far enough to be it's own little patch of paradise, but close enough that it's not an epic quest to get to the city. The cost of living in Humpty doo is a bit high, but not stupid like other parts of the NT, as it is still close enough to Darwin. ATO Tax Breaks exist for Humpty-Doo as it is considered a Remote Locality for Tax Purposes.
The town has had a few wealthy residents over the years, including one man who had his own private zoo in the town.
Pros
  • Small and Quiet
  • Love the Serenity
  • Laid Back Lifestyle
Cons
  • Distance from City
  • NT Cost of Living
  • Distance from Hospitals or Medical Support
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for families"

Most people in Humpty Doo live on 5 acre blocks so it is fantastic for children with plenty of space and the ability to have animals (no council restrictions on livestock - other than to keep them healthy of course.

Fabulous wildlife - our block is often full of kookaburras and frequently have visits from cockatoos, ibis, magpie geese, butcher birds plus gorgeous tree frogs.

People are super-friendly and down-to earth.

Excellent child care, wonderful community library with fab kids' programs for babies, toddlers - and for school holidays.

Many primary schools to choose from...one public and one private in Humpty Doo - plus nearby others in Giraween and Howard Springs. The local high school has a farm with goats, cattle, chooks and horses and the opportunity to do agricultural units. It balances this with an academic program and committed teachers so you get the best of both worlds. The kids here are well-adjusted and friendly.

Neighbours pretty much keep to themselves but there is the feeling that any help will be there for the asking.

Has its own supermarket, newsagent etc...only 10 minutes to Coolalinga (bigger supermarket), 15 minutes to Palmerston, and 25 minutes to Darwin - easy to live here and commute in for work.

Range of homes from average - $1M+

Golf club provides great family meals.

Has a great rural gym that we love.

We love living here - we work in Darwin and it is fab to go back home to the country. It is amazing for kids to have the space that a block provides.
5/5
2yrs+

"ok"

ok
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Humpty Doo"

I just love the name. Great place fora family holiday.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Failed Agricultural Experiment"

When botanists conducted experiments in this area in the 1870s and decided that it was perfect for agricultural crops, it was though that here would be the foodbowl of the north. Chinese workers in the Territory’s mines successfully grew rice here, but larger scale projects were twarted by rodents, birds and salinity. Eventually in the mid 20th century the scheme was abandoned. Nowadays modern technology has seen a resurgence of agricultural activity in Humpty Doo, with mangoes one of the most popular crops. Homes are on farmland and are well looked after.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees