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Things to do in Darwin With its tropical lifestyle, outback adventures and Asian-fusion cuisine, Darwin is perfect for those hungry for adventure. Mindil Markets Darwin is famous for its Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Sample international cuisine, try a local mango […]
Things to do in Darwin
With its tropical lifestyle, outback adventures and Asian-fusion cuisine, Darwin is perfect for those hungry for adventure.
Darwin is famous for its Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Sample international cuisine, try a local mango smoothie, pick up a few arts and crafts for souvenirs, and be entertained by the fire twirlers and street performers, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Mindil Beach as the sun sinks down into the ocean.
Darwin Military Museum
The Darwin Military Museum is located at East Point, and is home of the original WWII fotifications that kept Australia’s shores safe throughout the conflicts of the 20th century. The museum houses original gun turrets and other artefacts from every major conflict where Australian troops have been deployed.
Go head to head with the legendary saltwater crocodile in the Cage of Death, or play it safe and watch the crocs being fed from afar.
Enjoy 360 degree viewing with some of the world’s largest saltwater crocs in captivity, including the world’s most famous croc, Burt, the 5.1m star of the movie Crocodile Dundee.
The Cage of Death is a monorail capsule that’s lowered into the underwater croc enclosure for a 15 minute up close and personal crocodile experience.
Or check out some of the less-lethal fish and reptiles in the aquarium, or cuddle the baby crocs while they’re still cute and harmless enough to be safe.
Darwin’s tropical conditions make it a perfect time to bring out the swimsuit and visit Darwin’s saltwater Recreation Lagoon. Join thousands of others and lounge in the shade, play in the sand or go for a dip. There’s no crocs, and the water’s lovely!
Darwin sits on a peninsula surrounded by seas on 3 sides: the Darwin Harbour, the Timor Sea and Shoal Bay. This means that there’s always a favourable wind to launch a boat and go fishing in one direction or another.
Darwin has a great range of fishing facilities, and the quality of fishing is exceptional. With tackle shops, charters and guides available, you can take advantage of this fishing paradise.
Gateway to the Outback
Darwin is the gateway to Outback Australia – from here you’re only a hop, skip and a jump away from some of Australia’s iconic outback sights.
Explore the stunning natural gorges at Nitmiluk National Park. Hire a canoe and paddle downstream to see the waterfalls, aboriginal rock art, and natural water holes of the region.
Discover the iconic Devil’s Marbles, the collection of giant boulders believed by the Warmungu aboriginal people to be the eggs of the mythological Rainbow Serpent. Standing over 6 metres high and formed over millions of years, this geological marvel is not to be missed.
Kakadu National Park
Covering 20,000 square kilometres of beautiful rugged terrain, Kakadu National Park is home to a stunning collection of aboriginal art, wildlife and plants, and exotic landscapes. Just 2.5 hours from Darwin, Kakadu National Park is World Heritage listed for its cultural and environmental values.
Uluru / Ayers Rock
One of Australia’s most iconic tourist attractions, and one of the natural wonders of the world, Uluru is a 348m monolith that spectacularly towers into the sky. Take a free guided tour and learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of Uluru and the surrounding area.
A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges, which surround it.