Darwin’s Top 5 Experiences

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If you’ve decided to visit Darwin during your time in Australia, then make the most of the abundant adventures to be had. With its close proximity to the Australian outback and some of the best National Parks in the whole country, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do during your time here. So to help you along with a loose itinerary, here’s a few of the best things to do whilst in Darwin.

Crocosaurus Cove

On the top of the list on to things to do in Darwin is the awesome Crocosaurus Cove. It’s here where you can get as close as humanly possible to giant saltwater crocodiles without being their lunch. If you’re feeling brave and want the ultimate photo opp then take on the Cage of Death as you are lowered into a tank with these master predators.

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Cruise the Mary River Wetlands from Darwin

Home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles on the planet, explore the Mary River Wetlands on a two-and-a-half-hour cruise. The boat will get you close enough to these ferocious giants meaning you can  snap some photos of these ancient beasts in their natural habitat.

Discover Natural Wonders at Litchfield National Park

Just 130 km outside of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is where you can see towering termite mounds and swim under cascading waterfalls. If time is of the essence and you want to see some typical Aussie bushland, then Litchfield is easily visited within a day setting off and returning to Darwin.

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Cruise Around Darwin Harbour is one of the relaxing things to do in Darwin

Add Discover the history, intrigue and natural environment of Darwin Harbour to your to things to do in Darwin list. See the local marine habitats, shipwrecks, mangroves, sites of cultural significance and learn what happened when World War II came to Darwin.

You may even be able to meet nesting or hatchling turtles on the Turtle Tracks tour between April and October.

Immerse yourself in Northern Territory Aboriginal Culture

Explore the enthralling culture of the local Pudakul people on this authentic, nature-based experience. Learn about bush tucker and traditional medicine, try blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks, throw a spear and see basket and dilly bag making demonstrations.

You’ll also discover the significance of Dreamtime and Djukbinj, the Rainbow Serpent and enjoy damper (bush bread) and tea.


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