Insider tips on the best things to do in Darwin
Darwin is a multicultural and unique destination in Australia, that offers plenty of outdoor activities. Unlike its contemporary states in the South where residents are often wrapped up in woolies, here in Darwin there’s always a good excuse to bask in the warm sunshine. Our short guide on Things to do in Darwin, offers the best tips and advice on how to make the most of your time.
Darwin Travel Guide
Why visit Darwin
Places to see in Darwin
Giant Crocs in Darwin
From suburban markets to bushwalks and more
Perhaps one of the best things about visiting Darwin is that you get to set your own pace. Be it a casual stroll through a busy market or an intriguing bush walk the choice is really yours alone in this tropical hotspot. One activity that you absolutely must fit into a visit in Darwin is to relax on Mindel Beach and enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Hop on a sea cat or catamaran and sail around the harbor with some bubbly in hand and by evening unwind on the beach.
Getting upclose with a croc is a must
Travellers to this neck of the woods will learn that a visit to the Adelaide River, which is about 60km from the city centre by vehicle, is an absolute must. The reason you ask ? It makes for the perfect environment for saltwater crocodiles fondly known by locals as ‘salties’. While it might be intimidating at first, the sight of a huge croc spanning the length of four and half metres leaping alongside your boat is a thrill beyond compare. Another popular activity is the ‘Cage of Death’. At the Crocosaurus Cove, located in the Central business District of Darwin, tourists submerge themselves in an enclosure to really get up close to a croc.
Fishing along Mary River or Corroboree Billabong
For travellers who love to go fishing, it goes without saying the ultimate dream is to be photographed beside a beautiful metre long silver Barramundi. In Darwin, that dream could actually become a reality. Travellers can charter their own boats and head up along Mary River to have a go at some Barra which are generally a plentiful all year round.
Why you should make it a point to experience Indigenous Art in Darwin
Another reason to visit Darwin, is the opportunity to experience its traditional art. Whether its paintings to print or weaves there are plenty of galleries and museums to intrigue all genre of art lovers. Some of the more popular exhibits can be found at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Parap galleries and the Didgeridoo Hut.
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