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Things to do in Darwin - Australia

Spreading out along the dramatic coastline of the Timor Sea, Darwin is Australia’s northernmost state capital and gateway to the tropical paradise of the country’s Top End. Closer to the Indonesian capital Jakarta than the high-rise cities of Australia’s southeast, Darwin has maintained an independent spirit and laid back attitude markedly different from the rest of the country. While most of the historic center was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, today it is a thriving modern hub for indigenous art, innovative museums and buzzing bars and restaurants, which spill onto the pavements of Mitchell Street. Beyond the city itself, Darwin is a perfect pit stop before journeying into the untamed wilderness of Litchfield or Djukbinj national parks for some crocodile spotting.

  • Crocosaurus Cove

    Nature expresses itself in countless ways, of which humans and animals are two of those expressions of nature. Crocosaurus Cove is one place where you’ll find fascinating wildlife creatures like reptiles, crocodiles, and turtles.

    Crocosaurus Cove General Admission Ticket

  • Litchfield National Park

    The National Park is filled with many fascinating sights to offer tourists. Of these are the Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds, breathtaking waterfalls, spring-fed streams, sandstone escarpments, and some others. Litchfield National Park is made for fun, relaxation, and adventures.

    Litchfield National Park Tour

  • Tiwi Islands

    Because of the friendliness of the Tiwi people, anybody can visit their place. The Tiwi people are always glad to show people around and tell them tales of their rich culture and history. Tourists don’t even need permits to visit the place.

    Tiwi Islands Cultural Day Tour

  • Mary River Helicopter Tour

    In all the Southern Hemisphere, Mary River Wetlands is where you’ll find the highest number of Saltwater Crocodiles in one place. Apart from the countless crocodiles that tourists can feast their eyes on, rarely seen birds like wallabies, sea eagles, kites and many others are put on a show.

    Mary River Helicopter Tour

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

    The Museum and Art Gallery is located in Fannie Bay suburb of Darwin, and it is the main museum in the whole Northern Territory. The museum features many interesting artifacts from the rich history of Australia.

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