Are you looking for what to do in Darwin?
PLACES TO SEE
- Territory Wildlife Park: A wildlife park that is filled with re-created natural habitats for a variety of animals, bird watching alcoves and walks through rainforests. A wonderful way to spend your four hours when you visit Darwin. Admission fee is Australian dollar $26 for adults.
- Crocodylus Park & Zoo: Spend some time with Darwin’s native reptile habitants and also witness the hospitality of exotic animals at the adjoining zoo. Admission fee is Australian Dollar $30 for adults.
- Australian Aviation Heritage Center: Even if you aren’t fascinated with aircrafts, this museum will leave you wanting more. Whether it’s the B-52 bomber or the Mirage and Sabre jet fighters, the aviation center reveals fascinating secrets about the World War 2 era. Admission fee is Australian Dollar $12 for adults. Open 9am to 5pm.
- Darwin Military Museum: The Darwin military museum is a fine example of what Darwin has endured during the devastating World War 2. The memorabilia, photographs and memoirs are heart wrenching. Admission fee is Australian Dollar $12 for adults. Open 9.30 am to 5 pm.
- Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory: Take a peek into Aboriginal culture and history at this museum. Stare in awe at Sweetheart, the satirical name given to one of Australia’s most deadly, man-eating crocs. Also witness the catastrophic damage left behind by the notorious Cyclone Tracy with the help of a simulated cyclone. Do visit the café! Open 10 am to 5pm. Admission free.
PLACES TO DO
Shopping & Markets
- Nightcliffe Market: This Sunday market is a mish mash of interesting eateries and shops selling specialty stuff like organic clothes and cosmetics,
- Flea Market at Rapid Creek: One of Australia’s oldest markets, this experience offers everything; right from relaxing massages to Asian produce.
- Kunwinjku Aborginal Art: Shop for authentic aboriginal art made by one of the tribesman at the markets at Mindil beach on Tuesdays. Or head to the Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery at Mitchell and Knuckey Street to shop for some traditional art.
- Crocosaurus Cove: Got an itch for high-adrenaline adventure? The Crocosaurus Cove will make even the most daring enthusiasts lose their breath. Swim alongside the vast variety of crocodiles that are native to Darwin with just a wall between you and the croc as a saving grace. You can also willingly step into the world of crocs in a Perspex cage where some of the most unforgiving reptiles await you with open arms and open jaws!
- Stokes Wharf: Those who love swimming can check out the wave pool at Stokes Wharf that is part of a lagoon built for locals who cannot swim in the crocodile-infested waters surrounding Darwin.
- Fishing: Go fishing for the humungous Barramundi fish that is one of the most toothsome fishes in Australia. Fishing tours carry 15-20 people per boat and take you to the richest part of the exotic blue waters.
- Harbor Cruise: Cruises on the harbor offer stunning views of the sunset and could be a good option for the romantics.
- Lake Alexander: A great place to swim and stretch your legs while enjoying a Barbecue by this picturesque lake.
Below we have a list of things to do in Darwin and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Darwin getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Darwin with confidence.