What to do in Darwin
Darwin might be relaxed, but you'll never be bored! There is something for everyone in the top-end, whether you're a nature-lover, adrenaline-junkie, foodie, or art connoisseur. Don't miss these fantastic experiences:
Crocosaurus Cove: No trip to the Northern Territory would be complete without a crocodile encounter. If you're feeling brave, Crocosaurus Cove's 'cage of death' is the only place in Australia where you can experience the thrill of diving face to face with an enormous saltwater crocodile. For those not willing to look death in the eye, the feeding shows provide an exciting performance from a safe distance.
Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT): Delve into the exciting history and rich culture of Darwin at this combined museum and art gallery. In the museum, you can experience the horror of a cyclone in the immersive Cyclone Tracy exhibit, and learn about Darwin's important role in WWII. While the gallery focuses on local indigenous art, both contemporary and ancient.
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets: Eat your way around the world at this sprawling beachfront market. With over 300 stalls, Mindil is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat while you do your souvenir shopping.
National Parks: Take advantage of Darwin's proximity to some of Australia's most gorgeous and culturally significant places, with a visit to Kakadu, Mary River, and Litchfield National Parks. Both Litchfield and Mary River are an easy day trip from Darwin, while Kakadu will require a few days to maximise your experience. Giant termite mounds, spring-fed waterfalls, leaping crocodiles, and ancient rock art are just some of the gems waiting for you in the crown jewels of the Northern Territory.