Our top 10 Darwin attractions
1. Kakadu National Park
Covering 20,000 square kilometres, this World Heritage-listed park features a diverse range of habitats, from estuaries in the north to floodplains, billabongs and stone country in the south.
2. Darwin Military Museum
The museum takes visitors on a historic journey through time, and tells the story of Darwin’s significant role in World War II through interactive exhibits, military artefacts and defensive installations. It is also a memorial to those who fought and died during the conflict.
3. Stokes Hill Wharf
Dating back to the early 1800’s, this historically significant waterfront site is located just minutes from Darwin and today is filled with trendy restaurants making it a popular spot for an alfresco lunch of dinner.
Also known as Doctor’s Gully, this picturesque spot is where hundreds of friendly local fish swim up to the shoreline to be hand-fed fresh bread by the many obliging visitors who wade into the warm tropical waters at high-tide to experience this unique feeding frenzy.
5. Deckchair Cinema
Enjoying a fabulous harbour setting, Darwin’s famous outdoor cinema, has a laid back and relaxed vibe. Take in a stunning sunset and enjoy a drink in the tropical gardens before settling into a deckchair and watching a film under the stars.
6. Crocosaurus Cove
Over 200 crocodiles call this park home as well as 70 other species of unique Australian wildlife. Delivering a range of informative talks and shows, the park gives visitors the opportunity to learn about these impressive reptiles and for those that dare to come face-to-face with croc in the ‘Cage of Death’.
7. Territory Wildlife Park
Divided into three unique and natural habitats – Wetlands, Monsoon Vine Forest and Woodland – the park features daily presentations and inviting walks, allowing visitors to get up close and gain insights into the animals which live in each environment.
8. Crocodylus Park & Zoo
Home to one of the largest collections of crocodiles found anywhere, ranging in size from a petite 30 centimetres up to an impressive 5 metres in length, the park also features other reptiles as well as “big cats’, primates and native Australian animals.
9. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Set within beautiful gardens on the shores of Fannie Bay, this museum and gallery houses some of the most significant works of art from the Aboriginal and Southeast Asia cultures as well as displays outlining the history of Darwin and the Northern Territory.
10. Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise
Located about an hour’s drive from Darwin, this snaptacular cruise runs along the Adelaide River, home to an estimated 80,000 crocodiles, and is one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of one, or many, of these impressive reptiles roaming about in their natural environment.