Top Things to do in Darwin

The capital of the Northern Territory has lots to offer visitors. Darwin’s sprawling landscape and rich history provide it with an exciting list of things to do. As well as hiking adventures in the surrounding scenery, there are opportunities to kick back and relax in lively restaurants, cafes, and bars in the centre of town, too.

Here are Some of the Best Things to Do in Darwin.

1. Venture Down the Mary River Wetlands

Mary RIver Wetlands

Wildlife is rife around Darwin, and the Mary River Wetlands are a great place to start exploring. At the Corroboree Billabong, you can hop on a boat and cruise down the calm waters of the wetlands spotting native wildlife as you go. Keep a lookout for local crocs and colourful bird species.

2. Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

Perhaps one of the most popular national parks in Australia, Litchfield boasts a range of memorable adventures within its incredible landscape. Check out the impressive termite mounds that soar metres in the air, and wander from one mesmerising waterfall to another. While there, you can soak up the natural beauty of the park from the river or simply kick back and relax with a picnic in a shady spot.

3. Explore Darwin Harbour

Darwin’s harbour bustles with life. Bringing together history, culture, and natural beauty, you can get to know unique marine habitats and discover elusive animal species in the nearby mangroves. Elsewhere, there are rich cultural sites waiting to be explored where visitors can learn all about the Aboriginal past of Darwin.

4. See Berry Springs

Spot dingoes and some of Australia’s other iconic creatures at Berry Springs, one of the most beautiful spots near Darwin. There is a train that runs between the attractions at the Springs, or you can choose to walk from place to place, spotting colourful bird species as you go.

5. Visit Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove

Darwin is famed for its collection of saltwater crocs, and Crocosaurus Cove is the place to go if you want to learn more about these incredible, prehistoric creatures. Get yourself a photo alongside a baby croc and, if you’re feeling brave, you can even swim amongst these giants in what’s been lovingly dubbed the “Cage of Death”. Keep your eyes peeled for other species, too, like barramundi, seawater turtles, and sawfish.

6. Dive into the Aboriginal Culture

Delve into the rich traditions and centuries-old history of the local Pudakul people who call Darwin and its surrounding scenery home. Learn all about aboriginal culture, ancient remedies, watch performances unfold, and give the didgeridoo a go while you’re at it.

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