What To Do in Darwin City?

What To Do in Darwin City?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 09/20/2018

Reading time: 3 mins

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is the gateway to many natural wonders, including the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

However, Darwin is bursting with attractions, not just in surrounding areas, but right in the heart of the city. The tropical city has an extensive amount of activities on offer, suitable for any kind of traveller. Learn about the area, get your blood pumping, or simply have your troubles melt away in many adventures.

Things to Do in Darwin City

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

    Home to incredible artworks, scientific objects and cultural artefacts, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is a must-do attraction in Darwin. Wander through the exhibitions to learn about the historic and modern culture of the area. With a cafe and retail shop attached, you can end your visit with a freshly brewed cup of coffee as you browse the unique aboriginal art available.

  • Darwin Harbour

    Venture to Darwin’s harbour, that offers the unique sight of history, culture, and natural beauty. See the bustles of life, as you spot the marine and land flora and fauna, including the famous mangroves. Walk to the outer areas to see the rich cultural sites and learn about the Australian Aboriginal’s past in this land.

  • Darwin International Film Festival

    Throughout the month of September, Darwin is hosting an International Film Festival. You can find the festival is at the Deckchair Cinema, Darwin’s outdoor cinema. View the waterfront views and bright city lights as you soak up the tropic night heat. Pack yourself down on one of the comfy deckchairs provided and enjoy the selection of alternative films on offer. The festival’s goal is to provide unique films from across the globe to both the locals and tourists of Darwin.

  • Botanic Gardens

    For a touch of nature, visit Darwin’s Botanic Gardens. Filling around 200 hectares of the city, this lush expanse is beautifully designed, covered in incredible wildlife, barbecue spots, and walking tracks. Head there for a picnic in the soft grass as you soak up the sun rays!

  • Waterfront Lagoon

    This recreation lagoon is man made, providing swimming access and other water-based activities. It is a natural ecosystem, with fish and algae co-existing with humans in the lagoon. No sharks or other dangerous animals are roaming here, however, so don’t be afraid if you feel something brushing against your legs. Fun activities such as Flyboarding are offer. These jet powered boards push you into the air, so you can fly above the water like a superhero.

There are many more activities on offer, so make sure you plan enough time on your Australian adventure in this incredible city!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.