Things to see & do around Darwin

Explore things to see & do around Darwin

Self-drive touring

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Self-drive touring

Hit the roads out of Darwin to discover the region’s stunning national parks, pristine river systems and abundance of nature and wildlife.

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Art & culture

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Art & culture

Experience the rich culture of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art, and be amazed by the stories behind the region’s history and heritage.

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Aboriginal cultural experiences

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Aboriginal cultural experiences

Discover the wealth and diversity of the region’s culture and hear the ancient Dreamtime stories that will enrich your Top End experience.

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Family activities

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Family activities

Darwin is paradise for kids – it’s always warm, water is usually involved in play time, animals and wildlife are everywhere, and there are always plenty of ways to learn on Country.

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History & heritage

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History & heritage

Aboriginal Dreamtime, tales of pioneering spirit and immigration, and WWII survival stories are just part of the region’s captivating history.

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Nature & wildlife

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Nature & wildlife

The Top End is teeming with exotic birdlife, mammals, reptiles and marine life. Get ready for some inspiring nature and wildlife experiences.

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National parks

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National parks

Darwin is flanked by two stunning national parks, just a short drive away. View exquisite landscapes, abundant wildlife and pristine river systems.

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Outdoor activities

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Outdoor activities

Fly, swim, walk or sail? You’ll be amazed by what Darwin and the surrounding region has to offer. All you have to do is get out there and live it.

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Adventure travel

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Adventure travel

Whether it’s monster crocs at feeding time or overnight treks deep into the wilderness, you’ll find plenty of heart-pumping action around Darwin.

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Camping

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Camping

From waterfalls and plunge pools to monsoon forests and wetlands, experience the diverse natural attractions in and around Darwin on a camping trip.

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Fishing around Darwin

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Fishing around Darwin

From sparkling Darwin Harbour and the Mary River wetlands to the Tiwi Islands and the Dundee Coast, the Darwin region is an angler’s paradise.

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River cruising

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River cruising

Kick back and take in the sparkling blue waters of Darwin Harbour or journey along the Adelaide River and feed the snapping crocodiles below.

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Sailing & cruising

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Sailing & cruising

With an endless ocean right on the city’s doorstep, sailing or cruising around Darwin is a peaceful way to take it all in. Further afield, witness incredible biodiversity and wildlife on the rivers and billabongs, or take a relaxing cruise through heritage-listed national parks.

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Scenic flights

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Scenic flights

Book a scenic flight and get a unique perspective on the network of river systems, lush wetlands and tropical vegetation surrounding Darwin.

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Swimming

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Swimming

Whoever said you can’t swim in Darwin couldn’t have been more wrong. On top of four public swimming pools and four dry-season patrolled beaches within 15 minutes of the CBD, Darwin and the surrounding area offers plenty of excellent – and some quite unique – swimming opportunities.

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Walking & hiking

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Walking & hiking

Experience the Top End’s famous wildlife, landscapes and Aboriginal culture on one of the many walking and hiking trails both in Darwin and within two hours of the city.

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Shopping

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Shopping

Take home a touch of the Top End with artworks, fashion and souvenirs from the region’s unique boutiques, markets and galleries.

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Food & drink

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Food & drink

2 of Darwin’s best treats are its fabulous food and its vast entertainment offering.

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