Things to Do in Darwin, Australia

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A small city on the coast and capital of Australia's Northern Territory, Darwin is located in a tropical climate with natural bush country and beaches all around it. Visitors who rent a vehicle have the freedom to explore this tropical urban center and its surrounds, especially when hiring a four-wheel drive. Discovering Darwin and the Northern Territory, visitors can enjoy local activities and attractions like these top choices:


For a great beach to watch the sunset and find fresh and delicious food and snacks at market booths, Mindil Beach is a favorite. The market is extensive and provides a great variety of wonderful food. Then, the walkway along the beach stretches far beyond the congested and commercial area to true nature with beach seascapes at their best.

Cultural Events

Darwin hosts a good variety of cultural and community events. One that attracts locals and guests from April to November is the Deckchair Cinema at Darwin Harbour. Under the night sky, the public sits in deckchairs to watch a film together. Aboriginal Arts Awards, Darwin Festival for performance arts and Darwin Cup Carnival before the Darwin Cup Race are further examples of events.

Galleries and Museums

The city has art galleries, especially those devoted to Aboriginal artists and their uniquely amazing works. Of the museums and galleries in Darwin, two popular venues are free to the public. These two are the historic Northern Territory Parliament House and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory with its cyclone reenactment.

Parks and Gardens

Numerous parks, reserves and gardens are in and around Darwin. Itinerary planners can look over what the parks offer to choose those that have the features and things to do that they prefer. Not far from Mindil Beach are the city's botanic gardens, displaying different natural habitats like dunes, woodlands and forests. The gardens are free to visit. Additionally, Berry Springs is beautiful and loved by locals. The reserved area has walkways, barbecue facilities and swimming holes that are open when not threatened by crocodiles.

Regional Attractions

In the Top End region of Northern Territory, the natural reserved areas with their sites of interest and natural landmarks offer places for exciting outdoor sports. The rock galleries of ancient art at Nourlangie's shoreline cliff lookouts are a part of the Kakadu National Park. Another place is Katherine's river gorge with its trails, sandstone rock formations and diverse wildlife.

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