Often shadowed by the other major cities of Australia, Darwin has much more to offer than anticipated. The capital of the Northern Territory of Australia has a perfect blend of excitement and comfort.
Darwin is popular for its two seasons, wet and dry. Further, it is also popular for its diverse amphibian wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles. Therefore making the beaches unswimmable. Hence, when you are on your Australian voyage, divert towards this smallest population city in Australia. Here are some of the best Places to Visit in Darwin for you.
Though the city’s history is not that bright and beautiful, the current tourist scene of Darwin is more than imaginable. To explore it, you have to come to Port Darwin and witness the beauty of its Aboriginal Cultural Sites Darwin.
For those who like adventure and some fresh air in the wilderness, the Litchfield National Park is the perfect spot for you. Exploring Litchfield National Park includes a lot of things.
One of the prime things to do is hop on a Helicopter and enjoy the aerial view of the waterfall. If you are more of an adrenaline junkie, you can go hiking in the lush monsoonal forest of the park. You can also take a cultural tour or dip in the Wangi Falls.
If you are up for a beachside picnic, Mindil Beach is the place to go. Regarded as one of the best Darwin waterfront attractions, Mindil Beach is the perfect place to soak up the sun during the day and watch it take a dip in the water in the evening.
Food is one of the prime USPs of Mindil Beach. The food place on the Beach caters to all beach picnics through its range of cuisines, including Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai, Greek, Chinese, and more. You may see cultural influences if you are here between April and October.
Looking for the best outdoor activities in Darwin? Head to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, and you will get them all. The beautiful and fun-filled waterfront precinct is linked to the Darwin CBD via a sandy path. So, if you like strolling, you can take the path and check out all the attractions.
For kids, there is an Aqua Park where they can swim in a lagoon or have fun in the climbing wall and ropes course. For you to fight the heat, there is a lagoon, too. To satisfy your belly, you can check out the World War II secret Oil Storage Tunnels for history and the waterfront restaurants.
For a romantic waterfront dining experience with your partner, go to Stokes Hill Wharf. The waterfront destination is where cruises, jet skis, and fishing charters depart. So, would a meal in the seaside open-air impress you?
If yes, go to the wharf and enjoy the savoury fresh-caught seafood. If that’s not it, there are other cuisines for you, from Asian to Mexican. Other than food, the Wharf also has RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility housing the history of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service. You can also go fishing here.
Darwin is popular for its saltwater crocodiles, and the Jumping Crocodile Cruise is the best way to see them. The best thing about the cruise is that you get to feed the crocodiles with meat dangling from the boat. The six-meter-long crocodiles would jump out of the water to fetch the feast.
The cruise tour will take you to places where you may see white-bellied sea eagles and whistling kites. Therefore, bring your camera along with you. This is a four-hour tour providing you with a pickup and drop-off facility.
For a budget-friendly Darwin travel, the Territory Wildlife Park & Berry Springs Nature Park are the perfect spots. There is no entry fee and a lot to unravel. When here, you can begin your quest by watching the wildlife in the park. As the weather here is usually wet, the wildlife species will be unique from other locations.
You can enjoy the strolls through the walking trails and see the aviary, aquarium, and a nocturnal house. When you are done seeing the raptor show and wildlife, take a dip in the refreshing springs of Berry Springs Nature Park. And that’s a wrap!