Things to do in the Darwin
Whether you're planning to stay in the city or escape to the country, you'll never be far from the action in the Top End. But if you're not sure what to do while you're in town, our Darwin attractions guide can help. Start planning your Outback itinerary and book your trip with us today.
Check out the Darwin Military Museum
It's no secret that Darwin played a pivotal role throughout World War II. And at the Darwin Military Museum, you can get a closer look at what it was like to be in the Top End during the conflict. To get the most out of your visit, be sure to download the Defence of Darwin Experience app, which acts as a virtual tour guide once inside.
Explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
To learn even more about the region's unique history, head to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Here, you'll be able to see things through the lens of Australia's top Indigenous artists, whose works have been carefully curated in a series of fascinating exhibitions.
Visit crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove
If you're bringing the kids on your trip to the Top End, treat them to an educational experience at Crocosaurus Cove. During your tour, you'll come face-to-face with some of Australia's deadliest creatures, all while learning more about their day-to-day life in the NT. Not enough to get your heart racing? Close encounter dives are also available, but beware – you'll be sharing a tank with some of the largest crocs on the planet.
Make a splash at Palmerston Water Park
With saltwater crocs popping up along the coastline, swimming at the beach isn't really an option in Darwin. Luckily, the nearby Palmerston Water Park is the perfect place to take a dip, with swimming pools and waterslides to suit the whole family. Best of all, entry is free, so you can cool off even if you're on a budget.
Take a dip at Berry Springs Nature Park
If you'd prefer to make a splash in the wild, take a day trip to Berry Springs Nature Park. After you've swam in the crystal-clear rock pools, stick around for a bite to eat in the picnic area, where you can grab something from the kiosk or get cooking on the public barbeques.