While the locals in the southern parts of Australia see cold chilly days and stay wrapped in winter woollies, those in Darwin, Australia are soaking up the sunshine making it a perfect winter holiday destination for many. Darwin is the tropical gem of Australia.
A cosmopolitan, dynamic and one-of-a-kind travel destination, Darwin is a gateway to many iconic cultural and natural attractions including the Top End in Australia; the Tiwi Islands, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, Adelaide River, Mary River, Arnhem Land and the Katherine Region are attractions to name a few.
Darwin has something special to offer everyone who visits. Whether you’re a sightseer or adventure traveller, you’ll fall in love with this city. Here are the best things to do during your visit.
Word-Famous Darwin sunsets
No tour to Darwin is complete without taking a stroll by the calm waters and breathing the cool tropical breeze at sunset. Sailing the harbour during sunset with champagne in hand is a once in a lifetime kind of memory; you can choose from classic pearl luggers, catamarans or seacats to sail the stunning coastline of the northern territory.
However, if you’re not fond of water excursions, you can view the iconic sunsets of the region from one of the harbour side clubs.
Barra Fishing on the Mary River
Almost a meter long stretch of silver hued Barramundi is a dream come true location for every fishing lover. Barra fishing in Darwin Australia is the newest trend a lot of fun.
This is for everyone from the seasoned fisherman to a novice looking for a new experience.
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See a Giant Croc
Take a road trip alongside the Adelaide River to see the natural habitat of Australia’s crocodiles. These 4.5 meter (15 feet) long giants can’t be missed. Travellers with a head for the heights can also swim in the ‘Cage of Death’ at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin’s CBD.
The Adelaide River is 70 km (44 miles) from the city centre and is a perfect habitat for saltwater crocodiles. If you have extra time, visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT.
Explore the Indigenous Art Scenes
In Darwin, you will find wonderful indigenous artifacts to view as well as for purchase. Visit the art galleries in Parap, the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT or take a stroll by the coastline to explore the country view these gems.
Ruins and War Relics
During World War II, Darwin became a major forward base for the Pacific Campaign in 1942. The East Point Military Museum and the Oil Storage Tunnels in Darwin tell much of this history and are great sites to visit and learn.
Litchfield National Park
Litchfield Park is just an hour drive from the city and is home to charismatic waterfalls, magnificent swimming holes and picture-perfect landscapes, Litchfield National Park is a must-see place for every traveller heading to Northern Territory of Australia.
Darwin has no dearth of tourist attractions and excursions that will make you return home with a host of unforgettable memories.
About the Author.
Philip is a regular travel blogger. He has been traveling around the world since 2002 and promotes Aussie Campervans for hire in Darwin and the Northern Territory.