Have you been dreaming of a holiday that's a little different to all the rest? Well look no further because the NT is THE place to be. Hop on a flight with Tigerair from Brisbane to Darwin and you'll be relaxing on a sunset harbour cruise with a glass of bubbles in hand or swimming in one of our crystal clear waterholes.
destination guide: Darwin
things to do in Darwin
Join a Harbour cruise to witness one of Darwin's famous tropical sunsets
Be brave and swim with a crocodile
Discover rich indigenous traditions on a guided cultural tour
Choose from over 1200 international dishes at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Watch movie-stars under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema
Darwin has all kinds of annual events that will keep you learning, laughing, and enjoying your stay. You can visit the Darwin Festival, Garrmalang Festival, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, and of course you should catch the Darwin Fringe Festival if you’re in town when it’s happening. You can even take an Open-Top Bus Tour and see all the city landmarks in one shot. There’s too much going on to list in one place but know that if you choose Darwin as your travel destination, you’ll always have a schedule full of activity.
explore the top end
Fly to Darwin and pick up a hire car and get out and explore the Top End at your own pace. There is no shortage of camping spots, spectacular bushwalking tracks, wetlands, wildlife, beaches and 4WD tracks.
The Nature’s Way is an easy drive on sealed roads that highlights the best of the Top End, linking Australia’s vibrant tropical capital city with the ancient cultural and natural wonders of Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Some great four-wheel drive side-trips allow you to discover special spots in the lush northern tropics.
The Top End is a place you'll never forget and you'll probably never stop talking about either. Once you leave you'll already be planning your next trip to return to this magnificent place so book now, regret never!
what else makes darwin special?
You can eat, drink, shop, surf, hike, and swim here. It’s a “do it all” destination for people from all over the world filled with shopping centers, restaurants, clubs, and culture. You can visit the Tiwi Art Network to see some amazing native artwork or stop by the Darwin Entertainment Centre to catch a play or visit an exhibition. You can watch a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema, or even visit over 1,000 crocodiles at the Crocodylus Park. Darwin is a gateway city to hundreds of square kilometers of wetlands, wildlife, beaches and woodlands too. Bring a backpack and get ready for adventure.
Darwin is home to so much history, nature, and culture; it’d be close to impossible to sum it all up here
what to see
Darwin is a vibrant tropical harbour side city which is famous for its outdoor lifestyle. Your visit will be as adventurous or as laid back as your time and interests allow. In Darwin you’ll be able to eyeball gigantic crocodiles at various attractions in the city and nearby wildlife attractions. Set around a harbour, which is twice the size of Sydney’s. Darwin offers a wide range of waterfront dining venues, harbour cruising tours and even an outdoor cinema.
Make sure you visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where the smells of freshly cooking international cuisines, local arts and crafts stalls and spectacular sunsets will delight you. You’ll also want to stop by the Parap Village Markets and the Nightcliff Markets every Sunday where you will find unusual bargains and unique gifts.
Make sure you stay a few extra nights in Darwin as you're in close proximity to some Australia's most prized natural treasures, including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, the Mary River Wetlands and Arnhem Land. These unique sites are home to some of Australia's most breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and swimming holes and also offer a chance to experience authentic aboriginal culture at its best.
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