One of the most popular Darwin attractions is Aquascene, where delighted tourists come to hand-feed hundreds of tropical fish that swim to the shallow shoreline of Darwin's Doctors Gully at high tide. A visit to the Deckchair Cinema, where you can watch a film under the stars on the city's waterfront, should also be on your to-do list.
Enjoy an Aussie adventure at Crocosaurus Cove. Situated in the heart of the CBD, the wildlife park showcases Australia’s best reptiles, including the main event – the crocodiles. Daredevils can jump into the Cage of Death, which will have you lowered into the crocodile tank with nothing but glass separating you from these terrifying creatures. You can also have the chance to hold a baby crocodile, explore a variety of sea life at the aquarium and admire the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles.
The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are on every Thursday and Sunday evening in Darwin. Crowds descend to the sandy shores of Mindil Beach to enjoy the lively atmosphere and sample mouth-watering eats from a variety of vendors. While food is the main attraction, you will also find craft stalls selling homewares, artworks, fashion pieces and handmade jewellery – so it’s the perfect spot to pick up your souvenirs. Also boasting plenty of live entertainment, it’s worth bringing a blanket so you can sit and soak in the ocean views as night descends.
The wild crocodiles at home in Darwin’s waters are one of the city’s greatest attractions. There is no better way to appreciate these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat, then by jumping on a crocodile cruise. Set sail along the Adelaide River for a four hour adventure that will have you roaming the waters for a croc sighting. By dangling tasty treats over the side of the boat, guests can witness the strength and jaws of the jumping crocs firsthand.
Darwin is the perfect gateway to explore many of the Northern Territory’s natural wonders, including the awe-inspiring treasures found in Kakadu National Park. Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu boasts incredible natural beauty, from cascading waterfalls to rugged cliffs as well as rare flora and fauna. You can explore the region on foot but to truly appreciate the spectacular scenery, take to the skies on a magical helicopter flight.
Enjoy the great outdoors at Darwin’s fabulous Deckchair Cinema. Operated by the Darwin Film Society, you can expect to catch independent flicks, family favourites and fantastic Aussie films. Set in a tropical garden on the edge of the Darwin Harbour, you can appreciate the sunset over the sea as you settle in for a relaxed evening. Open seven days a week, taking in a movie at the outdoor cinema is always an option.