With Darwin recently named one of the best places to visit in the world during 2012 by Lonely Planet and Australia's famous top end coming into its best season, there's no better time to visit the Northern Territory.
Famous for its tropical climate and mellow outdoor lifestyle, Darwin's close proximity to South East Asia has made it one of Australia's most culturally diverse cities.
With easy access to Kakadu, amazing markets, a vibrant harbour, blood orange sunsets and wonderful restaurants, pubs and festivals, Darwin really is an amazing place for a getaway.
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Activities & Experiences
Darwin is a playground for adventure and outdoor activities. From jumping crocodile tours, day trips to Litchfield National Park, beach markets, open air cinema and fishing galore to the more sedate experiences like museums, gallery hopping and sunset cruises. The list is endless!
Top Darwin Tours
- Jumping Crocodile Tour
See saltwater crocodiles in action
- Scenic Flight over kakadu and Arnhem Land
Get a spectacular aerial view of the vast landscape of Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land
- Litchfield National Park Day tour
Small group day tour taking in this beautiful national park outside Darwin
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Top things to do
- Head to the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where you will find everything from souvenirs, artwork, exotic food stalls, jewellery, clothing and hand made goods. Other great markets to visit include: Parap Village, Nightcliff and Rapid Creek
- Wine and dine down at any of the wonderful restaurants at Cullen Bay
- Visit the wharf at sunset and sample local Barramundi
- Visit the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and see a realistic exhibition of the effects of cyclone Tracy
- Spend an evening beneath the stars and watch a movie at the award winning Deckchair Open Air Cinema
Looking for some inspiration? See Sydney photographer Nicola Hill's incredible photos of stockmen working the cattle stations of the rich and rugged Top End, set your heart aflutter with birdwatching in Kakadu and find out why there's no place like Darwin in Australia's offseason.
Why not experience the glory of Darwin by car?
Hire a car and head to Litchfield National Park. Litchfield is just a 90 minute drive from Darwin city centre and comprises of thundering waterfalls, beautiful swimming holes, walking tracks, rainforest pockets and 4WD tracks.
Experience the true essence of the Northern Territory with a trip to Kakadu, situated 3.5 hours drive from Darwin city centre. Kakadu is Australia's largest National Park and home to 20,000 square kilometres of natural beauty and an amazing history dating back 200 million years. Kakadu National Park is managed jointly by Aboriginal traditional owners and the Director of National Parks and has to be seen to be believed.
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