The weather in Darwin is warm and bright all year round, so if you’re ever stuck for what to do we suggest heading outside for some fun in the sun.

From Darwin’s waterfronts to the parks and beaches on offer, we’ve put together a list of the best places to hang out outdoors in the Northern Territory…


Spend the day soaking up sun rays at Mindil Beach and pick your spot to watch the sun set at this beautiful location. If you’re visiting Darwin between October and April check out the Sunset Markets which run every Thursday and Sunday evening during the dry season. A must-do for both locals and tourists. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit.

Red & Blue Route, Stop: Cullen Bay Apartments, Myilly Point Heritage Precinct


If you’re wondering where to go for a swim, we suggest the buzzing tourist area The Waterfront Precinct. It’s full of restaurants and bars, features a wave pool and a man-made beach. Need we say more? Take a dip and then grab a bite to eat at The Precinct Bar, one of our favourite places to eat. A key part of the Northern Territory’s history, the area also has a rich cultural heritage which is showcased in the many components that have become part of this landmark’s infrastructure.

Red & Blue Route, Stop: Stokes Hill Wharf


Named after the hill that sits behind it, Stokes Hills is the main wharf in Darwin. With a choice of two seaside restaurants this is a great place to go if you fancy dining al fresco. Whether you go on a harbour cruise, to catch a fish from the fishing platform, or to simply admire the panoramic views of the city, this place is fun for everyone.

Red & Blue Route, Stop: Stokes Hill Wharf


One thing is for sure, Darwin is a city proud of its World War II history. And if you’re keen to learn more about Darwin’s involvement or visit some of the landmarks created as a result of the war, head to Bicentennial Park. Home to monuments dedicated to those who died during the Bombing of Darwin you can travel back in time here. The park is also one of the most popular green spaces in the city so if you fancy a bike ride or a leisurely stroll in a picturesque location, this one is for you.

Red & Blue Route, Stop: Doctor’s Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding

Arguably some of the best places to visit in Darwin, pick your favourite from our selection and make the most out of the great outdoors. And once you’ve experienced all that there is to do during the day, check out our guide to the eclectic mix of bars and clubs that make up Darwin’s Nightlife.