If you’re wondering what to do in Darwin, we’ve rounded up a list of the best bits the city has to offer, so you’ll never be stuck things to do. Choose from urban wildlife experiences, aviation centres, abandoned prisons and so much more…
Say hello to the best of Darwin’s wildlife at Crocosauras Cove, an exhibit showcasing saltwater crocodiles, turtles and other reptiles with the option to get up close and personal in the viewing cage. A great activity to do with kids in Darwin, you’ll definitely want to add the pictures you take with the baby crocodiles to your family photo album. Take a bathing suit if you fancy experiencing the Cage of Death, Australia’s only crocodile dive.
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Crocosaurus Cove
MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY OF THE NOTHERN TERRITORY
Known as the Northern Territory’s premier cultural organisation, MAGNT presents both internally developed exhibitions and travelling exhibitions from around Australia on an annual basis. With an art collection consisting of over 30,000 pieces, you can easily spend an entire day here. Lookout for crocodile bones.
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
GEORGE BROWN DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
One of the few botanic gardens in the world with estuarine and marine plants growing naturally, George Brown is an excellent place to spend a relaxed afternoon learning about different plant life in their natural habitat. The nature preserve covers 42 hectares and houses a plethora of beautiful tropical orchids, bromeliads and other exotic flora. Stop to smell the roses before heading to their café for a light lunch.
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanical Gardens
DARWIN MILITARY MUSEUM
The place to go if you want to learn about Darwin’s involvement in World War II. Bringing together an array of photographs and artefacts from the Northern Territory, Australia and America, this exhibit weaves a captivating story about Darwin’s history. A must-visit for any history buffs exploring the area.
Blue Route, Stop: Military Museum - Defence of Darwin Experience
ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE & THE BOMBING OF DARWIN HARBOUR
An educational and insightful experience like no other, go here to learn more about the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942 and gave way to the birth and growth of the RFDS. Listen to the heroic tales of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses that experienced the event. This place brings together two historic territory stories in once iconic facility.
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Stokes Hill Wharf
So there you have it, our guide to the top things to do on a visit to Darwin. Once you’re done visiting these places, be sure to check out our guide to the Best Outdoor Places in Darwin…