Darwin is one of the most colourful and interesting cities in Australia. It is famed for its pristine beaches, stunning architectural wonders, fabulous museums, and natural riches. While the city has a lot to offer to its visitors, listed below are some of the most popular tourist attractions that must be visited by the holidaymakers.
Situated in the heart of the city, Crocosaurus Cove is among the must visit attractions in Darwin. Boasting the largest display of reptiles and amphibians including the mighty saltwater crocodiles, Crocosaurus Cove promises an amazing experience to the visitors. A face to face encounter with the world’s largest reptile in the ‘Cage of Death’ (Australia’s only crocodile dive) is certainly going to be a memorable experience for you!
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Located in the tiny suburb of Fannie Bay, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is a premier cultural institution in the city. Established in 1981, the galley has a collection of around 30,000 art items including paintings, sculptures, artefacts, sacred objects and other interesting valuables. Featuring over 1.2 million natural history specimens, it is surely a big hit with nature lovers. Exhibitions, interactive sessions and public programmes are organised and held at the gallery regularly.
Featuring an 11,000 km long coastline, Darwin is home to some of the most stunning and spectacular beaches in the country. Offering visitors the best of sun and sand, these beaches are ideal to enjoy numerous interesting water sports like snorkelling, swimming and more! Mindil, Lameroo, Fannie Bay and Casuarina are among the popular beaches in the city. If you are here in the months from May to October, make sure you visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market that takes place here on Thursdays.
Litchfield National Park
Established in 1991 with an aim to protect the flora and fauna of the region, Litchfield National Park is one of the must visit attractions for the wildlife enthusiasts. Located close to Adelaide River, this popular park is home to a large population of birds, plants and animals including antilopine kangaroo, sugar glider, northern brushtail possum, fawn antechinus, red flying foxes, dingo, rare orange leaf-nosed bat, ghost bat, frilled necked lizard, Darwin woolybutt, stringy bark, banksias, grevilleas and terminalias.
Darwin Military Museum
Founded in the mid 1960s to preserve the war memorabilia and military equipment from the World War II, Darwin Military Museum is one of the top attractions in the city. Located at the East Point, close to the Defence of Darwin Experience, this complex features an incredible collection of uniforms, models, paintings, artillery pieces, paintings, armoured vehicles, engines and other machines used during the war. Exhibitions, cultural programs and interactive sessions are held regularly at the museum.