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Things To Do In Darwin

Always up for a brand new feat and unique ways to get your kicks, you're eager to discover an exciting city from top to bottom. You're excited to chart a course in a different direction. It's not difficult to fill your days, because Expedia can connect you with loads of things to do. Find and book your activities now, and all you'll have left to do is pack your trunk and prepare to have fun. Coming up: Darwin!

  • The things to do in Darwin are not only top-notch, but they won't bust your budget. We have 39 things to do here, and you can reserve them beginning at just £16. Get your favourite activities and day trips on Expedia at an ideal rate, and you may still have enough cash for a fancy hotel or luxurious meal while you're visiting.
  • Darwin is popular among travellers like you. In fact, lots of travellers have been visiting Darwin to learn about local culture and participate in the best activities, and a good percentage of them can't wait to come back. The most loved activities can earn the attention of even well-versed travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our list includes a wide variety of entertainment and excitement. With unequalled ways to discover the best this area has to offer like a Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls Day Tour and Tiwi Island Day Tour with Flight from Darwin, there are tons of things to do to choose from when you search through the activities list here at Expedia.

It takes an expert itinerary to fully explore Darwin, especially when you long to include lots of exciting activities. And it's clear that you're itching to explore every avenue遥ou're excited to get out and take it all in. You look forward to scoping out the best activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is what you love best. Our activities are the ideal way to organise your holiday. Book professional regional tours on Expedia, and there will be no need to worry about looking at a map.

Things to Do in Darwin

The tropical city of Darwin, located in the lush and verdant far north of the country’s Northern Territory, is actually closer to Bali than it is to Sydney. But, despite the distance, it still remains very much an Australian city, small yet cultured, looking out over the Timor Sea and with great leisure options. It’s a very relaxed and multicultural place with great eating options and access to some of the country’s most magnificent national parks and wilderness. It gets hot and steamy in the summer months and is dry throughout the winter but the tropical weather brings beautiful trees and flowers on the city’s streets. It’s a thriving little city, making the very best of its geographical location, and serving as a gateway to all the varied treasures of the north.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Darwin

Darwin Wharf - The main historical part of town and the only city in Australia to have ever been attacked in a war, when Japanese bombers raided in WW2.

The Top End - The vast region that surrounds the city, where you can find Kakadu National, Park, Arnhem Land and Katherine.

The Waterfront - Many of the city’s best attractions are located along the regenerated Waterfront area. Follow walking trails, or dine alfresco on freshly caught seafood.

Downtown - The main hub of the city based around Mitchell and Knuckey Streets. You’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants where you can grab food from all over the world.

Bicentennial Park - A scenic stretch of parkland found along the Esplanade and overlooking the harbour. A top place for some leisure activities or simply to soak up some sun.

Things to See in Darwin

Discover the historical side of Darwin at attractions like the Fannie Bay Gaol, which operated as the city’s major prison for more than 100 years. Visit the Browns Mart, a stone building that has become a cultural hub hosting theatre performances, or wander the Adelaide War Cemetery along the river. The Aviation Heritage Centre houses an impressive selection of aircraft. Of course, with a name like Darwin, it’s not surprising that it’s the natural attractions that really stand out. The Botanic Gardens and Lake Alexander are simply beautiful, and the nearby Casuarina Coastal Reserve has some walking paths to explore.

Things to Do in Darwin

The city is surrounded by stunning national parks, including Litchfield, and the Tiwi Islands. Lying about 60 miles off the coast, the ‘islands of smiles’ are well worth a visit on a boat trip. Come face-to-face with giants at the Crocosaurus Cove where you can feed some of the biggest saltwater crocodiles in the world. Discover more incredible wildlife at Berry Springs, including a monsoon forest walk. Cruise the Mary River Wetlands, go bird watching in the mangrove swamps around the city or stay a bit closer to home on a boat trip around the harbour.

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