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Tourist attractions in Darwin- Find out the top ten to fill your itinerary

By Kajani Shivam - June 5, 2020
Darwin in Australia

The world’s smallest continent and the largest island, Australia is a traveller’s paradise. Australia is home to various wildlife, coral reefs, picturesque rain forests, stunning beaches, best wines and mouth-watering dishes. Cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast has always been the favourite cities for tourists with multiple attractions. Apart from these top-rated cities, there are also few cities in Australia which still serves the best for the tourists. Darwin is one such city which is loved by the tourists and still serves the best for them. Australia’s smallest capital city, Darwin sits in the centre-north of the country and is loved for its food, culture, nightlife, wildlife, ethnic restaurants and lot more. You will find a lot of unique tourist attractions in Darwin which will make you fall in love with the city. Read on…

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Top 10 tourist attractions in Darwin

Interested to know how exciting is Darwin? Have a look at the top ten tourist attractions in Darwin and choose your favourite attractions.

1.The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

 Museum and art gallery in Darwin
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Love history and culture? You definitely can’t skip this place in your itinerary. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is one of the seven related museums in the Northern Territory. You will find an impressive collection of Aboriginal, Oceanic art, as well as works by Australian painters. The Natural History Room provides information about the region’s ecology, mangroves and marine environment. One of the highlights of the museum is “Sweetheart” which is a 5.1-metre long crocodile captured in Northern Territory. The best part is that you can explore this place for free. So, never miss visiting this place which allows you to learn more about the city’s culture and history.

2.Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove- One of the attractions in Darwin
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Crocosaurus Cove has the largest display of Australian reptiles in the world. Cool, huh? Wildlife lovers, Crocosaurus Cove is exactly the place you should be landing in Darwin. You can have a face to face experience with the crocodiles in the “Cage of Death.” Scary? Well, in that case, you can always choose to feed the baby crocodiles and hang out with the sawfish in the aquarium.

3.Mindil Beach Sunset Market

Mindil Beach Sunset Market
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Held every Thursday and Sunday evening from March to November, Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a stunning place for foodies. You can find the best dishes in the market with a variety of cuisine. You can also experience the city’s multiculturalism, beautiful arts, buy some unique gifts and have a stunning view of the sunset.

4.Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sunset Dinner Cruise, One of the attractions in Darwin
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The Sunset Dinner Cruise in Darwin is a perfect way to enjoy your evening. You can make your day romantic by getting on a 2.5-hour cruise where you will be able to taste some of the best seafood when the city twinkle at dusk. Can’t get any more romantic, right? You can also capture some beautiful photographs of the sunset. Never miss this romantic experience.

5.Day Trip to the Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands, One of the attractions in Darwin
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A 2.5-hour ferry ride from Darwin will take you to the mesmerizing Tiwi Island. Tiwi Island is best known for its friendly hospitality, fishing, vibrant art, lush rain forests, and tropical beaches. You can have a unique experience and fall on the feet of nature by admiring the beauty of the island. A Day Trip to the Tiwi Islands is one of the best attractions in Darwin.

6. Take part in the Darwin festival

Darwin festival, One of the attractions in Darwin
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If you are planning to visit Darwin in August, you definitely can’t miss the Darwin festival. Wanted to party and have fun? Make sure you make your way to the Darwin festival. You can witness the vibrant performances of the local, national and international artists at the festival. Never forget to scream! You can also experience some free outdoor events such as dance, music cabaret, workshops and a lot more. Make sure you take your friends on board for an amazing experience.

7.Territory Wildlife Park

Territory Wildlife Park
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Wildlife lovers, you got another place to visit on the top ten list of attractions in Darwin. Territory Wildlife Park is about a 45 minutes drive from Darwin and serves as a home for a vast array of animals living in wetland, woodland, and monsoon forest habitats. Some of the major attractions are the raptor show, spitting archerfish and a presentation by the naturalists.

8.Chinese Temple & Museum Chung Wah

Wondering what does a Chinese temple have to do in Australia? Well, Chinese immigrants came to Australia during the Gold Rush and the museum exhibits photographs, stories and artefacts which showcases the story of the important contribution of Chinese immigrants to the community. You will find the temple more vibrant during the Chinese New Year and Chinese festivals.

9.Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River

Crocodile on the Adelaide river
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Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River will definitely give you some adrenaline rush moments. You will be able to view a six-meter-long saltwater crocodile jumping out of the river. Sounds scary? It will be scarier when you witness this experience for real. Not to worry, you will always find the expert by your side to help you. You will also find plenty of wildlife photographers who will be ready to capture the moment. Also, you will be able to see the white-bellied sea eagles and whistling kites. You can also have an interactive session with the experts and get to know more about the surrounding ecosystems. This unique experience is definitely one of the must-do attractions in Darwin.

10.Mary River Wetlands Cruise

jacana in Mary River Wetlands
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The Mary River Wetlands is about a 90 minutes drive from Darwin and serves as a home to the country’s highest number of saltwater crocodiles. You can also find plenty of birds such as jabiru, jacana, whistling ducks, brolga and sea eagles. The expert guide will also share some fascinating facts about the wetlands ecosystem. Mary River Wetlands Cruise experience is a 2.5-hour cruise served with lunch for the visitors.

And that brings to an end of the top ten tourist attractions in Darwin. Darwin is definitely not a bad idea to spend your vacation. The Australian city has something to offer to everyone. Isn’t that perfect? Planning to visit Darwin? Well, click on the Pickyourtrail website and start customizing your travel packages to Australia. Still unsure of how to manage in Darwin? Well, you will be provided with a 24/7 mobile application from Pickyourtrail to support you during your vacation. So, why stress? Also, do follow our page to get some amazing contents on travel. We are just a click away from you!