When it comes to visiting Australia, most people have the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in mind. One state that is often overlooked is Darwin. Darwin is Australia’s most northerly and smallest capital city, with a population of just around 150,000 people. Don’t let this fool you, though – Darwin is a hub of activity with some amazing sights, restaurants, accommodation and activities for all ages to participate in. in this article, we will look into what you can do in Darwin, so read on to find out more!
1. Find The Perfect Accommodation
When travelling to Darwin, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect accomodation for you and your loved ones. Whether you are looking for accommodation in Darwin CBD or a beautiful bed and breakfast slightly further out, you’ll be sure to find something that will suit all your personal needs.
Serviced apartments offer ultimate convenience, and are perfect for anyone who is on a business trip or just a leisurely holiday. You’ll enjoy the comforts of home in self contained apartments that offer spacious and immaculate living that is walking distance to restaurants, cafes, shops and city attractions.
2. You Can’t Miss Out On The Crocs!
If you’re in a Darwin, the one thing you absolutely cannot miss out on are the crocodiles. If you’re in the city, you can head to Crocosaurus Cove, which is conveniently located in Darwin CBD, and offers you the chance to see some of the biggest crocodiles in Australia. You can participate in handling a baby croc, swim alongside crocodiles if you dare and also witness the daily feeding of the crocodiles. For those who are looking for something else, another great option to see some crocodiles would be to head down to the Adelaide River which is home to a large number of saltwater crocodiles.
3. The Darwin Markets
Darwin, like many other cities in Australia, is a melting pot of dozens of cultures. The best place to explore each and every one of these cultures is to head to the Darwin Markets. There are a number of different markets open over various periods of the year, so you’ll be sure that there will be at least one for you to explore when you travel to Darwin. Catch a stunning sunset, eat to your heart’s content and browsing through some arts and crafts are some of the few things you can experience at any Darwin Market. If you’re lucky, you might catch a stunning sunset or two whilst you’re at the market, so don’t forget to bring those cameras out!
4. Aboriginal Cultural Tours
The aboriginal culture plays a very strong part when it comes to the Northern Territory, and Darwin is the place to be for anyone who is looking to find out more about the aboriginal culture. There are multiple aboriginal cultural tours on offer for anyone to partake in, with hosts who will impart you with their knowledge and personal experiences. You can be sure that you’ll learn everything about the aboriginal culture – from spear throwing to clapstick playing. This is a perfect way to educate young ones and teens on the history of Australia, and where better to do it than the focal point for many of the country’s original inhabitants!
5. Aquascene Darwin
Last but not least, if you’re a fish enthusiast or are travelling with kids, you’ll definitely want to head down to Aquascene Darwin. This fish sanctuary has been part of Darwin’s history for the last 68 years, and offers a unique way for you to get up close and personal with fish without the barriers of a tank, glass or nets. You can feed these fish in their natural habitat and you can even touch them if you dare! There are a myriad of fish species to gaze at at Aquascene, and this is the perfect educational activity for young ones or people who have a keen interest in marine life. Aquascene is an essential pitstop for anyone who is headed to Darwin!
We hope that this article has given you some insight into just a few of the amazing things you can do if you visit Darwin!