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A Darwin holiday is a dizzying mix of culture, outdoor adventures, and foodie delights thanks to the cities, multicultural residents. Start your day with a caffeine fix on Grafton Street, which is home to a thriving cafe scene that epitomises why Australia is currently one of the best coffee nations in the world. Head over to the Darwin Military Museum for a tour of WWII exhibits and take in the story of the city’s frontier outpost history. If you’re a nature lover, a visit to Crocodylus Park is not to be missed—don’t forget to take a feeding tour of these ferocious reptiles. Discover an unmissable Darwin tour with Tourlane, let our Travel Experts create, plan, and book your dream holiday today.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Darwin Military Museum
Stokes Hill Wharf
Not for the faint of heart, Crocodylus Park is a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Darwin. The park is the brainchild of world-famous Prof. Grahame Webb. With a thousand crocodiles, some of which approach four metres in height, enjoy a feeding tour that brings you eye to eye with these animals. The park also has a diverse array of wildlife that includes cats, primates, and birds.
On a waterfront by Fannie Bay is a museum and art gallery that exhibits local and international collections. Enjoy a photography gallery which showcases the frontier days, a maritime exhibit, and a crocodile named Sweetheart as you enjoy a day by the banks of the river.
The sunset market at Mindil Beach is open Thursday and Sunday and attracts you with its food stalls, crafts, and art. Enjoy a bite of fresh Asian seabass and chips after wandering through the markets many stalls. Enjoy the tropical evening breeze after a day of beach activities in this oceanside setting. Mindil Beach is truly a Darwin holiday must-see attraction.
Darwin was once a major port for the Royal Australian Artillery, with more than 110,000 soldiers stationed in the city during WWII. Explore the history of Australia’s participation in WWII at the museum’s main exhibition, the Defence of Darwin Experience. An immersive experience that reveals the troubled story of the Japanese bombings and resulting invasion of the Philippines, it’s the perfect place for lovers of history.
Head to the port of Stokes Hill Wharf and enjoy sumptuous seafood eateries at sunset. If you’re looking to fish, then you can cast a line here, or hop on a boat and take a cruise along the coast instead. A visit to the Bombing of Darwin & Royal Firing Doctor Service is a chance to learn of the history and brave work done by locals who serve.
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