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Darwin is an easygoing city with a diverse history, friendly people and unique landscape

The simplest way to enjoy Darwin is by walking and taking it in at your own pace. The attractions are close by and great cafes, restaurants, and bars are scattered throughout the town. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory showcases Australian Natural History and Aboriginal Art. You can hand feed schools of wild fish at Aquascene, and from April through to October, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets operate. Running out of things to do? Take a day trip out of Darwin to see the inspiring Kakadu National Park.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

Darwin’s warm Winter has some of the best outdoor markets

Travel tip

Check out the city’s stunning national parks

Essentials to pack

Good walking shoes and sunglasses

Top sights

Thanks to its historical significance and diverse wildlife, Darwin has plenty to discover. Spend the day feeding some fascinating marine life or, if you’re feeling brave, hop in a cage and swim with the crocodiles!

1Mindil Beach Sunset Market
2Museum and Art Gallery of the NT
3Stokes Hill Wharf
4Defence of Darwin Experience
5Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
6George Brown Botanic Gardens
7Crocosaurus Cove
8City Center
9Aquascene