Have you ventured to the Top End?
While it may seem far to those who live in other capital cities, the beauty of Darwin is not to be missed. From historical artefacts to natural wonders, Darwin will be unlike any other adventure you’ve taken. We’ve broken down a few sights that must be seen while exploring this great city!
Litchfield National Park
Do you enjoy being in the great outdoors? If you like cascading waterfalls, towering trees and the sunburnt red earth, then Litchfield National Park is the place for you. A short hour drive south from Darwin, the park is the ideal place to take respite from the warm weather.
Florence Falls is the highlight of Litchfield, at this incredible site two waterfalls come together to create a pristine pool – relax as you swim among colossal red rock faces that appear to touch the sky. Another interesting feature is the impressive termite mounds that can be up to 100 years old.
If you’re looking to surround yourself by rich culture, a trip to the Tiwi Islands is most definitely the answer. Tiwi Islands are made up by Bathurst and Melville islands, which are easily accessible by ferry or by a short flight to Bathurst Island. If you’re visiting in March, the annual Tiwi Islands Football Grand Final and Art Sale cannot be missed. This year will be bigger than ever, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the event.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Showcasing national Aboriginal artists, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the perfect place to escape the rain during the wet season. Home to an extensive permanent collection, MAGNT also houses temporary exhibitions that attract waves of locals and tourists throughout the year. The prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards is held at the gallery every year from August to November and is the longest running Indigenous award exhibition.
Pictured is the Tiwi Islands Grand Final and Art Show.
Image courtesy of Tourism NT; Shaana McNaught.