From historical artefacts to natural wonders, there is so much to see and do in Darwin and its surrounds. No matter when you visit, you’ll be treated to friendly locals, serene landscapes and unreal experiences. We’ve done the hard work for you and bring you three different Darwin experiences that should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.
There is nothing more quintessentially Territorian than seeing a crocodile in its natural habitat. Experience this for yourself at the Adelaide River, where you can head out on a boat to see saltwater crocodiles in the flesh. Hop aboard a cruise to watch as staff feed giant crocodiles, who eagerly leap out of the water to snap up their lunch. This amazing experience takes visitors along the Adelaide River, a huge river that stretches from the Melacca Swamp Conservation Area in the north, through the Djukbinj and Litchfield national parks.
Darwin Aviation Museum
Get your history fix when you visit the Top End at the Darwin Aviation Museum. Darwin has a strong and obvious connection to World War II, as the city experienced a high number of air raids from enemy planes during the war. At the museum, you’ll see an extensive
collection of military aircrafts and crashed aircrafts from World War II, including the only B-52 bomber aircraft to be shown in a museum in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the ultimate stop for anyone who is interested in aviation and Australian war history.
The Darwin Aviation Museum also has a gift shop with many books and souvenirs for sale. Consider yourself a budding war or aviation historian? Then you’ll probably want to visit the museum’s library that has a fantastic collection of books for visitors to explore to their leisure. Booking to access the library is essential, so make sure to plan ahead if you’d like to access the library.
Darwin Waterfront Precinct is a hub of activity. Bringing together delicious food, culture, attractions and nature, the precinct is the perfect day out for the entire family. For those looking to cool down, enjoy the waters of the sparkling blue Wave Lagoon, which is one of the precinct’s most popular attractions. And it’s the perfect place to catch a wave! Every 20 minutes, the lagoon turns into a wave pool, with different patterns so that you can enjoy a leisurely float, or you can jump on your boogie board and catch a wave that measures up to 1.2 metres high!