If you’re thinking of traveling to Darwin this summer, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s plenty to see and do here. Located a few miles from Kakadu National Park, Darwin is Australia’s only tropical city. It’s far from the concrete jungles of Sydney and Canberra. It’s more rural, thanks to its close proximity to one of the country’s largest national parks.
Be it beautiful beaches and scenic countryside or modern bars and restaurants you want to explore, Darwin is the perfect place. This tropical city has it all; shopping, entertainment, an impressive array of world foods, national parks, and more. Whether you’re visiting with your little ones in tow or are planning a break with your buddies, there’s plenty to see and do here.
The great thing about taking a trip to Darwin is that you set the pace for how you see and do things. You can choose a relaxed break or a trip that’s more fast-paced. From sunbathing on the beautiful white sand beaches to scuba diving, there’s plenty of choice of what to see and do.
Watch the sunset
Darwin is famous for its iconic red sunsets, so while you’re here, you have to take the time to enjoy one. You can do this with a BBQ on the beach, dinner in one of the beachfront restaurants, or by taking a boat ride in the bay. While in this part of Australia seeing the sunset is a must. Imagine enjoying a delicious picnic and a glass of bubbly, while watching the fiery sunset that Darwin is renowned for.
See the city’s most impressive sights
The great thing about this city is that there are plenty of excursions and tours to choose from. However, one of the best of these is a city sightseeing tour of all the best sights and attractions. These Darwin day tours give you the chance to see the city from a new perspective and get a better understanding of the history and heritage behind it. If you want to get a real feel for this tropical city, a taking a tour is a must.
Go crocodile watching
Not an activity for the faint-hearted, but an incredibly fun one. If you’ve always dreamed of seeing a crocodile in the wild, now’s your chance. Just a short drive from the city is Adelaide River, which is a thriving saltwater crocodile habitat. You can take a boat ride down the river and watch these impressive beasts jumping in and out of the water. Or, if you’re a little more adventurous, you can opt to swim with the crocs. You’ll be in a safety cage, of course!
See the native indigenous art
The city is home to some fantastic galleries boasting a range of historical and cultural art. If you’re going to immerse yourself in any, however, make sure it’s the native indigenous art. In galleries across the city, you’ll find paintings, sculptures, weavings, and much more - some are even for sale. So if you’re an art lover, you may be able to add to your collection.
Explore the national parks
Last but not least, you can explore the national parks. Darwin is located a few miles from Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. These parks have a selection of beautiful bush walks, waterfalls, swimming holes, and woodland areas to explore. For a day out with a little difference to it, a trip to one of these national parks is ideal.
So there you have it, all the best things to see and do in this tropical city.