With a week to spend in Darwin you'll have time to experience the culture and history of life in the Top End, plus take some day trips to the surrounding islands and natural attractions.
Cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park, immerse yourself in the colourful and diverse Aboriginal art and experience all that the Tiwi Islands has to offer on a day tour by ferry or air. Finish off your days savouring the city’s culinary delights while taking in Darwin’s iconic sunsets.
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Become a city explorer
Start your day with a morning coffee fix and breakfast at one of the many popular cafés in the city. Take the time to browse the local shops and boutiques for some unique goodies to take home.
Immerse yourself in art
Today, immerse yourself in the local Aboriginal art scene. Darwin City and Parap are great places to view and invest in Aboriginal art pieces from around the Northern Territory.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is also a great place to find out more about Aboriginal art and to see local crocodile celebrity, Sweetheart. This famous 5-metre, 780kg taxidermied saltwater crocodile is on permanent display in the museum. The museum also houses a Cyclone Tracy exhibition which is well worth a visit to appreciate the scale of devastation the city suffered on 24th December 1974.
Absorb the beauty of the botanic gardens
Take a walk through the shady George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, or better yet hop on a Segway tour to experience the incredible flora of Northern Australia from a completely different perspective. Wander through monsoon forests, coastal dunes, mangroves and open woodlands before relaxing with lunch at the onsite café.
Dinner with a view at the wharf
This afternoon, head over to Stokes Hill Wharf which is located within the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. This is a popular spot for fishing with the locals, and is dotted with popular restaurants, eateries and retail shops. It's also a great opportunity to check out the giant cruise ships docked at the terminal.
Finish your day with some fresh fish and chips and a cold drink while enjoying a beautiful Top End sunset. If you’re lucky you might even spot some local dolphins in the water below.