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Darwin & Surrounds

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Sail across the harbour from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands, glide across wetlands and spot local wildlife, or cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park.

As the Northern Territory’s thriving capital, Darwin attracts travellers from all around the globe looking to experience its outdoor tropical lifestyle.

With waterfront dining, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences, and access to the Tiwi Islands all within a few minutes of the city centre, there’s enough to do to fill a weekend or a week.

Litchfield National Park is just a 90 minute drive from Darwin and is a favourite for the locals year-round. It’s an easy day trip but with the range of swimming spots and waterfalls, it’s well worth staying overnight in one of the nearby accommodation options.

Explore the lush Mary River wetlands, a thriving microcosm of Top End wildlife, birds and fish. Located about an hour east of Darwin it is a good place to stop on your way to Kakadu National Park or for a day trip from the city.

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Sending you a postcard from paradise, also known as #EastArnhemLand 🍃 This is Lonely Beach, a very beautiful (and real!) place that you can explore on a tour with aboriginal-owned organisation @Lirrwi Tourism. They offer day and multi-day guided tours into the remote Yolngu Homelands, departing from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove) between April and October. You'll get to see how the world's oldest living culture still does things today - from traditional spear fishing to gathering of bush foods. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haylsa!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Warning: You may never want your holiday to end at @skycitydarwin 🌴 Nestled on 30 acres of tropical gardens fringed by the crystal blue Arafura Sea, Skycity's centrally located resort offers stunning accommodation and dining options. Relax in one of the 152 stylishly appointed hotel or resort rooms, swim in their spectacular infinity edged pool or lagoon pool, enjoy the cuisine of their five distinctive dining experiences, indulge in spa treatments, and relax on the beautiful private beach. Not to mention there's a swim-up bar! Does this sound like your cup of tropical tea? If so, @Qantas are currently offering sale fares to #Darwin from most Aussie capital cities! Meet you at the swim-up bar 😉 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jonesaroundtheworld. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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We're soaking up some serious vitamin-sea with this spectacular shot of one our famous #Darwin sunsets at local culinary hub Cullen Bay. There’s really nothing quite like the incredible explosion of colour that fills the sky, best enjoyed at one of the bars or restaurants right on the water! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bryonyleigh__ .  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Is Buley Rockhole the best all-round swimming hole in #Litchfield National Park? It's so hard to choose 💁‍♂️ Compact and easily accessible, it feels a bit like hanging out in a mate’s backyard pool, but in a setting a thousand times more beautiful. Once you’ve pulled yourself out, wander down the path and try the other swimming spots found at intervals down the hill. At just over an hour from #Darwin, the park is every local's favourite day trip with its waterfalls and waterholes, bush walks, four-wheel drive tracks and wildlife. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eefexplores! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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#Darwin is well known for its amazing markets and @MalakMarketPlace is no exception! Held in the tropical suburb of Malak every Saturday over the dry season, the markets started in 2015 and have since become a must for locals and travellers alike. With sustainability at its core, this is where you’ll get to know the local growers and their fresh organic produce. Peruse the artisan stalls to meet jewellery makers, fashion designers and craftsman. Who knows, you might pick up a bespoke piece of furniture or artwork to take home with you. With food stalls, live entertainment and plenty to do for the kids, wandering around the market is the ultimate way to fill your Saturday arvo from April to October. We tagged along with @lyntontapp for a tour of Malak Marketplace - check out our story and link in bio for the full video. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @savvy_social!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #RestaurantAustralia

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Farewell #summer... said no one in #Darwin! ☀️😎 Not visited by winter and with a relaxed, small-town feel, our tropical capital city is perched on a harbour fives times the size of Sydney’s. Darwin is famous for its multicultural food, outdoor markets, waterside attractions and a warm holiday vibe year-round. If you're planning a visit, it's well worth hiring a car or joining a tour to Litchfield National Park or Kakadu National Park - both are within 3 hours' drive of the city. Talk about nature on your doorstep!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eefexplores.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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#EastArnhemLand, that vast, mysterious top corner of the Northern Territory, is one of @Australia’s last great untouched wilderness areas. Sure, you’ll get bragging rights for holidaying somewhere so far-flung, but there are many more reasons to travel to this spectacular part of the world. The region is home to some of the country's most pristine coastlines with a number of beaches just a short drive from the main township of #Nhulunbuy (#Gove), including Cape Wirrwawuy. Join a fishing charter and spend the day trying to reel in a barramundi or explore various bush walking trails through pretty wetlands, where you can spot native wildlife. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road. Don't forget to look into permits before your trip! Check out our story for more epic scenes 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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We interrupt your #Saturday arvo scrolling to bring you this Top End hidden gem AKA, Robin Falls 😍 Most travellers head to Litchfield National Park to chase waterfalls, but what many people don’t know is that just outside the park boundary lies this awesome three-tiered waterfall 🙌 It can be reached by a short walk following a crystal clear creek through pretty tropical woodlands. It's the ultimate spot to get away from the crowds and enjoy a cool dip only 1.5 hours south of #Darwin 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @nuzz_simpson! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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We recently tagged along with @darwin_style to explore the #Katherine region's hot springs, including the magical Bitter Springs 😍 Hidden amongst palms and pandanus trees, this natural day spa is known for its ridiculously clear water and constant temperature of 32 degrees celsius. Bring along a tube or noodle and float with the current from one end to the other - there's ladders for easy access! These hot springs can be found just outside the small town of #Mataranka, an hour south of #Katherine or four hours from #Darwin. Want to see more of Lisa's adventure? Check out our story and link in bio for the full video 💦👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @darwin_style! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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