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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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Berry nice 😜 One of our favourite Top End swimming spots re-opened last week... can you guess what it's called? That's right, it's Berry Springs! The Nature Park is a popular swimming and picnic area with several pools and a small waterfall fed by crystal clear spring water surrounded by natural bush land. Located only 50 kilometres south of #Darwin, it's an easy day trip destination and the ultimate place to get your nature fix 🌱 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @distinguished_darwinite!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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The dry season is well known for its perfect temperatures and epic sunsets 🧡 While the weather has just started changing in the Top End, #Darwin is getting in early with this recent magnificent display of colour. It's going to be pretty hard to beat, hey @lifeindarwin! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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This double waterfall wins the trifecta – easy access, spectacular monsoon forest and a crystal clear plunge pool ✅ A short 90 minute drive from #Darwin, #Litchfield National Park is rich in rainforest walks, see-through swimming holes and waterfalls that tumble down from Tabletop Range. Popular spots to take a plunge include the forest-fringed Florence Falls – best enjoyed after a hike to the viewing platform above the cascade 👀😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @apenootjes! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Welcome back @mindilmarket - we've missed you! After a break over the wet season, these iconic #Darwin markets are back up and running again every Thursday and Sunday evening ...starting tonight 👌 The markets have an array of stalls offering international cuisine, arts, crafts and entertainment. The unique combination of great food and electric atmosphere make it the ultimate spot to soak up the tropical night air and take in an epic Top End sunset ☀️👀 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @lifeindarwin 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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When you have to touch it just to make sure its real 😜 Robin Falls is a pretty three-tiered waterfall that sits just outside the boundaries of #Litchfield National Park, near the township of Adelaide River. If you're keen to escape the crowds, this hidden gem is sure to be your new favourite spot! Roughly a 90 minute drive south of #Darwin, these falls are one of the many spectacular spots to cool off in @TourismTopEnd - no wonder they call this region a water lovers' paradise 💦 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @esther_grace1!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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While the dry season might be fast approaching, there are still a few wet season storms hanging around in @TourismTopEnd! @james.cobain captured this cracker over the weekend in #Darwin ⚡️The Top End, which includes Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and Arnhem Land, has a tropical climate and two distinct seasons: the 'wet' and the 'dry'. The dry season, from May to October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights and is typically the most popular time to visit the region. While weather conditions during the wet season can restrict travel to some areas, you've gotta admit the light shows are pretty spectacular! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, James!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Looking for a cruisy way to experience #Darwin and surrounds? @SealinkNT have got you covered - their Crab Claw Island Cruises are starting again this month! Your 2 hour cruise will take you past Charles Point and around Bynoe Harbour before heading to @crabclawislandresort, where a seafood buffet will be waiting for you 🐟 There are two pools and boats for hire, or you can simply relax with a cool beverage on the deck before cruising back to Cullen Bay. There are 12 scheduled cruise dates from April to September, with the first departing on April 21! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @savvy_social 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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This photo pretty much sums up life in @TourismTopEnd... epic sunsets, good mates and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle 💜 With the dry season fast approaching, we're looking forward to balmy days in #Darwin followed by stunning displays of colour as the sun goes down. Sounds horrendous, hey @savvy_social 😜 Don't worry, we'll save you a seat 😉 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Mel! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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We have exciting news... #Katherine Hot Springs has just re-opened for swimming! 💦These natural thermal pools can be found on the banks of the Katherine River, just outside the township, and are an awesome spot to kick back and take in your tropical surrounds. Located only 3 hours' drive south of #Darwin, the Katherine region is the ultimate road trip destination and full of must-see gems such as Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. With the wet season coming to an end and Top End spots re-opening left, right and centre, we can almost taste the dry season! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @savvy_social 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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