Immerse yourself in art
Immerse yourself in the local Aboriginal art scene this afternoon. Darwin City and Parap are great places to view and invest in art pieces from around the Northern Territory.
Explore the vibrant streets of Darwin and get lost in the magnificent street art. As part of the annual Darwin Street Art Festival, murals have been painted by renowned local and interstate artists and some you can interact with using augmented reality. These incredible outdoor experience takes 2-D artworks into 3-D animations using a smartphone app. You can find these amazing public art displays all around Darwin, which create an unforgettable cultural experience for travellers and locals alike.
Next stop, visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) to learn more about Aboriginal art, the history of Darwin and to see the local crocodile celebrity, Sweetheart. The famous 5-metre, 780-kilogram saltwater crocodile is on permanent display in the museum.
Engage in a history lesson
Take a 5-minute drive to reach the Defence of Darwin Experience in East Point Reserve. Learn about the Bombing of Darwin and the city's role in WWII walking through the galleries and multimedia presentations. Check out the displays of vehicles, uniforms, firearms and artillery at The Military Museum next door or head to Stokes Hill Wharf for a virtual reality experience at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility.
Then visit the Cenotaph in Bicentennial Park, Darwin's first war memorial commemorating Australians who lost their lives in WWI, and the Aboriginal men and women whose bush skills assisted the Army during WWII to protect the remote northern coastline.
Cruise at sunset
As the daylight hours start to wane, return to the waterfront to board a historic pearling lugger or catamaran for a drink or dinner cruise and watch a magnificent tropical sunset from the water. Relax on board as you share stories of a wonderful day exploring the unique and special city of Darwin.
Enjoy an Aussie classic under the stars
Tonight, relax under the stars with a film at the Deckchair Cinema located along the esplanade. The open-air cinema screens Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films during the dry season (April - November).