Make the most of your day in Australia’s northern-most capital city, and find out why Darwin really is your port to adventure.
This 24 hour itinerary will introduce you to the thriving Darwin Waterfront, give you a taste of the city’s culinary diversity and café culture, and introduce you to its local characters and most fascinating creatures. We will help you to glimpse its best views, find out more about its history, and catch one of its famous sunsets.
Breakfast with a view
Begin your morning with breakfast and a view at Darwin Waterfront. From high end restaurants to more casual café’s and bars, there's something for everyone. Make sure you pack your bathers this morning so you can swim at the Wave or Recreation Lagoons. Paddle, swim or play in these man-made lagoons, which have waves up to 1.7 metres generated at regular intervals. Both areas are safe for swimming and are protected from stingers.
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 new perspective. Wander through monsoon forests, coastal dunes, mangroves and open woodlands before relaxing with lunch at the on-site café.
Go face-to-face with a croc
After lunch, make your way to Crocosaurus Cove located in the heart of Darwin on Mitchell Street. Here you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the largest reptile on the planet, the saltwater crocodile, and learn about other fish and reptile species at the aquarium. There's a twice-daily crocodile and fish-feeding show not to be missed. And, if you're feeling particularly brave, climb into the Cage of Death for a face-to-face encounter with one of the largest saltwater crocodiles in captivity. It's the ultimate adrenaline rush!