Visit the most unique building in town
Wander through Smith Street Mall and you will find yourself outside the Brown’s Mart building. Currently used as a local theatre venue, the Brown’s Mart has been the location for a stone store, a Mining Exchange, shipping agency, auctioneering venue, and even a bank throughout its lifetime. Originally built in the 1880s, this building has stood the test of time surviving multiple cyclones.
Explore the original Palmerston Town Hall ruins
Wandering across the road from Brown’s Mart you’ll find the preserved ruins of the original Palmerston Town Hall. Originally built in 1882, this building was so severely damaged by Cyclone Tracey that it was never completely rebuilt.
Discover Parliament House
Affectionately referred to as ‘the wedding cake’, one of the more iconic buildings in Darwin City is Parliament House. Overlooking Darwin Harbour, this building opened in 1994 and is still our current parliament house. Self-guided tours are available daily, or you can join their free daily guided tour for more information.