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Treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city.

Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colourful outdoor markets and a diverse range of adventure activities. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise.  Be sure to visit the vibrant Darwin city, as this will likely be the hub for your Top End activities. 

Magical markets

Local markets are a big part of Darwin’s personality.

At the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, sample international cuisine from some 60 food stalls, including Indonesian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, and Japanese just to name a few.

Known as the laksa capital of Australia, you’ll find a myriad of food stalls serving up the spicy noodle soup, but if you’re looking for an Australian dish, look no further than the local barramundi fish or a crocodile dish.

For budget travellers, you can simply walk the markets or bring your own picnic dinner to eat on the beach as you watch the sun setting into the ocean. Darwin is famous for its spectacular orange sunsets over the Arafura Sea.

After dinner, find the perfect gift among the art and craft stalls, then relax with a local ice-cream or mango smoothie as fire twirlers, musicians and street performers entertain the crowds.

Food, glorious food

Blending our close proximity to Asia with an ocean of fresh catches, Darwin has the ideal ingredients which make it a modern dining delight.

Savour the flavors at some of our most superb places to dine out in Darwin. Here food takes inspiration from our land incorporating fresh local produce such as mud crab, barramundi, Kakadu plum, lemon myrtle and even green ants.

There are plenty of options to suit everyone when dining out around Darwin

Sense of adventure

Step outside your everyday and open your eyes to adventure.

See prehistoric crocodiles as they launch from the water to catch food, feel how incredibly soft crocodile skin really is as you hold a baby crocodile (with its mouth safely closed).

Soar through the sky as you fly over wetlands and see winding waterways make their way through wetlands. And savour a sunset as you sail on the sparkling blue waters of the Arafura Sea on a harbour cruise. No matter what your pace Darwin has something for you.

Rich in history

Immerse yourself in the history of Darwin. From ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and the pioneering spirit of the early settlers, to survival stories of WWII, the bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracy. Darwin’s history and heritage is vast, diverse and captivating in every way.

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