Things to Do in Darwin

The landscape around Darwin is truly one of a kind and should definitely not be missed. You can either put your walking shoes on and trek through scenic bushwalks, wander amongst the parks and gardens, hop on board a helicopter for a bird's eye view or hire a car and drive wherever the road takes you.

Darwin has an interesting history and by visiting the various museums it will help you discover past to present. Discover Darwin's role in World War II, Pearl Diving, the effects of Cyclone Tracy and the Aboriginal culture. Another way to better understand Darwin's Aboriginal history is to visit the art galleries which display and sell beautiful traditional works ranging from large scale pieces to beadwork, sculpture and painting on bark.

Top picks of what to do in Darwin

We've included our picks for the main things to do in Darwin on the pages below - click through to find out more:

Darwin Art Galleries

Aboriginal Art in DarwinWe have created a list of Darwin art galleries where you can find a range of pieces from local Indigenous to contemporary modern art.

Darwin Museums

Darwin has a rich and varied history which you can discover at various museums around the area.

Parks & Gardens in Darwin

Darwin and its surrounding areas are beautiful with a sense of magic in every turn. Take some time out to grab yourself a picnic and relax in one of Darwin's parks or gardens.

Darwin Swimming Holes

Move away from the beach and cool off in one of Darwin's ancient and stunning swimming holes. Spend the day discovering caves, canoe down streams, go fishing and finish off with a barbeque or picnic.

Darwin Walks & Treks

With all the good food on offer at Darwin's restaurants you might want to burn off some calories on one of these walks or treks. Keep an eye out for some Australian wild life and beautiful local fauna.

Darwin Scenic Tours

Darwin is the perfect place for someone with an adventurous spirit - you can helicopter over national parks, discover waterfalls and learn more about the culture of the Northern Territory.

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So you don't have to rely on public transport or taxis to take you from one place to the next we recommend hiring a car.

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