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Darwin Attractions

While Darwin is a popular base for tourists wanting to explore the Northern Territory wilderness there are still things to do within the city. There are plenty of markets and festivals throughout the year and an amazing cultural diversity to be experienced.

Darwin is infamous for its crocs. Whether it’s sightings of giant crocs or reports of attacks, you can’t deny that crocodiles and the Northern Territory go hand in hand. You don’t have to be at risk of mauling to get up close and personal with these prehistoric creatures, just head down to one of the many crocodile shows hosted in Darwin for a show on how these reptiles hunt and live.

Litchfield National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

Litchfield National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

More InfoEnjoy a scenic flight or extended tour of Litchfield National Park. Seeing the iconic National Park from a helicopter is one of the best ways to marvel at its magical attractions of The Lost City, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Sandy Creek Falls, Florence Falls and more.

 

Kakadu National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

Kakadu National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

More InfoWhy spend 6 hours traveling by road to Kakadu National park when you can spend only 3 and a half hours flying by helicopter! Fly over Adelaide River and its flood plains, then marvel at Kakadu’s famous wetlands and gorges. If a scenic flight isn’t enough for you then there is also an option to stop at Cooinda and cruise on Yellow Water.

 

Kakadu National Park Scenic Flight & Cruise

Kakadu National Park Scenic Flight & Cruise

More InfoFly out along the northern coast and follow the Mary River to Kakadu National Park and upper Alligator River where vast wetlands nestle in amongst a rugged northern landscape. Touching down in Kakadu, you'll board the famous Yellow Waters Boat Cruise for an unforgettable experience. During the wet season we also fly over the magnificent Jim-Jim and Twin Falls.

 

Darwin Aviation Museum: Aviation Heritage Centre General Entry

Darwin Aviation Museum: Aviation Heritage Centre General Entry

More InfoThe main exhibit at the Aviation Heritage Centre is a massive B-52 bomber (one of only three on display outside the U.S.) along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin. This is a unique opportunity to imagine and experience history first hand.

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories

Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories

More InfoTwo Iconic Territory Stories in One Iconic Location
One started Territory operations in 1939, the other, occurred in 1942 as an act of aggression unparalleled on Australian soil. Both forged the resolve and resilience of the people who live in Australia's Northern Territory.

The first iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939.

The second iconic story featured is the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day.

This facility sits on the iconic location of Stokes Hill Wharf which was bombed during the raid on 19th February 1942.

 

Darwin Military Museum: General Entry Ticket

Darwin Military Museum: General Entry Ticket

More InfoVisit Darwin’s first and oldest military history museum and be captivated by the audio-visual journey that is the Defence of Darwin Experience. The interactive display will immerse you in the drama of the Japanese bombing of Darwin as it unfolded, and changed the face of the city forever. Hear first-hand accounts from the men and women who survived the horror of that morning of 19th February, 1942. Sit back in the air conditioned theatre and watch the fascinating short film that uses actual footage from the attack to depict the bombing as it happened over 75 years ago. Wander through the 4 hectares of tropical gardens and view the 'hardware of war including artillery pieces, weapons, uniforms', armoured vehicles and much, much more.

 

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