With a promise of crimson-hued sunsets and a fascinating mix of outback scenery, history, culture and quirky Aussie characters, Darwin has long attracted visitors from far and wide. The tropical capital of the Top End offers up a wealth of its own gems just waiting to be discovered on a tour, but it’s also the perfect launch pad for expeditions to the Outback and Kakadu National Park.
Don’t miss these Darwin attractions
- Crocodylus Park and Zoo
- Leaping crocodile cruise
- Tour to Kakadu National Park
- Tiwi day cruise
- Visit to a modern Aboriginal community
Hook, line, croc and sinker
In the city itself, hop-on, hop-off bus tours visit all of Darwin’s major attractions including the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery, Parliament House, the Aviation Heritage Centre and World War II Oil Storage Tunnels. Uncover more of Darwin’s rich military history on a Battle of Australia tour and see for yourself the damage done during the bombing raids of 1942.
The waters around Darwin boast some of the best places to drop a line in Australia. Fishing tours range from daily charters to several days offshore cruising and are recommended due to the abundance of crocodiles. It’s wiser to see these prehistoric reptiles up-close from the safety of Darwin’s Crocodylus Park and Zoo or onboard a 'leaping crocodile cruise’ through the croc-infested wetlands.
Discover Indigenous Australia
Darwin is the point of departure for many luxury coach tours, camel safaris and four-wheel drive tours around the Northern Territory. The city and nearby attractions such as Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and the Tiwi Islands serve as living reminders of the Top End’s rich Aboriginal history and culture.
You can disembark from a plane or tour bus and feel the magic of this ancient land beneath your feet. The Northern Territory has some of the most significant Indigenous sites in Australia; it’s worth your while discovering the ancient ways and ‘Dreamtime’ of the Tiwi culture by visiting a modern Aboriginal community on Tiwi day cruise or Indigenous tour.