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Things To Do In Darwin
The land of stirring landscapes and fun-filled activities, Darwin is a Northern Territory capital of Australia. With a bounty for wildlife, aboriginal artworks and secret waterholes, this place is mysterious yet alluring. It's the ultimate Australian escape from the mundane and can be termed as Australia's Bali for the tropical and relaxed lifestyle that it offers. The must-do activity in Darwin includes open air cinema experience on the Darwin Harbour and shopping at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. That's when you literally experience the life at Darwin. There are many other things to do in Darwin, which are described below.
Watch movies under star studded skies at the Deckchair Cinema situated on the beautiful Darwin Harbour. Deckchair Cinema is a relaxed open-air cinema featuring a diverse range of Australian films. Deckchair is open from mid-April to mid-November every night from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. It's a fully licensed area where you can grab some drinks and snacks while watching the movie. It is operated by Darwin Film Society and the tickets can be bought online or at the cinema itself.
Sail at Darwin Harbour
Whether you want to experience dinner at cruise or vibrancy of the bare ocean, sailing down Darwin Harbour is the activity that you must do! Harbour cruises offer the company of lovely people with succulent food. You can explore the tapas-style dinner along with free champagne on Champagne Sunset Sail. Tiwi Islands and Bare Sand Islands can be reached by sailing through the ocean. This journey will be your BEST cruise experience. Some of the sailing cruises also offer affordable sunset cruise tours.
Visit Sunset Markets
Mindil Beach is the poster girl of Darwin. It offers Asian-style sunset markets from May to October on Thursday and Sunday. With over 300+ stalls, this market can be termed as the liveliest and most energetic market next to the ocean. The market also has some great live music and entertainment screenings on the beach itself. Late evenings are the best time to visit sunset markets for good food and local souvenirs.
Darwin is a beautiful land sitting on a peninsula and surrounded by the ocean on the sides. From Shoal Bay to Darwin Harbour to Timor Sea, the blue water of Darwin provides great fishing experience. You can book fishing trips and catch Barramundi, Golden Snapper and other variety of species on these trips. Or you can hire a boat and explore fishing on your own at Shoal Bay or Howard River.
Dive into a Hot Spring
Featuring outstanding wildlife and thermal spring, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park is a nature reserve located about 200 km from Darwin. This tranquil location can be reached from Stuart Highway. If, along with Hot Spring, you want to explore camping, the fees are payable on-site. This attraction must be avoided in wet season from October to April. But during the dry season, the is definitely a must-must-do! You can also find barbecues, fire pits and picnic areas in Tjuwaliyn.