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Tourist Places To Visit In Darwin
Experience the magic of Australia's Nothern Territory in the capital city known as Darwin. The land is filled with waterfall attractions at Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. With beautiful landscapes and saltwater sporting, Darwin is the perfect place to unwind at Mindil Beach. When you want a near-death exposure, Crocosaurus Cove makes you meet the crocodiles for 15 mins, face to face. You can also explore tropical and chill lifestyle at Darwin Waterfalls, learn about artefacts from World War 2 at Darwin Military Museum and find cultural aboriginal art at Tiwi Islands. Read on for more on these best tourist attractions in Darwin.
Darwin's poster girl, Mindil Beach, is the MOST famous beach in Darwin. With Asian-style markets, sorbet sunsets, live music, film screenings, casino sites and local souvenirs, Mindil Beach is a must-go destination. You can explore Mindil Beach Sunset Market from May to October on Thursday and Sunday evenings. This is the most energetic, mega and bold market with over 300 stalls on the parkland next to the ocean. You can say that this market is the lifeline of Darwin and its locale.
Started in July 2008, Crocosaurus Cove is a 360° viewing of the best and largest Australian crocodiles. You can find saltwater crocodiles who are 3 months to 80 years old, and visit them in the Cage of Death. The Cage of Death is a face to face encounter with crocodiles for 15 mins, and is operated by monorail. Another interesting highlight of Crocosaurus Cove is meeting with reptiles, and carrying them around on your body. You'll also meet Australian fish Barra, and you can feed them in the freshwater aquarium.
The lush lawns, waterside restaurants and swimming lagoons are the most attractive aspects of Darwin Waterfront. Enjoy the tropical lifestyle and chill-out vibe with beautiful blend of cultures in cuisines. Kids and family can have fun at man-made lagoons and very popular wave pools. The fitness enthusiasts can hire a cycle and explore the 70 km long waterfront with other fellow cyclists. If your stay is near/at waterfront, you'll be amazed with the view it offers.
Darwin Military Museum
Located at the East Point, the Darwin Military Museum collects photographs and artefacts from the World War 2 conflicts. It is one of the oldest military museum of Australia with audio-visual that makes you experience Defence of Darwin Experience. The display takes you through the Japanese bombing in the land of Darwin which changed the city forever. You can also explore the actual footage from 75 years ago depicting the bombing in a short film at the air conditioned theatre.
Litchfield National Park
Soak up the sunshine at the refreshing waterfalls at Litchfield National Park. It is based about 100 km from Darwin and has over 2,60,000 tourists visit every year. With crystal clear pools, misty waterfalls and trailing area, Litchfield National Park is a place to unwind and wander in nature. This national park is a spectacular beauty of 1500 sq. km and is surrounded by larger than life cliffs. You may not find food or water here, so it's a must that you carry some with yourself.
Tiwi Island is the land of We People whose culture is distinct, and are well-known for the odd champion Aussie Rules football player. These are two islands, namely, Melville Island and Bathurst Island at around 80 km from Darwin. As the tourism is restricted on these islands, Darwin has daily tours that takes you through the island. You can find infinite vibrant art of the Tiwi Aboriginal people as a cultural highlight of Australia.