Darwin is the tropical capital of the Northern Territory and is famous for its multicultural food, outdoor markets, waterside attractions and a warm holiday vibe all year-round. There is so much to see and do in Darwin that you will need more than a week’s long stay here to really experience the true style of what Darwin has to offer.
We loved Darwin and spent just over a month here, soaking up the humidity and the sun’s rays we often forgot what day it was. Most of our time was spent on the water’s edge, whether it was at Cullens Bay or any of the gorgeous beaches that Darwin has to offer.
Here are our top 5 things to do and see:
Watch as the sun sets over the Timor Sea as you then get ready for a relaxing film in a comfy laid back chair under the night stars. You can either grab a bite to eat here or bring your own dinner as we did. The venue does sell alcohol but is strictly a no BYO venue.
Tips- Bring mosquito spray, the mozzies are rife. Although the venue does provide mosquito repellent, it is still advised to bring your own or even a small throw rug to put over your legs.
Mindil Markets are located on Mindil Beach, next door to the Mindil Beach Casino Resort. These markets are a must stop for a traveller passing through. Yes, it is very busy and yes there are so many food options to choose from. But the sunset on the beach is one of a kind, you share this sunset with hundreds of beachgoers all sitting there with you. It is quite a special moment, then afterwards is when the fun begins.
The live music is well underway and you can catch a show on the grass area. We saw a fire-throwing show and a magic show which blew our minds and we were left desperate to know the answer.
Have you ever smiled at a crocodile? Try swimming with one. Yes, this is something you can do for kicks at the famous Crocosauras Cove in what is called ‘the cage of death. Yes swimming is one of the main attractions but it also has turtles, a small reptile park and you can hold a baby crocodile.
Do you want to see crocodiles up close and personal? Well definitely add Crocosauras Cove to your list of places to visit when in Darwin.
World War 11 Tunnels
These historic tunnels were built in the harshest conditions back in 1924, using only small pickaxes and tools. There were over 400 civilians that endured Darwins extreme heat and humidity to build the 174 metre long tunnels to store hidden oil during World War II.
The entry to the tunnels is very reasonable and cost-effective for travellers.
Sunday Sunset Sounds at Cullen Bay
We love a relaxing evening on the beach as much as the next person so why not head down to Cullen Bay and enjoy the DJ’s that play while the sun is setting. Keep in mind that this only happens during peak season during the months of June- September.
Accommodation can be tough to get so booking in advance is advised especially for long term. Short accommodation can usually be found in one of the ten caravan parks that reside in Darwin.
Kylie, Dan and Co
Fearless and Free Range