What To Do In Darwin With Kids

After four months of travelling through the centre of the Northern Territory, we finally hit the city of Darwin. We were stoked to have arrived and had been really keen to get ourselves settled into a caravan park for the following two months. We had, had enough of the red dirt for the time being and were due for a rest. The van was also due for its service and needed a good scrub!

Our accommodation was booked ahead which was at Lee Point Caravan Park. We highly recommend this caravan park, it is a reasonably priced place to stay and park up. The park has large sites available and if you are keen to water your own lawn then you have the opportunity to have your own piece of turf grow turn into a vibrant green patch of grass. This is very satisfying.

Below are the best things to do with kids and even adults. We all like to have a little fun in the sun so keep reading for some adventure activities.

Leanyer Waterpark- FREE

What better way to spend the afternoon than to head to a free waterpark. We spent endless hours here, going down the slides, floating around in the big pool and soaking up the sun. And even when the kids had finished with the water they would head on over to the large playground and burn some extra energy.

Palmerston Waterslides- FREE

The Palmerston waterslides are aimed to please children (and adults) over 6 to 7 years and older. There are 6-speed slides where you can race against each family member. Mats are provided, along with a bucket load of fun. The city of Darwin has done extremely well in providing this park to residents and tourists.

Palmerston Waterslides

The Waterfront

Where do I start! The waterfront is gorgeous and was the highlight of our trip. We spent countless days lounging around on the free sunbeds just soaking up every bit of the laid back lifestyle that Darwin has to offer. When we got hungry we would head over to one of the many restaurants that are onsite to grab a bite to eat and a drink then head back to our sunbed to enjoy the day.

What is here

  • Wave Pool. This is so much fun and everything is included!
  • Inflatable World. This is located in the water towards the rocks. This is a lot of fun and is a good way to wear the kids out.
  • Restaurants and bars. Our favourite restaurant is A Taste Of Asia. The food is amazing.
  • Free parking. If you drive into the undercover car park you will have free parking for 3 hours.
  • Big screen TV. If any sporting event is on, it will be displayed on the big TV’s. We swam in the wave pool and watched the 2021 Olympics where the Australians brought home the medal for the relay swimming event.
  • Free sunbeds. Come down, relax and enjoy the view of the harbour. Plus there is the greenest grass you have ever seen!

Crocodylus Park

Crocodylus Park is a great place to take children 10 years and younger. The park has regular shows throughout the day, some of which are hands-on and some are educational which will tie in well for children who are schooling on the road. There is so much to see and do that it will take your family the day to explore.

Cullen Bay Fish Feeding

Do your kids love to feed fish? So do ours! We found an awesome spot in the Cullen Bay marina where the kids can go wild and feed the fish. These aren’t ordinary fish, these are big fish who splash a lot and come in the hundreds.

The location is out the front of the Boatshed Coffee House. Usually, there is bread left in a tin bucket but I would advise bringing your own just in case there isn’t any left and bring lots of it.

Cullen Bay free fish feeding

Darwin is a great stop when travelling with kids, it breaks up the long drives and gives the kids so much fun for free. We loved our stay here in Darwin and are very grateful for all the free attractions that Darwin has to offer.

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Kylie and Dan

Fearless and Free Range