Things to Do in Darwin
The Northern Territory’s tropical capital, Darwin, sits pretty on the edge of the Timor Sea. Its location sets it closer to Bali than Bondi, which can make it seem like a different country entirely. The picturesque surroundings offer plenty for visitors to get stuck into, from the side-street cafes that spill out onto the pavements, to quirky museums that highlight the city’s fascinating past and a collection of galleries that showcase local, indigenous art.
And the cosmopolitan nature of Darwin means it is strong on the street market front, where more than 50 nationalities come together to sell their local fare and handmade crafts.
Outside of the city hub, the scenery is a sprawling mass of lush rainforest and national parks. Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks are only a few hours’ away from Darwin, while the paradise backdrop of the Tiwi Islands proffers perfect snorkelling, diving, and swimming opportunities. For a relaxing weekend, head out fishing in a little boat with a couple of beers on board.
Related article: Best Day Trips from Darwin