Darwin City Tour and Surrounds
Discover everything Darwin has to offer on this one-day introductory tour of the city. We’ll show you the depths of Darwin’s culture along with its fascinating history and beautiful views. From museums and galleries, to botanic gardens and picturesque streets, you’ll start to get to know this incredible city on the Darwin City Tour.
Operates: Wednesday & Saturday
Children: $36 (2 – 12 years)
The morning kicks off with a visit to the Darwin Aviation Museum, which displays a huge part of the city’s past. Explore the displays of aircraft and historical artefacts as you learn about the city’s aviation history. See the B-52 Bomber and 18 other military and civil aircraft on display and watch the only known colour footage of the air raid in Darwin in 1942. Original footage from the Japanese archives adds a unique touch as you get to know more about this defining part of Darwin’s story.
Then it’s on to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) to learn more about the creative endeavours that have taken place in Darwin. Here, you can browse the works of famous artists in the selection of cultural and scientific collections. Peruse MAGNT’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks, the largest permanent display in Australia. Get up close and personal with Sweetheart, a taxidermied 5.1-metre crocodile, and explore the Cyclone Tracy exhibition to learn about the devastating impact the disaster had on the small city in 1974.
We’ll head to the Darwin Botanic Gardens, where you can stroll around the manicured lawns and marvel at the stunning selection of northern Australian and tropical plants and flowers on display. It’s one of the only botanic gardens in the world that boasts both natural marine and estuarine plants.
Finally, enjoy a panoramic tour around town, where your experienced guide will point out iconic landmarks like the Chinese Temple and East Point Military Precinct. Along the way, you’ll get an insight into the fascinating history and culture of the region.
After this, our tour comes to an end, and you’ll be free to dig deeper into everything Darwin has to offer.
|Adina / Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront||7 Kitchner Drive Darwin||8:05am|
|Argus Apartments||6 Cardona Court Darwin||8:10am|
|Argus Hotel Darwin||13 Shepherd Street Darwin||8:15am|
|City Gardens Apartments||93 Woods Street Darwin||8:15am|
|Darwin City Edge(Vitina Studio)||38 Gardens Road Darwin||8:10am|
|Double Tree by Hilton Hotel||122 The Esplanade Darwin||8:25am|
|H Hotel||81 Smith Street Darwin||8:20am|
|Hilton Darwin||32 Mitchell Street Darwin||8:20am|
|Mantra Pandanas||43 Knuckey Street Darwin||8:10am|
|Marrakai Apartments||93 Smith Street Darwin||8:20am|
|Mindil Beach Casino and Resort||Gilruth Avenue Darwin||8:00am|
|Novotel Darwin CBD||100 The Esplanade Darwin||8:25am|
|Rydges Darwin Central||21 Knuckey Street Darwin||8:20am|
|Travelodge Darwin Resort||64 Cavengh Street Darwin||8:15am|