Top Things to Do in Darwin – Never a Dull Moment!
Australia’s smallest capital Darwin is a giant in terms of adventure and attractions. Located in the north-central region Darwin boasts the Timor Sea to the north and ruggedly beautiful outback to its south. Don’t forget all those exotic and lethal critters, very much a part of the attractions! Ready to explore – Do read on.
Visit the Charles Darwin National Park
One of the most rewarding things to do in Darwin, exploring the Charles Darwin National Park noted for its World War II history, proud Aboriginal heritage and notably unique environs of Australia’s Northern Territory is a thrill. Enjoy some outdoorsy action exploring the mountain bike trails spanning the park, take along the cameras to capture absolutely stunning views of Darwin’s skyline, although you could leave behind the technology and simply let your mind absorb the pristine beauty of nature. https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park-to-visit/charles-darwin-national-park#.Ut9MXje6blM
Check-Out the Military Museum Darwin
Darwin is a great place to understand the impact of WW II on Australia, especially a visit to this museum which places emphasis on Japanese bombings of the continent; insightful films on the bombings, vintage weapons and uniforms helps one to understand the impact of WWII on the Eastern hemisphere. Also chronicled there is Australia’s involvement in all wars starting with the South African War, better known as the Boer War.
Browse the Mindil Beach Markets
The Mindil Beach Markets take place every Thursday and Sunday on the beach, facing west guaranteeing views of an amazing sunset. Shop for Aboriginal art, local souvenirs and treat those taste-buds to cuisine from around the world; mainly Asia due to Darwin’s close proximity to the region. Mind you enjoy only the sandy beach, the sea is home to saltwater crocs – be warned!
There’s More to Enjoy Folks
Darwin has plenty to offer the curious tourist, do visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, offering free entry and a chance to gaze upon ‘Sweetheart’ a 5.1m long croc killed untimely. There’s the Cyclone Tracy Exhibition which hit Darwin on Christmas eve 1974 and enjoy some fun vibes at the pubs and bars of Mitchel Street.