Territory’s tropical capital city is the first stop and gateway to
the Top End. It offers all the sophistication of an international
city with restaurants, hotels, museums, art galleries, and
Its colourful history has contributed to Darwin’s cultural diversity with more than 50 nationalities including the area’s traditional landowners The Larrakia Aboriginal people.
The history of Darwin and the Top End is also on display with many historical reserves, museums and attractions charting the progress of the region. From the pioneering days of early settlement, the mining boom times, the war years of WWII, and the impact of cyclones and natural environment.
Enjoy discovering Darwin’s attractions on a city tour or why not take a sunset cruise on spectacular Darwin Harbour. Darwin is renowned for its world-class fishing and the local waters are home to a vast array of tropical fish as well as the famous Barramundi.
On weekends you will find the city is scattered with open air markets at Parap, Nightcliff and Mindil Beach. Discover locally made arts and crafts as well as performances from musicians and artists, a variety of street theatre, traditional bush poetry and even free stock-whip cracking lessons.