Of all the cities in Australia, Darwin is probably the most unique. As the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory it is known for is untamed wildlife and rich natural beauty. If you’re planning a visit to Darwin you’ll find no shortage of things to do, and a lot of your time will undoubtedly be spent exploring the Kakadu National Park as well as the other natural sights.
Aside from that however, there are 4 other iconic things to do that you won’t want to miss in Darwin:
- Go on a tour at Darwin Harbour
From Darwin Harbour you can take one of the several different tours that will let you explore the local marine habitats. While you’re out on the sea you will be able to see shipwrecks, cultural sites, and maybe even some of the turtles if it is nesting season.
- Pay the Mindil Beach Sunset Market a visit
Every Thursday and Sunday hundreds of stalls pop up along Mindil Beach offering everything from local delicacies to handmade crafts. It is definitely a unique experience, and even if you aren’t interested in buying anything you should go for the atmosphere that is often punctuated by music from buskers.
- Discover the culture of the Pudakul aboriginal people
Interested in learning more about the culture of Australia’s original inhabitants? In Darwin near the outskirts of Kakadu National Park you’ll be able to discover the culture of the Pudakul people and not only learn about but even try throwing a spear, blowing a didgeridoo, and much more.
- Take in a show at the Deckchair Cinema
Another unique Darwin experience is the Deckchair Cinema. Taking place near the waterfront, it is an outdoor cinema that screens some fairly unique movies – while you are ensconced in a comfortable deckchair the whole time. It is an iconic experience among both locals and tourists alike, and if you happen to have an evening free you should definitely check what’s showing.
All these 4 iconic things to do should give you a slice of the unique Darwin experience. Needless to say you’ll have plenty else to get up to for the rest of your visit, but just make sure that you sort out all the other details such as your transport, accommodation, and visa for Australia if necessary. That way you can enjoy the wealth of culture, wildlife and natural beauty that Darwin has to offer unburdened by any worries.