Top things to do

Top Choice Zoo in Berry Springs

Territory Wildlife Park

This excellent park, 60km from Darwin, showcases the best of Aussie wildlife. Pride of place must go to the aquarium, where a clear walk-through tunnel puts you among giant barramundi, stingrays, sawfish and saratog…
Top Choice Cafe in Berry Springs

Crazy Acres Mango Farm & Cafe

Homemade ice cream, mango smoothies, local honey, Devonshire teas and a range of light meals from mango chicken (of course) to a gorgeous Farmer's Platter – what's not to like about this lovely little place just off…
National Park in Around Darwin

Litchfield National Park

Welcome to one of Australia's best national parks, a stunning world of striking rock formations and rock pools, high cliffs and waterfalls, croc-free swimming and outstanding hiking. It's just 115km from Darwin, whi…
Waterfall in Litchfield National Park

Florence Falls

Florence Falls is one of Litchfield's more agreeable waterholes, accessed by a 15-minute, 135-step descent to a deep, beautiful pool surrounded by monsoon forest. Alternatively, you can see the falls from a lookout,…
Nature Reserve in Litchfield National Park

Magnetic Termite Mounds

About 17km after entering the park from Batchelor you come to what look like tombstones. But only the very tip of these magnetic termite mounds is used to bury the dead; at the bottom are the king and queen, with wo…
Waterfall in Litchfield National Park

Wangi Falls

Litchfield's big-ticket attraction, Wangi Falls (pronounced Wong-guy) flow year-round, spilling either side of a huge orange-rock outcrop and filling an enormous swimming hole bordered by rainforest. Bring swimming …
Sports in Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Grand Final

Held at the end of March on Bathurst Island, this sporting spectacular displays the Tiwis' sparkling skills and passion for Aussie Rules football. Thousands come from Darwin for the day, which coincides with the Tiw…
Waterfall in Litchfield National Park

Tolmer Falls

One of Litchfield's most spectacular sights, Tolmer Falls doesn't quite get the crowds because of the absence of swimming and we like it all the more for that. A 1.6km loop track (45 minutes) offers beautiful views …
Gallery in Daly River

Merrepen Arts

Around 20 artists work in a variety of traditional and contemporary media at this centre. Displays may include etchings, screen prints, acrylic paintings, carvings, weaving and textiles.
National Park in Arnhem Highway

Djukbinj National Park

Flood plains and billabongs make for good birdwatching at this pretty park 80km southeast of Darwin off the Arnhem Hwy. This was once the hunting grounds for the Limilngan people who now comanage the park, and the w…