Top Choice Zoo in Darwin

Crocosaurus Cove

If the tourists won't go out to see the crocs, then bring the crocs to the tourists. Right in the middle of Mitchell St, Crocosaurus Cove is as close as you'll ever want to get to these amazing creatures. Six of the…
Top Choice Museum in Darwin

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

This superb museum and gallery boasts beautifully presented galleries of Top End–centric exhibits. The Aboriginal art collection is a highlight, with carvings from the Tiwi Islands, bark paintings from Arnhem Land a…
in Darwin

Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park (The Esplanade) runs the length of Darwin's waterfront and Lameroo Beach – a sheltered cove popular in the '20s when it housed the saltwater baths, and traditionally a Larrakia camp area. Shaded by…
Museum in Darwin

Defence of Darwin Experience

At this innovative, multimedia experience, you can hear personal accounts of those affected by, or those who actively participated in, Australia's defence during WWII. Darwin and the Top End is the focus – the area…
Gardens in Darwin

East Point Reserve

North of Fannie Bay, this spit of land is particularly attractive in the late afternoon when wallabies emerge to feed and you can watch the sun set over the bay.Lake Alexander, a small, recreational saltwater lake, …
Market in Darwin

Mindil Beach Sunset Market

Food is the main attraction here − from Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian to Brazilian, Greek, Portuguese and more − all at around $6 to $12 a serve. But that's only half the fun – arts and crafts sta…
Tunnel in Darwin

WWII Oil-Storage Tunnels

You can escape from the heat of the day and relive your Hitchcockian fantasies by walking through the WWII oil-storage tunnels. They were built in 1942 to store the navy’s oil supplies (but never used); now they exh…
Notable Building in Darwin

Parliament House

At the southern end of Mitchell St is the elegantly box-like Parliament House, which opened in 1994. Reminiscent of Southeast Asian colonial architecture, it's designed to withstand Darwin's monsoonal climate. Atten…
Aquarium in Darwin


At Doctors Gully, an easy walk from the north end of the Esplanade, Aquascene runs a remarkable fish-feeding frenzy at high tide. Visitors, young and old, can hand-feed hordes of mullet, catfish, batfish and huge mi…
Gallery in Darwin

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

The NCCA is a really small space but has some changing and challenging exhibitions. It's worth checking out while doing the Parap Market.