Attractions

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…
Top Choice 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 stal…
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

Royal Flying Doctor Service

This outstanding new museum on Stokes Hill Wharf is the way all museums should be. There's a 55-seat hologram cinema, virtual-reality glasses that enable you to relive in vivid detail the 1942 Japanese bombing raid …
Zoo in Darwin

Crocodylus Park

Crocodylus Park showcases hundreds of crocs and a minizoo comprising lions, tigers and other big cats, spider monkeys, marmosets, cassowaries and large birds. Allow about two hours to look around the whole park, and…
Park 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 …
Gardens in Darwin

George Brown Botanic Gardens

These 42-hectare gardens showcase plants from the Top End and around the world − monsoon vine forest, the mangroves and coastal plants habitat, baobabs, and a magnificent collection of native and exotic palms and cy…
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, …
Aquarium in Darwin

Indo-Pacific Marine Exhibition

This excellent marine aquarium at the Waterfront Precinct gives you a close encounter with the denizens of Darwin Harbour. Each small tank is a complete ecosystem, with only the occasional extra fish introduced as f…
Museum in Darwin

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

If you like aircraft and you like 'em big, you're going to love this place. Darwin's aviation museum, about 10km from the centre, has a mammoth B52 bomber, one of only two of its kind displayed outside the USA, whic…