Top things to do in Darwin

Top Choice Museum in Darwin

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

This superb museum and art 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 La…
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 Art in Darwin

Provenance Arts

A fabulous initiative from Injalak Arts, an outstanding Indigenous art centre in Arnhem Land, Provenance Arts is a gallery with works from over 30 Aboriginal art centres from across the NT, Western Australia and Que…
Top Choice Bar in Darwin

Six Tanks

Proof that there's some real quality along Mitchell St among the generic backpacker spots, this brewpub serves up its craft beers from 26 different taps; six are reserved for the beers brewed on-site and supplied st…
Top Choice Museum in Darwin

Royal Flying Doctor Service

This outstanding 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 on D…
Top Choice Cafe in Darwin

Aboriginal Bush Traders Cafe

In historic Lyons Cottage, this fine little cafe has some really tasty dishes inspired by Aboriginal bush tucker from the desert. In addition to more conventional dishes such as gourmet toasted rolls, try the damper…
Top Choice Indian in Darwin

Saffrron Restaurant

At the forefront of Parap's burgeoning culinary scene and one of Darwin's best Indian restaurants, multi-award-winning Saffrron puts sustainability and local ingredients front and centre. The cooking is assured and …
Top Choice Indian in Darwin

Exotic North Indian Cuisine

Offering outstanding value for quality Indian cuisine, this place is widely regarded as Darwin's best Indian restaurant. It's positioned right on the waterfront at Cullen Bay, making for extremely pleasant waterside…
Top Choice Cinema in Darwin

Deckchair Cinema

During the Dry, the Darwin Film Society runs this fabulous outdoor cinema below the southern end of the Esplanade. Watch a movie under the stars while reclining in a deckchair. There's a licensed bar serving food or…