Welcome to Darwin

Tables spill out of street-side restaurants and bars, innovative museums celebrate the city's past, and galleries showcase the region's rich Indigenous art. Darwin's cosmopolitan mix − more than 50 nationalities are represented here − is typified by the wonderful markets held throughout the dry season.

Nature is well and truly part of Darwin's backyard: the famous national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are only a few hours' drive distant, and the unique Tiwi Islands are a boat ride away. For locals the perfect weekend is going fishing for barra (barramundi) in a tinny (small boat) with an esky (cooler) full of beer.

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Kakadu, Nourlangie, Yellow Water from Darwin with Upgrade

Visit the Top End (Northern Territory) to discover Australia's most famous national park - Kakadu. Your full day you will depart from Darwin and travel to Kakadu National Park, which covers some 20,000 square kilometers making it Australia's largest national park. Its vast wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to one of Australia's largest and most diverse bird populations and hold outstanding natural and cultural significance. See ancient rock art at Nourlangie Rock a virtual museum in the desert. See history come to life through the stories depicted on the walls and ceilings of caves. After lunch join your guide for a cruise on the Yellow Water billabong. Keep an eye out for the wildlife and the crocodiles basking in the sun. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays detailing the traditions of the indigenous people before returning to Darwin.

$194.58 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Katherine Gorge Tour, Cruise, Swim, and Lunch from Darwin

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Top End, Northern Territory• Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Edith Falls, Katherine, Top End, Northern TerritoryVisit Leliyn (Edith Falls), where during the dry season you can take a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Nitmiluk Visitor CenterEnjoy lunch here and browse through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre and see photographs, memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefacts Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Katherine Gorge, Katherine, Top End, Northern TerritoryOn your two-hour cruise through the 70-metre-high sandstone walls of Katherine Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery. Duration: 2 hours

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Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard a Traditional Ketch

At Stokes Hill Wharf, board a traditional fishing ketch–a boat with two masts–that has crossed the oceans. Smaller than other dinner cruise vessels, this ketch allows you to enjoy cruising and dining in an intimate setting. You'll be greeted by a friendly and informative crew member to show you to your seats at an outdoor table. Under the comfort of a shaded overhang, sit back and soak up the views of the Darwin coast as you cruise around the harbour.Begin your 4-course dinner with a selection of tasty homemade dips, followed by the Northern Territory's freshest seafood. Savor hearty banana prawns, hot-smoked Spanish mackerel (the boat’s signature dish) or sample freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters. For your main course, you’ll choose from a scotch fillet steak or the wild fish catch of the day, accompanied by a selection of salads and breads. To finish, you’ll be served a delicious homemade dessert and your choice of espresso coffee or tea.You are welcome to bring your own drinks aboard; the staff will be happy to provide you with glasses, ice and eskies (coolers) at no extra cost. There is also a bar on board where you can purchase drinks.While enjoying your meal, you’ll hear occasional commentary from your hosts about the sights that you pass on Darwin’s shores. You’ll want to have your camera ready for the spectacular sunset as you cruise through the tropical air of northern Australia.After three hours cruising off the Darwin coastline, you’ll be returned to the dock.

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Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

After an early start from Darwin, relax on the 90-minute journey to the stunning rock formations and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Following the Stuart Highway, you’ll pass a low-lying landscape of palms and red desert bushland.Just before entering Litchfield National Park, take a guided tour to see the massive Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds soaring 20 feet (6 meters) into the air. These amazing insect habitats are made up of intricate arches, tunnels and chimneys, which can be easily viewed from a series of nearby boardwalks.Continuing into Litchfield National Park, you’ll explore the park’s streams and sandstone escarpments, and enjoy a swim in Florence and Wangi waterfalls (seasonal) and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Then watch waterfalls cascade into Buley Rockhole, a series of falls and holes offering ideal spots to swim and relax, before returning to Darwin in the early evening.

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Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern TerritoryView the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a dip in the plunge pool below. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tolmer Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern TerritoryContinue to the spectacular Tolmer Falls, home to several colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is the perfect place for you to take a final dip today Duration: 1 hourStop At: Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park, Northern TerritoryStop for a photo at the Termite Mounds, the work of local termites, standing upright like magnetic compassesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Howard Springs Nature Park, Darwin, Top End, Northern TerritoryVisit Howard Springs Nature Park, a great place to see wildlife including turtles, barramundi and freshwater fishDuration: 30 minutes

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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Use your pass to get around Darwin, hopping on and off at the sights of your choice, or stay on board to enjoy the full 60-minute or 90-minute scenic tours.The 60-minute morning tour departs every 30 minutes, stopping at 10 convenient locations around Darwin. The extended 90-minute tour departs every 45 minutes and includes East Point Reserve and an additional stop at the the Military Museum. You can hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Darwin's main attractions including Crocosaurus Cove, Doctors Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and the Waterfront Precinct.