Sail across the harbour from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands, glide across wetlands and spot local wildlife, or cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park.
As the Northern Territory’s thriving capital, Darwin attracts travellers from all around the globe looking to experience its outdoor tropical lifestyle.
With waterfront dining, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences, and access to the Tiwi Islands all within a few minutes of the city centre, there’s enough to do to fill a weekend or a week.
Litchfield National Park is just a 90 minute drive from Darwin and is a favourite for the locals year-round. It’s an easy day trip but with the range of swimming spots and waterfalls, it’s well worth staying overnight in one of the nearby accommodation options.
Explore the lush Mary River wetlands, a thriving microcosm of Top End wildlife, birds and fish. Located about an hour east of Darwin it is a good place to stop on your way to Kakadu National Park or for a day trip from the city.
With so many places to visit and things to see and do, it’s good to plan ahead to make the most of your time while experiencing the spectacular Bruce Munro Tropical Light exhibition.
Enjoy a little luxury at one of the hotels overlooking Darwin Harbour or choose from a wide range of accommodation options in the surrounding region.
With a fascinating history blending European, Asian and Indigenous influences, visiting Darwin is truly a must on any Australian holiday.
Things to do
Revel in the excitement of the Darwin Festival and discover the natural riches of nearby Litchfield National Park, Mary River and the Tiwi Islands.