So you have decided to go on a road trip to Darwin. You have determined travel dates and how long you plan to stay. You have even decided on a campervan hire and have arranged where to camp for the night. So there really is one thing left to do: listing down what you and your travel companions would do in Darwin once you arrive. Luckily, we have listed 5 activities you should not miss out on.

  1. Window On The Wetlands Tour  – If you want to experience the natural landscapes and wildlife of Darwin and the rest of the North coast wetlands, go on the Window On The Wetlands tour. There are a number of interactive and educational exhibits that showcase the one-of-a-kind ecology of the region. Not only that, the tour gives visitors great insight into Abroginal and European history.
  2. Go on a Qantas Hangar Tour – Any automotive enthusiast will enjoy spending a day going on a Qantas Hangar Tour. Established in 1920, Qantas began with one aircraft that was primarily used for joy rides and the occasional mail delivery. Fast forward 14 years, Darwin had become an important part of air service between Europe and Australia, that Qantas had built a steel hangar in the outskirts of the city. The hangar was damaged by Japanese bombs in 1942 but was later on fixed, sold and eventually was leased by the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club in 1999. Today, the hangar is known as the “man cave” to end all man caves as it is home to classic cars, engines, and even a steam train.
  3. Hike Up Edith Falls – Edith Falls is located in Nitmilluk National Park and is famous for its breathtaking views of the river, waterfalls cascading down the gully and tier after tier of rock pools. Edith Falls, in fact, is considered one of the most beautiful and underrated natural attractions in Australia. The best time to visit is between May and September, during the clear, dry season although the falls are never dried out through the year. Make sure to bring swimsuits and prepare for a day of fun.
  4. Visit Darwin Botanic Gardens – Darwin is home to unique ecosystems and landscapes and you can experience this firsthand when you visit Darwin Botanic Gardens. The gardens were designed and built to encompass vast flora endemic to the region as well as from Tiwil Island and Arnhem Land. There are also plenty of exhibits that feature replicas of woodlands, monsoon forests, coastal dunes and mangroves. There are more than 450 species of plants housed in the gardens and is only botanical garden in the world that has successfully housed natural exhibits of estuary and marine plants.
  5. Crocodylus Park Tour – If you are a reptile enthusiast, then you should not pass up spending a day at Crocodylus Park in Darwin. The tours emphasize education, conservation, and research of the animals and guests can even talk to the handlers and researchers that spend much time studying the reptiles. The museum is also a great way to brush up on your crocodile trivia, afterwards you can go outside to see freshwater crocodiles up close, as well as the bigger saltwater crocs. There are also a number of crocodile species from Papua New Guinea and The Philippines as well as American alligators. Oh, and there are also iguana, emus, lions, Burmese pythons, monkey, red kangaroos and more.

From cultural tours to hiking trails and close encounters with animals, there is certainly no shortage of things to do in Darwin. Whether you are in the city for the first time or a returning visitor, there is always something to do in Darwin and the rest of the region.
Darwin is also an absolutely epic region for fishing, and is one of the rare places one can catch the native jungle perch. For local fishing gear, we recommend using an Australian fishing tackle shop which can deliver to even the most remote regions within 2 days if ordered express.

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