Darwin, Australia, couldn't be better situated for sightseeing! Darwin is also the capital of the Northern Territory and chock full of natural beauty, great shopping, and culture galore.
Top 10 Darwin Sights As you are planning your trip to Darwin, be sure to add these 10 sights to your "must see" list!
1. Crocosaurus Cove. Darwin's crocodile park, Crocosaurus Cove, is located smack-dab in the city centre. If you've ever wanted to get up close and personal with a croc, this is the place to do it (don't miss going down in the "Cage of Death" to meet the crocs face-to-face!)
2. Alice Springs & Red Centre. For fans of Robyn Davidson (from the book/movie "Tracks") and for lovers of famous natural phenomena like Uluru, you will definitely want to visit Alice Springs! Red Centre is where you will enter to see Uluru from Alice Springs.
3. Kakadu National Park & Litchfield National Park. Located just three hours from Darwin, World Heritage Site Kakadu National Park can easily take a whole day or more to enjoy. Litchfield National Park is just two hours from Darwin along the same route, so you can combine both in a single trip.
4. Mindil Beach Sunset Market & Cullen Bay Marina. If you plan to be in Darwin anytime from May through October, you won't want to miss stopping in to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. You can combine your visit with a trip to see the Cullen Bay Marina and the local historical museums. Be sure to time your visit to Mindil Beach around sunset - it is a scarlet masterpiece you won't want to miss!
5. Mount Hotham. Mount Hotham is - on its own - a reason that many visit the Darwin area, with its breathtakingly beautiful snowy peaks and amazing ski runs. Adagold Aviation offers direct chartered flights for any number of passengers from Darwin and other parts of Australia to Mount Hotham.
6. Darwin Aquascene. If you love to enjoy one-to-one interaction with aquatic wildlife, then the Darwin Aquascene is a must-visit for you! Feed the beautiful fish in the unpolluted bay waters from on land or even in shallow waters. Go in the morning during the two-hour feeding sessions.
7. Crocodylus Park. Unlike its name suggests, you can see lots of other indigenous Australian animals besides crocs at this famous park. You can also feed the animals at certain times (the crocs apparently really like BBQ!).
8. Wave Lagoon. Relaxing, romantic, yet also perfect for families with kids, Wave Lagoon is located near the Esplanade along the Waterfront.
9. Deckchair Cinema. The cinema is open-air and located in the Waterfront precinct. Buy dinner from a local vendor or brown bag it - fun for the whole family!
10. Charles Darwin National Park. A visit to Darwin wouldn't be complete without visiting its namesake's national park, where you can view gorgeous mangrove habitats.
If you plan to see these 10 amazing Darwin sights, you will depart feeling like you have had the total immersion experience of a world traveler!