Darwin’s Wharf Precinct is comprised of a wharf area and a picturesque waterfront walkway, a trail which winds past the crystal blue ocean and various vibrant bars and eateries. A stroll here offers the perfect chance to see Darwin’s fishing industry first-hand, as small boats laden with fresh catches are often seen bobbing on the water. You may even glimpse a majestic cruise liner, too.
Watch out for: A seafront area offering spectacular views
Address and Telephone: Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (08) 8981 4268
Darwin’s Wave Lagoon is situated outside, right in the middle of the waterfront, making it a picturesque and unique place to splash about in the water! This is a clean, warm wave pool where visitors can relax and recline on a complimentary board, or embark on some swimming lessons to increase their confidence in the waves. The turquoise water here is extremely inviting, and there are changing facilities and showers on-site, as well as a plethora of ice-cream vendors.
Watch out for: Don’t forget your sun cream!
Address and Telephone: Darwin Waterfront | Kitchener Drive, Darwin,Northern Territory, Australia +61 8 8941 7260
Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex in Darwin is a heaven for car fans; motorbikes, v8s, drag cars and go-karts can all be found here. There are often major racing competitions held on-site, and visitors can watch from different parts of the track or can take a trip round themselves! A new viewing platform has recently been added here offering excellent views of the entire circuit, and with an electrifying atmosphere, colorful illuminated scoreboards and the latest racing cars, a trip here really does give you a taste of life in the fast lane!
Watch out for: The huge shade covers in the shape of sails
Address and Telephone: Portion 2788 | Hundred of Bagot, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia +61 8 8947 1471
The Australian Aviation Heritage Center displays a ginormous range of different aircraft models, with the whole exhibition reflecting the story of Australian aviation history. Educational films are shown throughout the venue and old aircraft posters charmingly adorn the walls. A top spot for plane lovers, don’t miss the assortment of books and DVDs available for purchase.
Watch out for: The majestic B-52 model
Address and Telephone: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin,Northern Territory 0821, Australia +61 8 8947 2145
Mindil Beach Markets is Darwin’s top spot for grabbing a bargain! A cluster of markets selling an array of colorful jewlry and handmade crafts, it’s also a great place for picking up some authentic Aboriginal artwork and gifts. Food from all over the world is sold here, and there is a large area for regular live performances where visitors can relax on one of the many tables and chairs and enjoy some top-quality entertainment.
Watch out for: The energetic live music played throughout the market
Address and Telephone: Maria Liveris Drive | Mindil Beach, Darwin,Northern Territory, Australia (08) 8981 3454
The Magnetic Termite Mounds site is an enthralling place where visitors can see a variety of termite homes, amazing architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels and chimneys. A great place to learn more about the insect, come here to be educated on how they live, eat and breed, and to learn the techniques which go into making their unusual and sophisticated habitations!
Watch out for: Some of the mounds reach over four meters!
Address and Telephone: Litchfield National Park, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
By Christina Nhu