Darwin is the most culturally diverse city in Australia. Being closer to Asia than it is to Melbourne or Sydney, this city brings together the best of Asian and Australian culture. It’s also the gateway to the Northern Territory, giving you access to some of Australia’s most stunning sights.


If you are a thrill seeker, Darwin has some activities that will get your heart pumping. At Crocosauraus Cove, home to some of Australia’s largest salt-water crocodiles, you can get submerged underwater in the ‘cage of death’ to get up close with these prehistoric beasts!

For something more cultural, explore the Mandil Beach Markets, or learn about the region’s dramatic history at the many museums. There’s also an excellent educational tour exploring the culture of the local Pudakul people. You can even learn how the Aboriginals make their bush tucker and traditional medicines, you can throw a spear or watch a Dilly Bag demonstration.

To take in the best views of the bush, fly over Kakadu National Park. From the air you get to see the vastness of Kakadu including the Savannah Forest, the Arnhem Land Plateau, its various winding rivers and the Mary National Park. Alternatively cruising the Yellow Water Billabong allows you to become encapsulated by the wilderness and take in the bush from a completely different perspective.

You can also visit Litchfield National Park which is just a 2 hour drive away, famous for its sparkling plunge pools and tall termite mounds. You can head 100km north to the Tiwi Islands, or head out on one of the famous cross-continent journeys like the Ghan, Explorers Highway and Savannah Way.