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46 Best Darwin Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Darwin is known as the Top End, and the most popular attractions in the area would have to be either Kakadu National Park or Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). Both are amazing natural areas that have visitors flocking from near and far for their wild beauty. If you want more guarantees of seeing the famous Australian crocodiles, visit them at Crocosaurus Cove or Crocodylus Park or see them in their natural environment on the Adelaide River. See how high they can jump on the Jumping Crocodile cruise.

Alternatively, enjoy day tours from Darwin to Kakadu and Katherine Gorge or perhaps a visit to Tiwi Islands for a dose of Aboriginal culture. There’s also a good half day trip on a once in a lifetime Float Plane, Helicopter & Cruise adventure.

46 Most Popular Attractions in Darwin

1. Crocosaurus Cove

  • Crocosaurus Cove, located conveniently in central Darwin city, is a unique reptile and crocodile wildlife park. This inner-city attraction, which opened
  • Adult $32, Child $20
  • Crocosaurus Cove, Mitchell Street, Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily 9am-6pm
  • 1

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2. Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

  • Nitmiluk National Park, formerly known as Katherine Gorge National Park, is a stunning natural landscape located several hours from Darwin. A deep path
  • From $41.50 AUD
  • Nitmiluk National Park, Nitmiluk, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 4

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3. Edith Falls

  • Edith Falls, known by local Jawoyn people as Leliyn, is a series of waterfalls and pools situated on the Edith River inside Nitmiluk National Park. Located
  • Camping $4 - $20 AUD
  • Edith Falls, Nitmiluk, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 4

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4. Mindil Beach Sunset Market

  • Mindil Beach is one of Darwin’s most popular and well-known stretches of sandy coastline. This is partly because of its location, just a short walk
  • Free
  • Mindil Beach Reserve, The Gardens, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Thursdays 5pm-10pm, Sundays 4pm-9pm (April to October only)
  • 4

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5. Kakadu National Park

  • Kakadu National Park isn’t just the Northern Territory’s biggest national park, it’s also Australia’s. This iconic conservation
  • $25 AUD
  • Kakadu National Park, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 6

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6. Aquascene

    Aquascene has been a staple attraction in Darwin for generations, and it is now a popular tourist destination for domestic and international visitors.
  • Adult $15, Child $10, Family $43
  • Aquascene, Doctors Gully Road, Larrakeyah, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Changes daily. High Tide only.

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7. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

    The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the region’s leading cultural and artistic organisation. Located on the picturesque
  • Free
  • Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia
  • 10am–5pm daily

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8. Nourlangie Rock

  • Nourlangie, sometimes called Burrunggui, is an outlying formation along the Arnhem East Escarpment, located inside the Kakadu National Park. Accessible
  • $25 per person
  • Nourlangie Rock Art Site, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

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9. Darwin Botanic Gardens

    The Darwin Botanic Gardens, now known as the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, is located just 2 kilometres outside Darwin city and close to the coast.
  • Free
  • Darwin Botanic Gardens, Geranium Street, The Gardens, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily 7am-7pm

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10. Mary River Wetlands

  • The Mary River Wetlands, located around one hour east of Darwin, is a unique and thriving ecosystem that seems out of place in the rugged, arid Territory. With
  • from $135 AUD
  • Wetland Cruises, Marrakai, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

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11. Litchfield National Park

  • Litchfield National Park, located just two hours drive from tropical Darwin, is a popular weekend destination for locals and travellers. This 1500 square
  • From $99 AUD
  • Litchfield National Park, Litchfield Park, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 7

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12. Arnhem Land

  • Arnhem Land is one of Australia’s few remaining centres of traditional Aboriginal culture, having been declared an Aboriginal reserve in 1931. This
  • from $250 AUD
  • Arnhem Land Eco-Cultural Tours, Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

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13. Adelaide River

  • Adelaide River is both a river and a small township, both located not far out of Darwin. The township itself is small, but there is much to explore in
  • Adult $40, Child $25
  • Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily: cruises at 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
  • 1

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14. Cullen Bay

    Located just 10 minutes outside of Darwin city, Cullen Bay is a haven for yatch owners, passionate sailors, and those looking for a taste of luxury on
  • Cruise starts at $35 AUD
  • Cullen Bay Marina, Marina Boulevard, Larrakeyah Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily

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15. Darwin Convention Centre

  • Depends on an event
  • 61 (0)8 8923 9000
  • Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Daily

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