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Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

 

Darwin is an amazing city that lies to the very north of Australia and forms the capital and regional center of the Northern Territory and the Top End region.

Historically serving as an important port and harbor for trade between Asia and Australia, the city has now become one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia.

With a population of just under 150,000, the city is home to a growing tourism industry concentrated on the natural attractions, parks and islands, and cultural attractions that connect to the city.

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

If you are planning on visiting Darwin, here at nine places that everyone interested in nature, history, and culture should experience.

 

  1. Kakadu National Park

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

About a two-hour drive to the southeast of Darwin lies the Kakadu National Park. This park covers a vast area of around 20,000 sq. Kilometers. The park is a prime location for studying natural and geographic diversity being host to an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna and containing six landforms and four river systems. The park offers multiple campsites at various locations.

 

  1. Darwin Entertainment Center

The main concert venue of the city, the Darwin Entertainment center regularly hosts local and foreign artists, including the famous Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Another must-visit site includes the Darwin Convention Center, completed in June 2008 as part of the $1.1 billion Darwin Waterfront Precinct project.

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Both venues regularly host national and international artists, acts, and exhibitions and have a full schedule for most of the year.

 

 

  1. Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

For an insightful look into the history of the Northern Territories, schedule a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT) that offers internally developed exhibits as well as exhibits from all over Australia.

The museum also hosts the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, the longest-running program for Aboriginal Art.

 

  1. Casuarina Beach

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

A must-visit beach connected to Darwin; Casuarina Beach is a popular tourist destination that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Facilities at the beach include deep-water diving, fishing, boating, and water-biking sports.

 

 

  1. Mindil Beach

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Another famous beach connected to Darwin, the Mindil Beach hosts the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets during the dry season from May to October.

It holds many events and tourist attractions along the many kilometers of beach line allowing for some deep-sea diving and fishing as well.

 

 

  1. George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Around 2 kilometers north of the Darwin City Center, the Botanical Gardens contain an extensive collection of monsoon flora including mangrove, rainforest, and wetland communities.

The botanical garden was first created in 1886 and includes a collection of native and imported plant species that are commonly found across the various climatic zones of Australia.

 

  1. Charles Darwin National Park

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

The Charles Darwin National Park lies 4 kilometers to the southeast of Darwin City and offers extensive fire trails suitable for camping and bushwalking.

The park also hosts regular events and contains a very popular mountain biking trail. The park also has a visitor center that displays World War Two era memorabilia.

 

  1. Litchfield National Park

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

The Litchfield National Park lies 100 kilometers southwest of Darwin and covers an approximate area of 1500 sq. Kilometers.

The park attracts around 260,000 visitors every year and contains a diverse population of flora and fauna along with preserving native Aboriginal sacred sites.

 

 

  1. Darwin City Center

The Darwin City Center contains the central business hub of the city. It is home to various restaurants and food establishments along with the only casino in Darwin. A visit to the city center is a must for those wishing to take in the local culture and experience the hospitality of Territorians.

Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia
Nine Places To Visit in Darwin, Australia

Traveling around the city also affords the chance to view some of the old historic buildings of the city that survived the hurricane or were rebuilt, for a chance to learn the history of the city.

 

How to Get Around?

If you’re looking for the perfect way to visit all these sites comfortably while being able to camp around as well, then we suggest renting out a practical and fully fitted campervan to accompany you on your vacation and travel. With some fantastic options to choose from, our campervan rentals are best suited for your needs no matter where you would like to go. From beaches to mountain retreats, with a campervan, nothing is out of reach, while giving you all the amenities and comfort you need for your amazing vacation.

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