Things to do in Darwin
Delightful Darwin Self-Guided Audio Tour
Indulge your sense of adventure and fun and treat your tastebuds and in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city. From the WWII history and sparkling harbour to the city's tropical outdoor lifestyle and Asian-influenced food, Darwin is unmissable. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. On this tour your will learn about Darwin's original development, the devastation brought by wars and cyclones and the redevelopment to its current state. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
Two Iconic Territory Stories in One Iconic Location One started Territory operations in 1939, the other, occurred in 1942 as an act of aggression unparalleled on Australian soil. Both forged the resolve and resilience of the people who live in Australia's Northern Territory. The first iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The second iconic story featured is the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day. This facility sits on the iconic location of Stokes Hill Wharf which was bombed during the raid on 19th February 1942.
Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise
Take in the highlights of Darwin Harbour aboard a spacious catamaran. Cruise by Bicentennial Park, Lameroo Beach, Stokes Hill Wharf, Larakeyah Barracks and more. Live commentary provides insight on Darwin, important sites for the Aboriginal Larrakia people, the extensive damage suffered during World War II air raids and the devastation caused by Cyclone Tracy. Plenty of photo ops and great views await from the open sundeck or the air-conditioned cabin.
Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Tour Darwin at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass. See fabulous views from the open-top double-decker bus and get on and off at 10 convenient stops, including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct and Fort Hill Wharf. Stay as long as you like at the attractions of your choice, then hop on board to travel from sight to sight. Or stay on the bus to enjoy full 60-minute and 90-minute tours around Darwin, while listening to an entertaining on-board commentary.
Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
See the sights at your own pace when your cruise ship docks in Darwin, with your choice of a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass. Conveniently departing from the cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf, your hop-on hop-off tour stops at 11 locations around Darwin, including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct and Military Museum. Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top double-decker bus, and listen to an entertaining on-board commentary and design your own shore excursion itinerary.
Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf at 11am, this 1-hour Bombing of Darwin cruise takes in significant WWII sites on Darwin Harbour and modern day front-line activities. With real time commentary by a local guide, this cruise offers a maritime perspective on one of Australia's most significant war time events.
1-Hour Darwin Harbour Highlights Cruise
Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf at 1pm this Sea Darwin adventure cruise takes in the history, habitat and intrigue of Darwin Harbour. Travelling on a state of the art boat between sites of interest, this cruise cover the highlights of Darwin Harbour with real time commentary by a local guide.
Walk the Darwin Botanic Gardens
Exploring George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with a local guide who knows its significance to Darwin, its history and where to find its notable plants along with the flowers and birdlife, provides a totally different experience than if you walk these picturesque gardens on your own.
Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections
Thursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed. Join your knowledgeable local guide who will take you back to that WWII era on a 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city.
Darwin Heritage Walk
Explore the city with a local on this 2-hour walk and enjoy a local’s perspective whilst getting a sense of how the city of Darwin has developed to blend the past with today’s modern multicultural vibe. There are many hidden treasures to discover along the way.
Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise
Your sunset cruise aboard the 'Charles Darwin' takes in the beautiful Darwin Harbour in full air-conditioned comfort. You will have access to the Sun Deck (Third, top deck) where the best views of Darwin’s famous sunset are experienced. This 2.5-hour cruise includes great commentary on the harbor and Darwin’s great history. You have the option to include a buffet dinner and there is a licensed bar on board with great priced drinks and snacks to enjoy.
Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise
Darwin’s definitive Bombing of Darwin experience, with story telling and story living combining to give you unique insight into Australia's most significant WW2 event. This double includes a visit to Darwin's premier virtual reality experience located within the Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Facility, with a one hour Bombing of Darwin harbour cruise.
Darwin City Sightseeing Tour
Explore the ancient history and modern vibrancy of Darwin on a half-day sightseeing tour. Travel by coach and listen as your local guide shares commentary about the tropical city’s natural and cultural attractions. Delve into Aboriginal art at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and stroll past fragrant orchid blooms at the Botanic Gardens.
Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise with Drinks Included
This cruise is a magical way to beGIN your evening in Darwin. This short one hour sunset soiree combines the setting of the tropical sun with the instant relaxation that comes with a sundowner. With a boutique Top End gin in your hand, you will unwind as a purr of the motors take you past a coastline holding secrets of times gone by to find a saltwater spot where you will see the dazzling rays of the sun as it dips to the horizon. Then, with ice cubes clinking in a glistening glass reflecting the colour palette of the sunset, a sense of relaxation will take over as Darwin Harbour unfolds before you during twilight time. On this cruise you’ll taste some flavoursome Top End gin - a wonderful aperitif before stepping ashore where your evening continues. Perhaps relaxed seafood flavours on Stokes Hill Wharf, or maybe a scrumptious dinner and gin cocktail at any one of the myriad of Darwin Waterfront Restaurants. The choice is yours!
Darwin Sunset Cruise Including Fish 'n' Chips
As the sun sets over Darwin, take to the water for a scrumptious serving of fresh, wild caught Northern Territory fish and chips. Accompanied with a complimentary drink, this Australian favorite comfort food is the center piece of this award winning Sea Darwin sunset cruise. You'll be taken to the best places on the harbor to relax, unwind and enjoy a famous Top End sunset. Watching the sun set over Darwin while enjoying Fish’n Chips, is a truly Territorian experience.
Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours
Personalised entertaining and interactive commentary. Hop on and off the bus for great photo opportunities.Original photos. Cold drinking water.
Pathfinder Jumping Crocodile Cruise Shuttle Bus
Get up close in complete safety to see these spectacular reptiles in their natural habitat on the Adelaide River during a 1 hour tour on the Pathfinder vessels.
Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure Cruise from Darwin
Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Join this tour in the afternoon and travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River, enjoying commentary about the outskirts of Darwin along the way. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close. It’s also a good opportunity to spot for birds and other wildlife.
Adelaide Rivers Wetlands Cruise with Crocodile Experience from Darwin
A truly exhilarating and unique wildlife experience for our guests to get up close and personal to some of nature's most aggressive and dangerous wildlife located in the naturally occurring waterways of the Northern Territory. It is said that Australia’s Top End hosts over 100,000 saltwater crocodiles predominantly in and around the Darwin, Adelaide River and Mary River areas. By booking this experience you are actively supporting the traditional land owners within this magnificent region.
Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise
See how the Second World War was experienced in Australia on a WWII historical tour of Darwin. This poignant tour highlights the memorials and sites of the war, explains the bombing of Darwin, and visits Darwin’s historic bases, museums and military precincts. You’ll also cruise the harbor to see the site of a wartime shipwreck and the modern-day navy base.