Darwin & Kakadu National Park
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With top-rated Darwin tours and tickets, get ready to explore the modern capital city of Darwin is set on a harbor twice the size of Sydney Harbor. It is a pleasant tropical oasis where visitors can base themselves before exploring the Top End’s natural attractions. Allow yourself enough time to visit and experience the magnificent and breathtaking Kakadu National Park. This region is dramatic boasts rugged escarpments, spectacular gorges, stunning waterfalls and lush wetlands in an area the size of a small European nation. Discover the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and visit its top attractions on action-packed sightseeing tours and packages. To get the best rates, check out the wide range of Darwin things to do and book online!
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Our tips for Darwin & Kakadu National Park

  • Cruise with crocs. Cruise through the Mary River Wetlands to spot Darwin’s deadly predators hunting in their natural habitat. Feeling gutsy? Turn it up a notch and hop in the Crocosaurus Cove’s Cage of Death, a plastic and mesh contraption that is placed in the crocodile enclosure during feeding-time!
  • Take time out at Kakadu. Quick, in-and-out Darwin day tours of the national park cater to those tight on time, but to see Kakadu in all it’s glory you should devote at least a few days here. Kakadu national park is more than 19,000 sq km (half the size of Switzerland!), and you’ll need a 4WD to access the most spectacular spots at this Darwin attraction.
  • Stay calm, drink beer. Use Darwin as your base in between jaunts to the outback. In this down-to-earth city, thongs (flip-flops) are always a go and beers are always welcome. Don’t expect any assuming airs here, only laid-back vibes and friendly faces.

Good to know

Darwin is located in an area where there is a significant population of saltwater crocodiles. In this region, you will commonly find signs and warnings near waterways to remind both residents and visitors to exercise caution. Positioned roughly a 90-minute drive away from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is renowned for its impressive waterfalls, rock formations, and natural swimming pools. It is a frequently chosen destination for day trips originating from the city. In the midst of World War II, on February 19, 1942, Darwin was subject to a Japanese aerial bombardment, marking the initial assault in a series of air raids on the city. The history of this event can be explored at the Darwin Military Museum. Darwin serves as a pivotal access point to some of Australia's most astonishing natural marvels, including Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, and the Tiwi Islands, all of which are reachable via road, air, or sea.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Darwin?

    We recommend commencing your Darwin sightseeing trip during the dry season (May – October), when you can expect a more arid heat and sunny days. Although less luscious than the wet season, you’ll miss the humidity, plus all the swimming spots will be croc-free. When considering the best things to do in Darwin, visit the region in early July to coincide with the Darwin Beer Can Regatta. Held annually at Mindil Beach, this festival sees competitors construct boats out of beer cans and test their sea-worthiness.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    Navigating this city can prove testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way through Darwin. The extensive bus network costs only 3 AUD for a 3-hour ticket or 7 AUD for a day pass. The relaxed pace of the city means driving is easy too – traffic and parking woes will become a distant memory here. If you’re looking to rent a vehicle on your Darwin tours, we suggest hiring a 4WD for your Darwin day trips to the outback.

  • Q: What are the must-visit attractions in Darwin?

    Key points of interest comprise the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park, the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and the Crocosaurus Cove.

  • Q: Any tips for staying safe in Darwin?

    Darwin is a safe city but when it comes to the outback, you can never be too careful. Heed our advice to avoid running into any trouble. In the event of an emergency, dial 000. When hiking, drink plenty of water and don’t bite off more than you can chew. Plan your hikes according to your fitness level. When planning what to do in Darwin, keep in mind that you probably won’t have phone reception. We don’t recommend bush walking alone, but if you do, make sure you let someone know the route you’re taking. Even in the safe season (from June to September), be cautious of box jellyfish when swimming.

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