One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Darwin is where city vibes and outback adventures go hand-in-hand. Situated along a peninsular in the Tasman Sea, Darwin is flanked by rolling oceans and striking beaches that put Australia’s better-known East Coast to shame. A gateway to three national parks, – Kakadu, Litchfield and Katherine Gorge – abundant outdoor activities will satisfy even the wildest of adventurers here. Tearing around the outback in a beaten-up 4WD, bush camping, hiking, wild swimming and croc-spotting are all part of a day’s work for tourists in the Northern Territory. So don an Akubra and channel your inner-Crocodile Dundee, Darwin is all about those iconic, once-in-a-lifetime Australian adventures.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.