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Enjoy the warm weather and Darwin as well as the fusion of cultures in a variety of festivals and outdoor markets in the city. Then explore the dramatic history of the region, ranging from World War II air raids to Cyclone Tracey in the museums and galleries.

Sailing in Darwin harbor as dusk approached, the crocodile cruise and explore the bushland along the monsoon forest. Swim in the swimming-pool water crystal clear in Litchfield National Park and visit the colorful communities on the Tiwi Islands. Vivid tropical city has a youthful energy that is difficult inevitable.

Five ways to uncover Darwin and surrounding areas

1. In various festivals, markets and ports

In Darwin, the action always happens in the open, in the market, the park, the beach or on the boat. You can join the locals with a crate of drinks and a plate of satay are still hot on the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets from May to October. Or watch them make a boat out of tin cans of beer or soft drink at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta which takes place every year in July.

From April to November, you can watch movies at Deckchair Cinema under the stars with a drink from the bar and picnic-style dinner. Experience the tropical weather of Darwin with dinner by the harbor in Cullen Bay Marina or harbor cruise at dusk accompanied by a history lesson.

2. With wildlife and tropical gardens

Cycling across the gardens of orchids and bromeliads and traditional Aboriginal plant in George Brown Botanic Gardens. Swim, enjoy a barbeque at dusk and explore the sacred locations of the Aborigines in Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

At Berry Springs Nature Park, you can see the birds in monsoon forest and the fish in the pond with crystal clear water. A close look at the various types of fish, birds of prey, animals and reptiles at night Territory Wildlife Park, just 45 minutes’ drive from Darwin. See alligators up close encountered at Crocodylus Park, Darwin Crocodile Farm or by following a cruise to observe crocodiles along the river and the beach Darwin.

3. Look at the history of close

Learn more about the heritage of the Aborigines in Darwin that can be found in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Here you can also recall the tragic Cyclone Tracy that hit Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974. Seeing that almost destroyed Chinese Temple in Litchfield Street.

Darwin get air attack of 64 Japanese aircraft during World War II, and you can see photos of the dramatic bombing and planned to visit the bunker where Top End defense strategy in East Point Military Museum. See directly the original B52 bombers at Aviation Heritage Centre and a network path to the World War II oil tunnels around the Wharf Precinct. In Myilly Point Historical Precinct, you can see a handful of surviving cottage designed by architect BCG Burnett in a colonial style popular before World War II.

4. Under the waterfalls in Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park, NT

Take the time to follow a day trip to the waterfall and wading pool, wildlife and birds, hills and rainforest of Litchfield National Park, one and a half hour drive from Darwin. Swim in the swimming-pool water crystal clear waterfall at the base of Florence Falls and explore through the bush towards the monsoon rainforest Walker Creek.

Picnic near fruit bats at Wangi Falls and see the expanse of the valley of Tolmer Falls. Following a cruise to see wildlife along the river Reynolds, part of the active center of the livestock. Explore the landscape of this Tarzan Wagait people, the traditional Aboriginal owners of, or have a look into the debris Blyth Homestead.

5. The trip to the Tiwi Islands

Join the excitement of Grand Tiwi Islands Football Final, which is held every March in Nguiu. Browse and purchase unique art Tiwi, different because of strong design, decorative excellence and lively colors. Enjoy billy tea and damper bread while watching the Tiwi women showed their skill in weaving and traditional painting. Then watch their traditional dances and ceremonies smoke to ward off evil spirits.

Capture large barramundi in coastal fishing tour in Tiwi. You will find the people are friendly and warm, and a landscape of lush rainforest, beach and rock pools at Melville Island and Bathurst, which are referred to as the Tiwi Islands. Explore them all in a day outing or an overnight excursion, with a 20-minute flight from Darwin or two hours by ferry.


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