Darwin attractions things to do & see on holiday.
It's Australia's northern outpost and only tropical capital, and Darwin's seclusion from the rest of the country lends to its image as rugged frontier; but perched on the Timor Sea, this city is surprisingly young and cosmopolitan. Darwin holidays can be even more enjoyable with the extensive assortment of deals on offer from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
Darwin is a city full of rich European and Aboriginal heritage and today is home to a lively culture scene. During your holiday be sure to visit one of the many cultural institutions such as the Myilly Point Historic Precinct; the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; the historic Wharf Precinct; and the Casuarina Coastal Reserve which is a site of Aboriginal and historical significance, stretching from Rapid Creek to Lee Point. Also stop by State Square to see the modern Parliament House and Supreme Court buildings as well as the Government House and Palmerston Town Hall which was built in 1883 but destroyed by cyclone Tracy in 1974 and remains in ruins as a memorial.
While exploring Darwin during your holiday you will also discover many family-friendly attractions as well as shopping, dining and many bustling pubs. Visit Indo Pacific Marina; Aquascene; Crocodylus Park and Zoo where you can learn about native crocodiles; stroll through George Brown Botanic Gardens; and Smith Street mall is where you will be sure to find retail therapy. Enjoy balmy nights at one of the many pubs and terrace bars along Mitchell St, most of which double as restaurants, or pop in to the SKYCITY Casino or the Darwin Entertainment Centre.
The great outdoors is truly an important part of life in Darwin and during your holiday you will be able to enjoy a wide range of natural attractions. Safely swim with crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove; walk along Nightcliff foreshore; try your hand at fishing; cycle one of the many tracks running throughout the city; dive ship wrecks in Darwin Harbour; visit Holmes Jungle Nature Park, East Point Reserve, and Cullen Bay Marina or simply take in a Darwin Sunset.
Darwin is also graced with many national parks that are waiting to be explored. Litchfield National park is a great day trip for a Darwin holiday, offering streams, waterfalls, gorges, rock formations, walking trails and picnic areas; nearby Berry Spring Nature Park features safe swimming in spring-fed pools. If you are up for travelling further from the city, the famous Kakadu National Park is a world heritage listed site protecting one-third of Australia's bird species and borders the Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Land.
The beautiful, wild and surprisingly cosmopolitan city of Darwin is a getaway destination fitting for an array of travellers with a wide variety of interests and budgets. With the help of DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's comprehensive Holiday Packages, you can select your ideal travel time and destination, and choose from a range of exciting and affordable holidays that feature the kind of activities and experiences perfect for you. With its unique history, dynamic culture and thrilling natural surrounds, Darwin is a city that families, couples, adventure seekers and leisure enthusiasts will all enjoy visiting and regardless of how you think a holiday should be spent, you will likely find something to tickle your fancy here.
Often considered Australia's most distant frontier, Darwin is a city that offers up quite a lot of thrilling adventure to pack into a holiday. If you're after the kind of vacation that will get your heart pumping than you will be sure to enjoy a Darwin Adventure Package, available exclusively through DISCOVER AUSTRALIA. Within the city you can get up close and personal with some of Australia's unique wildlife; have the chance to feed hundreds of fish at Aquascene; learn about native of crocodiles at Crocodylus Park and Zoo or even safely "swim" with crocs from the other side of a glass enclosure at Crocosaurus Cove. If you'd like to get outdoors and explore the land there are many opportunities to enjoy walk and cycling tracks throughout Darwin and the surrounding region. Walk along Nightcliff foreshore for stunning views or cycle one of the many tracks running throughout Darwin allowing you to seek out other activities to partake in around the city. Perhaps rent Scuba gear and explore shipwrecks from World War II and Cyclone Tracy, sunken refugee boats, delicate coral reefs and sponge gardens off of Darwin Harbour. No matter what your ideal adventure consists of, you will likely find something to please in fabulous Darwin and with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive deals on holiday packages you may decide to stay and explore for longer.
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With its rich Aboriginal culture and fascinating pearling past, Darwin is also a city worth exploring if you are a history buff. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exciting Darwin Heritage Packages include flights, central accommodation and other exclusive offers that will allow you to put your holiday planning worries aside so you can focus on uncovering this unique city. Within Darwin be sure to stop by State Square to see the modern Parliament House and Supreme Court buildings as well as the Government House and Palmerston Town Hall which was built in 1883 but destroyed by cyclone Tracy in 1974 and remains in ruins as a memorial. Institutions such as the Myilly Point Historic Precinct, the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the historically significant Casuarina Coastal Reserve, offer a chance at understanding how Darwin's Aboriginal heritage and European settlers have shaped the city's distinct culture today.
Though this city does have a rich social scene, Darwin is still very much influenced by its natural setting which mean activities like fishing are considered more of a way of life, than a leisure pursuit. For many Darwin locals, casting a line is as important as sleeping, eating and breathing, so you can assume that there is some excellent fishing to be had here. If that sounds like something you want to be a part of than why not book a Darwin Fishing Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA? There is a bounty of opportunities to angle in the surrounding waters of Darwin, though the territorial local wildlife means you should stick to charters or renting your own boat rather then casting from the shore. Your efforts can yield anything from Mackerel, Golden Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, mud crabs and the all popular Barramundi. Plan a trip that will include Barramundi fishing, deep sea fishing or reef fishing and bundle it together with your flights and central accommodation to create the perfect holiday for friends, family or even a corporate retreat.
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