Attractions

Popular Tourist Attractions around Darwin and the Top End


There are many popular Tourist attractions around Darwin and in the outer Darwin Region. Listed are a few Darwin attractions around Darwin NT Northern Territory. More popular Top End attractions will be available shortly for you to view.

NT Wildlife Park

Attractions - The Territory Wildlife Park THE TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK  

Native Territory flora and fauna set in their natural environments on 4oo hectares of natural bushland. Great for families and smaller children with the shuttle service. Open daily 8.30 am to 6 pm, last admission 4 pm. LOCATION Cox Peninsular Road, Berry Springs NT. CONTACTS Ph 08 89887200 – or – 08 89886000 – Fax 08 89518268 – Web – Email

  
Aquascene Fish Feeding at Doctors Gully
Aquascene Fish Feeding at Doctors Gully AQUASCENE

FISH FEEDING – Voted the most popular attractions in tourism surveys A must for any visitor to Darwin. When the tides are high, hundreds of fish come to the shore’s edge in this pretty gully to be fed by hand. Species include mullet, catfish, milkfish, bream and barramundi. Feeding is for a few hours daily and the most favourable times are generally in the mornings. Admission charge applies. LOCATION 28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin. CONTACT Ph 08 8981 7837 – Fax – 08 89418844. Email

Crocodylus Park - Crocodile Farm
Darwin Attractions - Crocodile Farm Crocodylus Park CROCODYLUS PARK

Crocodylus Park is the best place in Australia to come face to face with the world’s largest reptiles. With 30 years of experience in crocodile research and conservation, the park plays host to over a thousand crocodiles from foot long hatchlings to massive adults measuring 16 feet and weighing half a ton! Other wildlife includes: primates, emus, cassowaries, ostriches, turtles, iguanas and a white buffalo. Recent attractions at the park are the lions, tiger, and leopards. LOCATION just five minutes from Darwin airport and 15 minutes from the Darwin City Center at 815 McMillans Road, Knuckey Lagoon. Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm, Tours at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm daily. Admission charge applies. LOCATION McMillans Road Berrimah. CONTACT Ph 08 89224500- Fax 08 89470678 – Email

Indo-pacific Marine Darwin

Indo Pacific Marine at the Darwin Wharf

Marine display at Indo Pacific Marine at the Darwin Wharf

Darwin Attractions - Indo Pacific Marine INDO PACIFIC MARINE

Indo Pacific began in 1971. as a privately funded project to collect and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features of the coral reefs which abound in Darwin waters. Very little was known of this underwater “wildlife” at that time, or that it even existed.
Indo Pacific Marine is the longest established man made visitor facility in the Northern Territory, and has received industry recognition for excellence over many years.
The exhibition is unique in the fact that because this is a land based living marine centre where each system is totally self supporting
– No feeding, filtration or water changing is carried out.
– Visitors, regardless of their age, health or financial constraints, are able to experience, learn and marvel under expert guidance and in full safety, the beauty of the marine environment.
As the marine displays are self contained eco systems, rare and unusual species can be observed far more easily than would ever be the case on a dive in the open sea, even for skilled SCUBA divers. Â
Indo Pacific Marine also features unique night tours of the reef. This all happens indoors where each visitor is supplied with a torch to observe the nocturnal world of the reef environment, and this can include corals spawning or fluorescing in a spectacular display of light.
Because the evening tours also include a seafood dinner, it is a complete event, involving education, entertainment, relaxation and a the experience of our superb NT cuisine served in either in-house. Or in our coastal garden overlooking Darwin Harbour theatre which has been designed for easy conversion to satisfy a number of roles, either as gallery theatre, or even dining room.
LOCATION Stokes Hill Wharf. only minutes away from Darwin CBD, CONTACT Ph 08 89811294 – www.indopacificmarine.com.au

Outer Darwin Attractions - Majestic Orchids MAJESTIC ORCHIDS

Australia’s largest tropical orchid farm has over 300,000 blooms covering two hectares. An air-conditioned bus tours the rows of stunning orchids while the farm’s owner gives a running commentary. LOCATION: Darwin River Road, Darwin River. Open Mon-Fri: 8am -5pm. CONTACT Ph 08 8988 6644

Jumping Crocodile Cruises
Adelaide River Queen jumping crocodile cruises ADELAIDE RIVER QUEEN CRUISES

JUMPING CROCODILE CRUISES. View jumping crocodiles in the wild, on a one-and-a-half hour tour and entertains its passengers with a display of crocodile feeding. Crocodiles have learned to jump out of the river for their supper in a bizarre display of animal behaviour. 4 Cruises everyday. LOCATION Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo (Adelaide River Bridge). CONTACT Ph 08 89888144.

Windows on the Wetlands
Windows on the Wetlands WINDOWS ON THE WETLANDS VISITOR CENTER

The Visitor Centre provides an introduction to the northern coastal wetlands. There are interactive displays about the ecological processes that occur in the wetlands, seasonal changes and the problems of feral animals and weeds. Touch screen computers help you find detailed information on the area. From the top floor of the Visitor Centre you can enjoy the suburb views across the floodplain’s. Open daily 7.30 am to 7.30 pm. CONTACT Ph 08 8988 8188

Darwin Wharf Precinct
Darwin Wharf Precinct DARWIN WHARF PRECINCT

The Darwin Wharf Precinct is a bustling, multi-use waterside area where commercial and public activities intermingle. The wharf plays host to visiting cruise ships and naval vessels and is also home to shops, a restaurant, alfresco eateries open from 11am to 3 pm and them from 5 pm to 9 pm daily (with live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings), a function centre, pearling and marine exhibitions and historic WWII sites. There are historic walking trails around Stokes Hill Wharf to stroll along. A ‘Survivors lookout’, the WWII tunnels (an organised tour), steam pump house and helicipter flights. CONTACT Ph 08 89814268 LOCATION Stokes Hill Wharf five minuted from the CBD.

Cruise Ship Function Center CRUISE SHIP FUNCTION CENTER

Air-conditioned conference-style seating for up to 400 is available, with bar facilities, food service area, disabled access and washroom amenities. A shaded timber balcony adjoins the main conference area, making it the perfect place to enjoy the panoramic harbour views. The Cruise Ship Facility is located just five minutes drive from the CBD and all major city hotels. Transport is readily available via taxi, shuttle bus or hire car to and from the venue. There is ample space adjacent to the building for coach drop off/pick up. Location on Stokes Hill Wharf, and is part of the historical Darwin Wharf Precinct area. CONTACT Ph 08 89814268

Gunn Alley Gold Mining GUNN ALLEY GOLD MINING

Gunn Alley Pine creek. On a visit to Gun Alley Gold Mine you can get an account of the gold rush days and see a range of old machinery on display. Earl Gano at the Gun Alley Gold Mine is originally from Alberta, Canada. He is an ex-Buffalo hunter and ranger. For $5 Earl will entertain you with yarns and take you through the town’s history, shows you how to pan for gold (with results) as well as demonstrate his lovingly restored, 19th century steam battery. Outdoor activities available in the area include bushwalking, canoeing and sightseeing. CONTACT Ph 08 89761221

Barramundi Fishing Park BARRAMUNDI FISHING PARK

Catching a Barramundi is something many people come to the Territory to experience…well now it’s easy. The Barramundi Fishing Park has a billabong stocked with over 3,000 barramundi and is only 30 minutes from Darwin. Join professional guides for a Top End barramundi fishing experience. No experience is required and catching a fish is guaranteed. The park supports an environmentally friendly catch and release program, and all tackle is provided. They will even pick you up in airconditioned comfort from your accommodation and after the fishing, they will turn your fresh catch into a great barramundi barbecue. Even if you do not feel like fishing, it is worth joining the tour just for the barbecued dinner. This option is available at a reduced price. Children up to 12 years can enjoy their fishing experience for half price. LOCATION Bowhunter Rd Howard Springs. CONTACT Ph 0417 863 468

DARWIN SKI CLUB - NT Water Ski Association DARWIN SKI CLUB – NT Water Ski Association

The Darwin Ski Club is one of the NT’s oldest and particularly beautiful sports clubs. Members and bona fide guests are invited to enjoy meals from the kitchen (1200-2100) and the bar open from 1200 every day! Enjoy a cold drink from our Bali Bar whilst sitting on our vast lawns right on the beach and have a dip in the pool to cool off on those hot days. Also, when we get rain – you get happy hour – the club is a great venue all year round! LOCATION The Darwin Ski Club is located at the end of Conacher St in Fannie Bay, next to the Darwin Museum. CONTACT Ph 89816630 – Mob 0419805486 – Fax 89810039 – Email

Sea Cat Ferries and Charters SEA CAT FERRIES AND CHARTERS

Take a trip across Darwin harbour to Mandorah on a Sea Cat Ferry. LOCATION Cullen Bay. CONTACT Ph 08 89411991

The Lost City in Litchfield National Park

More Information on the Lost City

The Lost City in Litchfield Park THE LOST CITY

The Lost City : The Lost City is a series of stark, haunting, fantastically-shaped sandstone towers creating rock formations found in Litchfield National Park. These impressive freestanding sandstone blocks and pillar formations bring to mind the ruins of a long-forgotten civilisation. Together with stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, this is a truly beautiful destination found just south of Darwin. Contact 08 8976 0292 – Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours. Possible closures between November and April.

The deckchair Cinema Darwin
The Deckchair Cinema in Darwin THE DECKCHAIR CINEMA

The deckchair cinema in the city is a unique outdoor cinema under the stars. The cinema overlooks Darwin harbor with the lights from anchored and passing ships creating a stunning backdrop. Come early and enjoy an evening sunset picnic before relaxing back with a bottle or glass or wine or a snack from their kiosk. The box office and kiosk open at 6.30pm every night. There are 250 deckchairs as well as about 100 straight-backed seats. Some cushions are supplied, but bring your own for extra comfort. Operating months are April to November. LOCATION Deckchair Cinema is accessible via the walkway from the Esplanade. This path has recently been upgraded and is well lit before and after each screening. The cinema is also accessible from the end of Kitchener Drive, in the Wharf Precinct. There is plenty of parking available. Program Information: 08 8981 0700 CONTACT 08 8941 4377 or 08 8981 9755