Darwin is a paradise packed full of affordable and family-friendly activities, if you know where to look. From swimming and drinking in the sights, to appreciating the local wildlife, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
We list some of the top activities below to help convince you Darwin is the place to be.
Say g’day to a croc
If your kids aren’t squeamish, they’ll absolutely love getting up close and personal with the Top End’s iconic salt-water crocodile over at Crocodylus Park or Crocosaurus Cove. Make sure you also stick around for feeding time to enjoy this explosive experience.
With a location as hot as Darwin, the whole family will soon be looking for a place to cool off. Head on over to the Wave Lagoon near the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, and have a dip in the artificial wave pool. There are also shallow pool areas for small children, and a patrolled recreational saltwater lagoon too.
Hand feed the fish
We’re sure your kids will get a thrill out of hand feeding the very friendly fish that like to gather at Doctors Gully. For as long as people can remember, hundreds of barramundi, mullet, stingrays and moonfish immerge at high tide for the feeding frenzy.
Delve into the botanic gardens
Make a lazy loop around the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and drink in the sights, sounds and smells of this natural slice of heaven. Your little ones will just adore the tree house available to explore, and you’ll be sure to appreciate the tropical orchards and charming little café made from an old church.
Experience the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
If you find yourself in Darwin during the dry season (May – October), then you simply can’t miss the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Running on Thursdays and Sundays, this pop-up attraction boasts over 60 stalls selling cuisines from the world over. Enjoy your grub on the beach and watch as the sun dips below the ocean horizon.
Hire a rental car to truly explore the outback
Darwin is a gateway to a myriad of stunning driving journeys, from Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park, all the way down to Alice Springs and Uluru. View the wide selection of vehicles available with Ace Rental Cars and experience the outback the way it was supposed to be – on the great open road.
Otherwise, feel free to contact our team on 0800 502 277 for any questions.