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What to see in Darwin

Darwin Attractions

The Tour Tub, an open-air bus, is a good way to tour Darwin and view its major attractions, which include the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Overland Telegraph Museum, Fannie Bay Gaol, the Botanic Gardens, the Australian Pearling Exhibition, and East Point Military Museum. The Deckchair Cinema is a delight for night-time entertainment, and animal-lovers will be fascinated by the enormous Crocodylus Park and Zoo, which is home to more than a thousand crocs and numerous other animals.

The city is a good base from which to explore the surrounding national parks, and although Darwin is a charming place, most visitors spend more time exploring the celebrated landscapes just beyond the city. The most famous of these is the Kakadu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other very popular daytrips from Darwin include visits to Katherine Gorge, Litchfield National Park, and the Corroboree Billabong.

Note that sea swimming, particularly between October and May, is generally unsafe around Darwin because the sea abounds with deadly box jellyfish. Visitors should take note of signposts and warnings on the beaches, and listen to the directives of lifeguards.

Crocodylus Park and Zoo

Housing over three decades of research on Australian crocodiles and a comprehensive crocodile museum, not to mention more than a thousand resident crocodiles, the Crocodylus Park and Zoo is designed…

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Deckchair Cinema

Operated by the Darwin Film Society and completely independent, the Deckchair Cinema is unique in more than one way. Screening mainly films that would otherwise be unavailable to local audiences, the…

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Kakadu National Park

This stunning park, covering almost 12,500 square miles (32,375 sq km) was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage areas in 1984 and is regarded as one of the natural marvels of Australia. The land…

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