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Darwin: Things To Do

Updated: December 2021

OVERVIEW

Darwin is an isolated small city at the top end of Australia that manages to combine the remote atmosphere with the tropical setting.

As the capital of the Northern Territory, it punches above it's weight in terms of the number of things to do - the city is home to just 130,000 people - and this is particularly noticeable when considering the wonderous nature that is packaged up nicely in the nearby Kakadu national park and it's lesser known sister park, Litchfield national park.

There are plenty of smaller attractions in the city itself to keep you occupied for a couple of days. If you add on some day trips or an overnight visit to Kakadu, you can easily spend 4 days here.

Take a look at the list below and see what attractions stand out for you so you can start planning what to do on your trip to the NT.

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