Not Dog Friendly
Near Darwin Caravan Park
Distance from park: 600 m
From the WWII Spitfire to a gigantic B52, this centre boasts an impressive presentation of aircraft and displays depicting the NT’s longstanding involvement in aviation. One of the major aviation museums in Australia and one of Darwin’s must-see attractions. The massive B-52 bomber is on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, one of only two on public display outside the USA.
Distance from park: 10km
This $32 million, three story venture in the heart of Darwin occupies almost an entire city block. See iconic Top End Saltwater Crocodiles from three months to 80 years old in eight purpose-built displays viewable from all three levels. Bring your bathers and “swim with the crocs”, smile for the camera while holding a baby Saltwater Crocodile and check out Barramundi, Sawfish and Whip rays in our 200,000 litre fresh water aquarium.
9 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Darwin's 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more is back in 2018. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, delicious food and free performances at the heart of the arts - Festival Park - and various venues across Darwin.
Distance from park: 11 km
The Darwin Military Museum (DMM) was founded in the mid 1960s by Lieutenant Colonel Jack Haydon and members of the Northern Territory branch of the Royal Australian Artillery Association. The Association, throughout it's numerous contacts, soon started accumulating war memorabilia from all over the Territory, other parts of Australia and internationally. Since then, several notable local collectors have also contributed greatly to the museum’s exhibits including the newest The Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE).
Distance from park: 10km
As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in tow. Food is the main attraction ? Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian to Brazilian, Greek, Portuguese and more. Colourful arts and crafts vendors peddle their wares - handmade jewellery, natural remedies, artistic creations and unique fashion statements. Shop till you drop, catch a fire show, stop for a massage or be entertained by buskers, bands and talented performers as you wind your way through the palm lined boulevards of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. * BYO, no smoking, no pets
Distance from park: 143km
Internationally recognised on the World Heritage List, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. Covering almost 20,000 square kilometres, make sure to have your camera ready to capture the truly spectacular scenery.
Distance from park: 107km
A hidden treasure of Australia’s Top End, Litchfield National Park is home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools. Make sure to take a dip in the refreshing waters before visiting the iconic termite mounds and weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.
Distance from park: 284km
The sheer size and majestic beauty of the Mitmiluk Gorge is not to be missed. Located on the lands of the Jawoyn people, hike, canoe or cruise to the many rock art sites dotted throughout the park.
Distance from park: 12km
Two Iconic Territory Stories - Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day. Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942. An act of aggression unparalleled on Australian soil that brought destruction to the city of Darwin. See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as this facility brings history to life