Pet Friendly (on request)
In and around Darwin Holiday & Caravan Park
Distance from park: 9km
As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening during April - October, 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.
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.
Distance from park: 3km
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: 11km
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 museums exhibits including the newest The Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE).
Duration: All Day
Test your skills on our Giant Connect 4 or Giant Jenga, see reception for more information.
Distance from park: 11km
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 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.
Donate as much as you can to support Rural Aid
1 Jan 2023
Duration: All day
Grab one of our Discovery Colouring In Books and pencils.