Top Five Tourist Places in Darwin

JiVie, 2013-08-09


Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is located on the Timor Sea, Darwin becomes the largest city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, with a population more than 136000 people. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End’s regional centre. Darwin was known also as a pioneer outpost.

The top five tourist places in Darwin are:

  •  Crocosaurus Cove

Tourists may close to nature’s most fearsome creatures at Crocosaurus Cove. They can feed some of the world’s biggest saltwater crocodiles, take a selfie with a baby croc and be lowered into the water with the prehistoric reptiles in the “Cage of Death”. Many tourists can see sawfish, barramundi, archer fish and whiprays in the freshwater aquarium. Tourist also do not miss the Turtle Enclosure and Reptile House.

  • Territory Wildlife Park

Tourists may find the incredible variety of wildlife in the Top End. The Territory Wildlife Park, a 45-minute drive south of Darwin, is the place to see dingos and more of attractions. A train runs between the attractions, which include a walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, aquarium, billabong, goose lagoon, and monsoon forest walk. The Flight Deck bird show is a highlight.

  • The Mary River Wetlands

Can the tourists imagine a more Australian name than Corroboree Billabong? This is the starting point for their two-and-a-half-hour cruise of the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. The boat will get the tourists close enough to fill their camera’s memory stick and the expert commentary will have the tourists on the edge of their seat. For those who want to stay in the area longer to wander the bush tracts, go birdwatching and catch a fish try the Mary River Wilderness Retreat with accommodation options that range from budget to deluxe.

  • Birdwatching in the Mangroves

The tourist may follow this half-day tour that takes in a monsoon forest, rocky coastline, savannah woodland and a two-kilometre walk through mangroves and along a boardwalk to the mudflats. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off at tourists accommodation and the use of binoculars and spotting scopes to help them see exotic species like honeyeaters, kingfishers, flycatchers, finches, cockatoos and drongos.

  •  Natural Wonders at Litchfield National Park

The tourists may head into the heart of Australia on a day tour filled with adventure and discovery. They can see the rich greenery of Litchfield and explore towering termite mounds, swim near cascading waterfalls and take a boat ride on the Adelaide River to spot huge crocodiles. They may relax afterwards and watch the sunset over prawns and sparkling wine before they return to their accommodation.


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