Australia is a highly popular destination for people around the world and Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast are among tourists’ favourites. However, that is not all there is to it. Not many people know about Darwin in the Northern Territory, a place considered the last frontier of Australia and where you can get the closest to the wildlife. If you’re looking for outdoor adventures and you’re looking to run away from the city rush, Darwin is the place for you. Here are 7 things you can do in Darwin.
1. Visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
As one of the few wetlands in the lower Adelaide River, this reserve attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife, including snakes like the water python and death adder. The Fogg Dam Reserve has a raised observation platform and there are also a few walking tracks which allow people to get close to the Mother Nature.
2. Day Tours to National Parks
Spend a day to explore fantastic places like Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Go for a walk, cool off with a swim, be close to the wildlife, spot birds in their natural habitat. There is also the possibility to go for a all night hike if you want to become one with the nature.
3. Crocosaurus Cove
Located in the heart of Darwin city, Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique-up-close experience of facing Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles. The famous Cage of Death is the only cage in the world that brings you face to face with some of the largest specimen of saltwater crocodiles. An ultimate urban wildlife experience waits for everyone who travels to Darwin, Australia.
4. Fishing Barramundi
Fishing Barramundi is one of the locals’ favourite things to do so why not grab a friend and have a very relaxing morning under Australia blue sky while waiting for the fish to bite. Barramundi’s native waters span from Northern Australia up to Southeast Asia and all the way west to the coastal of India and Sri Lanka.
5. Relax at Wildman Wilderness Lodge
Located in the Mary River wetlands area, half way between Darwin and Kakadu National Park, this lodge is perfect for those seeking and adventure in the wild without compromising on the modern lodging standards. This high quality safari lodge features a variety of touring options and cruising on the Mary River, combining the experience of a remote and isolated experience with all the modern comforts of great accommodation.
6. Learn about indigenous people
One of the must-do things while in Australia is learn more about indigenous people and culture. There are tours like Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour, meant to present the rich culture and amazing landscape of the lands of Limilngan and Wulna, just 45 minutes from Darwin. Because Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours is owned by aboriginals, the delivered experience is 100% authentic.
7. Crocodile Jumping Cruise
Beside the famous natural parks and fishing, Darwin is perhaps best known for crocodiles. Australia is known for the beautiful wildlife and there aren’t few those who visit this country looking to see crocodiles up close. The Crocodile Jumping Cruises offers the unique experience of seeing these beautiful predators in action. The crews are well trained and equipped so there isn’t really such a dangerous experience as it is spectacular.