Home to less than 120,000 residents, Darwin offers an experience distinct from any of the other capital cities in Australia, characterised by warm weather, rugged surroundings and a significant Indigenous population.
It’s a fair hike from Darwin but Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is one of the nation’s most iconic tourist attractions. It’s well worth the seven-hour flight to see the sandstone rock that is believed to have begun forming 550 million years ago.
Take a snap
The Top End is famous for native saltwater crocodiles and a visit to Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of the city is fascinating. For thrill seekers, the Cage of Death places the participant up close and personal with the gigantic specimen.
Experiencing Indigenous culture in the Northern Territory is truly unique, with a number of guided tours allowing you to participate in spirit festivals, listen to elders recite Dreamtime stories and discover traditional Aboriginal art work.
Cast a line
Fishing anywhere around Darwin is a popular practice for visitors and locals alike. Opt for barefoot spearfishing, board a river cruise to catch freshwater barramundi or take a guided charter in Darwin Harbour.