Have a great day out in Darwin
The Northern Territory is a beautiful part of Australia, full of stunning scenery and interesting things to see and do.
Darwin, the region's capital, is one of the biggest jewels in its crown.
If you've ever wondered what there is to do on a holiday in Darwin, look no further.
Head to the waterfront
Darwin is home to a gorgeous revitalised waterfront district, brimming with cafes, restaurants, bars, shops - and plenty of lovely scenery.
Whether you're looking for a meal, want to relax in the water, or take a walk past some stunning properties, the waterfront is the perfect place to do it.
Set up camp along the shore, wander one of the pedestrian pathways or hop on a bike and ride along a trail. There area is always full of families enjoying a day out and there are always plenty of fitness enthusiasts power-walking or jogging along the way, making it a great social meeting point.
Visit Mindil Beach Sunset Market
This market is open between May and October with the theme of delicious Asian and Pacific flavours. From coconut milk to spicy satay dishes, you can grab yourself a delicious meal and dessert.
Darwin is known for its diversity, with Aboriginal, Pacific, Thai, Indonesian, European and Chinese cultures calling the city home, and influencing the array of cuisine on offer.
Give some new tastes a try in the gorgeous tropical environment as the sun starts to set. You can even sample some truly exotic flavours, including crocodile and buffalo! Follow it all up with a tasty sweet treat such as crepes or rice cake.
The markets aren't just home to sensational flavours, however. There are also plenty of great arts and crafts on offer, so if you're looking for a new outfit, piece of art or trinket, you'll be spoilt for choice. All the while, musicians and performers will provide the perfect soundtrack to your evening.
"Whether you're looking for a meal, want to relax in the water, or take a walk past some stunning properties, the Darwin waterfront is the perfect place to do it."
Litchfield National Park
This stunning park is less than two hours' drive south of Darwin and is well worth a visit. Drive yourself or jump aboard a tour to the destination, which features awe-inspiring scenery such as waterfalls, forest and pools.
There are a number of major attractions to see within the park, such as the Tabletop Range. This is a sandstone plateau home to a number of thundering waterfalls. Try one of the walking tracks around this unique landscape.
The park is also home to the world-renowned magnetic termite mounds. Hundreds upon hundreds of these structures stand around two metres tall in one of nature's most unique phenomena.
When it comes to the many pools and water holes you'll see in Litchfield National Park, be sure to obey any warnings related to entering the water or swimming - crocodiles are known to frequent this park!
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Darwin is full of history and culture, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) puts it on show for you to discover.
This facility brings together the best of all things arty, historical and cultural, incorporating fascinating natural history along the way.
Discover the region's Aboriginal culture through visual art, and see how Darwin has been influenced by Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Exciting new exhibitions are always making their way to MAGNT, so whenever you're in town you can expect something new and interesting.
When you travel to Darwin, stay somewhere central to it all with Mantra on the Esplanade or Mantra Pandanas. Stay in a hotel room, studio apartment, or a one or two bedroom apartment in the heart of Darwin's CBD to enjoy what this magical city has to offer.