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Darwin
As the Northern Territory’s thriving capital, Darwin attracts travellers from all around the globe for its outdoor, tropical lifestyle. With waterfront dining, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences and access to the Tiwi Islands all within a few minutes of the city centre, there’s enough to do to fill a weekend or a week.

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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated in a tropical garden, the museum also houses... more Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated in a tropical garden, the museum also houses Aboriginal, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Defence of Darwin Experience
Defence of Darwin Experience
Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World... more Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history. The Defence of Darwin Experience opened on 18 February 2012, which was in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide visitor with an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience which extends beyond the physical walls of the precinct 'hub'. The Defence of Darwin Experience is fully airconditioned inlcuding a gift shop and cafe. The Darwin Military Museum is only a step outside of the Defence of Darwin Experience, providing visitors with a different experience: artillery pieces; vehicles, uniforms, firearms, models and paintings and much more. The Darwin Military Museum is the original military museum which was established from the 1960s by the Royal Australian Association of the Northern Territory. The Darwin Military Museum is continuing to expand by adding more exhibitions to further educate visitors of Northern Australia involvement in WWII. Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Military Museum has formed a large World War II precinct at East Point. Visitors can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Mindil Beach
Mindil Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Wave Lagoon
Wave Lagoon
Owner description: One of the Waterfront's coolest attractions is the Wave Lagoon: a palm-fringed swimming pool that turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding bucket of fun when the waves roll in... more Owner description: One of the Waterfront's coolest attractions is the Wave Lagoon: a palm-fringed swimming pool that turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding bucket of fun when the waves roll in every 20 minutes. The fully patrolled Wave Lagoon is two metres at its deepest point and slopes to a shallow area of still water, perfect for families. Bring your book: there are plenty of banana lounges, beach umbrellas and shady patches of lawn. Aqua Zumba classes every Sunday from 9am are a HUGE hit with tourists and locals alike. less
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Berry Springs Nature Park
Berry Springs Nature Park
Owner description: Berry Springs Nature Park, is a great location close to Darwin where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and a BBQ. A great place to unwind after spending a day at the Territory... more Owner description: Berry Springs Nature Park, is a great location close to Darwin where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and a BBQ. A great place to unwind after spending a day at the Territory Wildlife Park. Please check our website for access to swimming. During the wet season, October-April, the pools may be closed when swimming is considered to be unsafe. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pee Wee's At The Point
Pee Wee's At The Point
Ranked #1 of 341 Restaurants in Darwin
Price: US$ 19 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lazy Susans Eating House
Lazy Susans Eating House
Ranked #2 of 341 Restaurants in Darwin
Price: US$ 9 - US$ 29
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Laneway Specialty Coffee
Laneway Specialty Coffee
Ranked #3 of 341 Restaurants in Darwin
Price: US$ 6 - US$ 17
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Moorish Cafe
Moorish Cafe
Ranked #4 of 341 Restaurants in Darwin
Price: US$ 12 - US$ 42
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kurt's Cakes
Kurt's Cakes
Ranked #5 of 341 Restaurants in Darwin
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Darwin Central Hotel
4.0 of 5
Darwin Central Hotel
US$ 74 - US$ 177 (A$ 97 - A$ 232)
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
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Palms City Resort
3.5 of 5
Palms City Resort
US$ 59 - US$ 159 (A$ 77 - A$ 209)
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
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Oaks Elan Darwin
4.0 of 5
Oaks Elan Darwin
US$ 65 - US$ 231
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites
4.5 of 5
Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites
US$ 165 - US$ 327 (A$ 217 - A$ 429)
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Argus Apartments Darwin
4.5 of 5
Argus Apartments Darwin
US$ 140 - US$ 483 (A$ 184 - A$ 634)
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Quest Parap
4.5 of 5
Quest Parap
US$ 102 - US$ 143 (A$ 134 - A$ 188)
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Darwin Executive Suites & FREE CAR
4.5 of 5
Darwin Executive Suites & FREE CAR
US$ 185 - US$ 417 (A$ 243 - A$ 547)
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Mantra on the Esplanade
4.5 of 5
Mantra on the Esplanade
US$ 103 - US$ 270
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
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Mantra Pandanas
4.5 of 5
Mantra Pandanas
US$ 94 - US$ 260
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Darwin
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