If you’re looking for fun things to do in Darwin that get you well away from the normal routine, you’re in the right place. The Northern Territory capital has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike, so whether you’re planning your Darwin holiday itinerary or just seeing what’s on offer to liven up a weekend or holiday period, we can help.
There’s a significant emphasis on Aborginal culture in Darwin, and the Larrakia people are the traditional custodians of the land. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about its interesting history during your time there.
As anyone with any knowledge of the place will mention, Darwin’s climate is worth noting, as it has distinct wet and dry seasons. With our range of experiences, you’re sure to find something you’ll want to try. So take a look through the site, to see the full selection, or use the filters to narrow down the selection by price range.
When is the best time to visit Darwin?
May to September is the dry season and almost every day is sunny during this period, the wet season (and most of the city’s rainfall occurs between December and March). The most popular time for tourists to visit Darwin is typically April to September.
What are the best things to do in Darwin?
To give you a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of the most exciting things to do in Darwin for your attention, so see which ones you like the sound of.
See the wildlife
Darwin is well known for its crocodiles, but visitors are generally advised to keep a good distance between themselves and these magnificent (but deadly) creatures. Not so, with the Swim with Crocodiles in the Cage of Death experience. This unique attraction gives you a unique, up close and personal view of giant saltwater crocs underwater. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to view them from the safety of an acrylic cage, but it’s still sure to get your adrenaline pumping, making it a real must for anyone adventure lover. Do you dare?
Staying on the crocodile theme at Crocosaurus Cove, you can also go behind the scenes for a Crocodile Feeding Experience. Looking down their jaws at feeding time is an experience you’re sure to never forget and this option includes entry to the attraction in general.
Of course, Darwin is blessed with plenty of natural scenery in the areas surrounding it. The full-day Wetland Wildlife Cruise is a great way to get out and see it. You’ll travel to the stunning Corroboree Billabong, where you’ll enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise with plenty of wildlife to look out for. With interesting commentary from an experienced tour provider, you’re sure to learn a lot and have plenty of fun along the way.
For a once-in-a-lifetime day out that’s uniquely Australian, how about the Ultimate Outback Tour? Featuring airboats, cruise vessels and floatplanes this is an adventurous tour that has it all. Touch down on Sweet Lagoon in a floatplane, cruise to take it all in, see the rainforest by airboat and swim in the pool in a croc-safe cage. With plenty of wildlife and amazing Northern Territory scenery, you won’t want to forget your camera for this one.
Get the best view of Darwin
Up for an adventure with the best view of Darwin and surrounds? Take a helicopter ride and you’ll get incredible panoramic views of the whole city, as well as the impressive Charles Darwin National Park. Your pilot will be on hand to provide an interesting commentary and point out the key sights.
Get behind the wheel
Got a need for speed? Head on over to Hidden Valley Racetrack for a range of awesome V8 driving and hot laps experiences. Choose the number of laps that suits you and head around the track for a drive you’ll never forget. This is as close to the real deal as you can get, with powerful 450hp V8 race cars and pro drivers/instructors in the car with you.
Book experiences in Darwin and across Australia
With our range of adventures in Darwin and across Australia we have everything you need for a great day out. From bucket list thrills to fun family days out, there’s something for everyone.