Darwin – The Perfect Base to Explore the Top End
A visit to Darwin is a chance to experience an attractive blend of diverse cultural heritage and laid-back lifestyle – compacted into a breezy, tropical setting.
Darwin is also the perfect staging post for adventurous forays into nature where you will discover a region full of gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures.
Discover Darwin eco tours that will take you off into the wetlands and wildlife of Kakadu National Park. Sail across the harbour from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands or travel south to Katherine where the outback meets the tropics. Be even more adventurous and step back in time and discover Arnhem Land where aboriginal culture lives on strong.
- Kakadu National Park – visit Australia’ largest national park over 3 or 4 days
- Litchfield National Park – close to Darwin and the perfect day tour
- East Arnhem Land Expeditions – Wild, Spiritual and Remote
- Looking for big adventure? Start a guided overland tour to Uluru, Broome or even Perth
- The buzzing Mindil Markets are nestled on the strip overlooking Mindil Beach running from May to October
- Very close to the city is Charles Darwin National Park. This is a great place for birdwatching
- Witness rare Flatback & Olive Ridley turtles laying eggs with Turtle Tracks between May & September
- Wet Season runs November to April and may mean some national park roads and highlights are unaccessible. Tour companies do have wet season itineraries in place
- Dry Season is the best time to visit (May to October) with July and August being peak season so make sure you book well in advance