Darwin is a beautiful tropical city situated on the edge of Darwin Harbour and bordering a number of national parks and reserves, creating a fascinating, diverse mix of culture, people and nature. It is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park, and the isolated Tiwi Islands. The city is also steeped in history with indigenous culture in the region dating back tens of thousands of years. Darwin also felt the full force of World War 2 when it was destroyed in a bombing attack in 1942, and so the city's wartime heritage is remembered at numerous sites across the region. Experience the history on a wartime experience guided tour, explore WWII sites by adventuring on off-road vehicles through a nearby national park, or immerse yourself in the Dreamtime stories and traditions through a number of indigenous cultural experiences on offer.
Darwin Gourmet Tours guides you to the best of Darwin’s food scene with an escorted 3.5-hour easy walking tour. Chefs and staff present tasting plates (degustation) with an emphasis on local produce and Aboriginal bush foods. The rotating roster of restaurants includes Hanuman, Phat Mango, Aboriginal Bush Traders, PepperBerry Restaurant at the Hilton, Little Miss Korea, Moorish, Ruby, Char, Snapper Rocks, Roma Bar, Chow, Bannsang and other top dining places. Coffee, tea and standard soft drinks are included. During the short walk the guide will also show you cultural and historic landmarks and Darwin’s vibrant street artworks, many showcasing futuristic augmented reality.
A fascinating 30 minute scenic flight west of Darwin takes you to the Corroboree Billabong, a wildlife lover's paradise in the heart of the famous Mary River Wetlands. Travelling by scenic helicopter provides a unique aerial perspective, highlighting the lay of the land and allowing a clearer understanding of the seasonal dynamics at play. Through periods of heavy rain and long dry spells, this is an ever-changing but always intriguing landscape. The flight path takes you over a section of the mighty Adelaide River as it snakes its way northwards through the Djukbinj National Park, fed by eight major tributaries and an enormous catchment area greater than 7500 square kilometres. This region has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles anywhere in the world, ranging from 5 up to a staggering 15 crocodiles per kilometre of river, so keep your eye peeled!
With beautiful views of the Top End city, there is no better way to experience Darwin’s renowned sunsets than on board the Charles Darwin. Enjoy a Territory-style dinner with fresh seafood and local produce. This two and a half hour cruise is the perfect way to experience Darwin’s world-famous sunsets.
Today, you will cruise a spectacular, untouched river and witness the iconic saltwater crocodile in action. An experienced crew will teach you about the biology and ecology of these creatures and the Adelaide River they inhabit. Onboard a purpose-built vessel, every seat guarantees a perfect view (no glass!) of the river and banks of Djukbinj National Park as you cruise into the wilds of the Northern Territory. With a focus on your safety and sustainable practices, you will have an unforgettable experience.
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