Darwin City Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Darwin City Area
The city which is consistently noted for its tropical climate, blue skies and gentle sea breeze is a fusion of food, history, attractions, events, activities and culture. Roam around Darwin CBD's open, wide streets peppered with famous historical landmarks. Enjoy a serene afternoon stroll at its leafy parks or relish in fine culinary delights at one of its many waterfront restaurants.
Head down to the city's shopping hub Smith Street Mall, enclosed by tall modern constructions which have replaced the old colonial buildings, for things to do to empty your purse quickly. Shop for Aboriginal art, handmade jewellery or relax at the trendy Four Birds Cafe. As you tuck into their ricotta cheese, honey and cinnamon Panini toast, gulp down a smooth and creamy latte or two. On the opposite side is Darwin's oldest pub, The Victoria Hotel. Although it's more an all-round backpacker entertainment venue, who doesn't love a good ol' beer enjoyed in footy shorts and double pluggers? Stroll down Smith Street, past its souvenir and Aboriginal art shops. At the end of Smith Street is Darwin's premier venue, Browns Mart hosting: theatre performance, intimate banks, workshops and events. Start your weekend with free live music on Blue Bar Fridays, in the courtyard of Browns Mart.
Just down the road from Smith Street lie Darwin Entertainment Centre and Crocodylus Park on Mitchell Street for a jam packed weekend. History buffs will be impressed by the rich Naval and World War II history etched into this cosmopolitan city. The World War II hand-carved oil storage tunnels feature photographic displays of Darwin during WWII and are a sight to experience.
Soak up the mild weather and gentle sea breeze as you discover the city's many attractions. Trace its colourful history and vibrant energy which imbues the Darwin CBD and see what's on in the far North.