A friend of mine recently asked for some pointers for an upcoming trip with her family to Darwin. My hubby travels to Darwin for work a fair bit (he’s actually there now!) and we love to tag along when we can. Darwin for me is all about the sunshine, heat, laid back vibe and the best sunsets in Australia.

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There are so many things to do in Darwin and these are just a few of my favourites:

1) Visit Crocosaurus Cove. It’s conveniently located in the heart of the city and visitors get an up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles. We’ve visited at least 3 times so far and it never gets old. The set up is very kid and pram friendly which makes it easier to get around. The underwater viewing areas are great and the kids can even hold a baby croc if they want.

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2) Enjoy an ice cold glass of Savvy B and watch the boats go by at Cullen Bay. Some of Darwin’s finest restaurants are located here and it’s the perfect spot to catch a beautiful Darwin sunset.

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3) Darwin waterfront is where all the action is. There is so much to do! You can cool off in the protected recreation lagoon and the kids love the Wave lagoon. The lagoon is patrolled by lifeguards and is a great way to spend a hot Darwin afternoon. With plenty of restaurants, retail outlets and a movie cinema you will definitely be entertained.

There is often free entertainment on the weekends and plenty of events so make sure you check out their website to plan your next visit: http://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au

For the history nuts there is also a heritage and cultural trail that retraces the steps of early settlers. The trail provides an inspirational journey through Darwin’s maritime history, Larrakia sacred sites, oil storage tunnels and the site where the first Japanese bomb fell in 1942.

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We will be heading to Darwin in the next couple of months and I can’t wait to explore some more. We are hoping to get to Lichfield falls and Kakadu – looking forward to that adventure!!

Please feel free to comment with your favourite things and I’ll add them to our to do list for our next trip 🙂