There’s so much to see and do in the Northern Territory. Plan your trip to the Top End with our suggested itineraries.

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Darwin in one day

Discover the best of Darwin in a day! Our expert planners at Tourism Top End have put together some suggestions to help you make the most of your stay in Darwin.

  • Explore the art, craft and food stalls at one of the many markets.
  • Immerse in the colour, beauty and diversity of the Top End’s indigenious art in the CBD and Parap.
  • Get up close with a crocodile.
  • Watch a spectacular sunset from a beach side restaurant or a café.
  • Relax with a lunch or sunset cruise on the spectacular Darwin Harbour.
  • Take a heritage tour or Aborginal cultural walk to learn about the history of Darwin.
  • View the WWII attractions and learn about Darwin’s war history.
  • Enjoy local seafood at any of the restaurants.
  • Swim in the Waterfront Wave pool and lagoon.
  • Take a nature walk through the East Point Reserve or George Brown Botanic Gardens.
  • Enjoy a night of cinema under the stars at Deckchair Cinema.
  • Get adventurous – hire a bicycle, tandem skydive or do a Segway tour.
  • Experience Darwin from the air with a scenic flight.
  • Hand feed the hundreds of Milk fish that come at high tide.
  • Take a 2 hour ferry ride or 20 minute scenic flight to the Tiwi Islands for a unique and fascinating cultural experience with the Tiwi locals in an art workshop. Join a heritage tour.
  • Visit the Old Mission and the art gallery and see the fascinating carvings and the beautiful Tiwi fabrics.
  • Return to Darwin via ferry or take the short scenic flight.
  • Overnight in Darwin.
  • Join a jumping crocodile cruise at the Adelaide River located just over an hour from Darwin CBD.
  • Capture on camera the amazing saltwater crocodile and the incredible birdlife on a Mary River cruise at the pristine Corroboree Billabong.
  • View the Mary River Region from the lookout at the Window on the Wetlands observatory building.
  • Enjoy bushwalking and bird watching in the natural surrounds of the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
  • Overnight in Darwin.
  • Take the Cox Peninsula Road and check out the famous Bird of Prey show, Ooloo Sandbar and see wildlife in their natural habitat at the internationally renowned Territory Wildlife Park.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the pools at Berry Springs, then explore the area on a quad bike or a buggy.
  • Enjoy a tasty homemade mango ice cream from a farm gate shop.

Darwin and Surrounds – 3 Days

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Tiwi Islands, Wildlife and Wetlands Region, The Peninsula Way.

Day 1

  • Take a 2 hour ferry ride or 20 minute scenic flight to the Tiwi Islands for a unique and fascinating cultural experience with the Tiwi locals in an art workshop. Join a heritage tour.
  • Visit the Old Mission and the art gallery and see the fascinating carvings and the beautiful Tiwi fabrics.
  • Return to Darwin via ferry or take the short scenic flight.
  • Overnight in Darwin.

Day 2

  • Join a jumping crocodile cruise at the Adelaide River located just over an hour from Darwin CBD.
  • Capture on camera the amazing saltwater crocodile and the incredible birdlife on a Mary River cruise at the pristine Corroboree Billabong.
  • View the Mary River Region from the lookout at the Window on the Wetlands observatory building.
  • Enjoy bushwalking and bird watching in the natural surrounds of the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
  • Overnight in Darwin.

Day 3

  • Take the Cox Peninsula Road and check out the famous Bird of Prey show, Ooloo Sandbar and see wildlife in their natural habitat at the internationally renowned Territory Wildlife Park.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the pools at Berry Springs, then explore the area on a quad bike or a buggy.
  • Enjoy a tasty homemade mango ice cream from a farm gate shop.

Whether you are in the city for a short time only, or have plans to explore the Top End at greater length, there is so much of interest to see and do. Talk to our expert planners to customise your itinerary for the Top End. Call 1300 138 886 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.