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Ranked #1 of 54 attractions in Darwin
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Category: Museums
Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was... more » Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history. The Defence of Darwin Experience opened on 18 February 2012, which was in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide visitor with an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience which extends beyond the physical walls of the precinct 'hub'. The Defence of Darwin Experience is fully airconditioned inlcuding a gift shop and cafe. The Darwin Military Museum is only a step outside of the Defence of Darwin Experience, providing visitors with a different experience: artillery pieces; vehicles, uniforms, firearms, models and paintings and much more. The Darwin Military Museum is the original military museum which was established from the 1960s by the Royal Australian Association of the Northern Territory. The Darwin Military Museum is continuing to expand by adding more exhibitions to further educate visitors of Northern Australia involvement in WWII. Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Military Museum has formed a large World War II precinct at East Point. Visitors can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities. « less
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Ranked #2 of 54 attractions in Darwin
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated... more » Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated in a tropical garden, the museum also houses Aboriginal, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art. « less
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Ranked #3 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic... more » Owner description: On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm. « less
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Ranked #4 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and... more » Owner description: A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin. « less
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Ranked #5 of 54 attractions in Darwin
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Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Berry Springs Nature Park, is a great location close to Darwin where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and a BBQ. A great place... more » Owner description: Berry Springs Nature Park, is a great location close to Darwin where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and a BBQ. A great place to unwind after spending a day at the Territory Wildlife Park. Please check our website for access to swimming. During the wet season, October-April, the pools may be closed when swimming is considered to be unsafe. « less
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Ranked #7 of 54 attractions in Darwin
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Ranked #8 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Reservations; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of massive saltwater crocodiles, crocodile hatchlings,... more » Owner description: Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of massive saltwater crocodiles, crocodile hatchlings, juveniles as well as being home to the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the famous Cage of Death. The Cage of Death is the only cage in the world that brings you face to face with some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in captivity. Remember to bring your bathers and ‘Swim with the Crocs’ in our unique swimming area that allows you to get up close to our very active juveniles. Don’t miss the chance to feed these hungry juveniles as part of our latest attraction, "fishing for crocs" ...this is a photo opportunity not to be missed. Meet the reptiles and learn more about the Top End’s unique and favourite critters such as Western Bearded Dragons and Olive Pythons. Check out the barramundi in our 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium and don’t forget our gorgeous top end turtle enclosure. All this and a daily program of fun & interactive reptile activities await you at Crocosaurus Cove, in the heart of Darwin City. « less
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Ranked #12 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Northern Territory Library is the Territory’s answer to a State Library. Located in Darwin, our iconic building offers... more » Owner description: Northern Territory Library is the Territory’s answer to a State Library. Located in Darwin, our iconic building offers library users a cool, comfortable space to learn and relax.We provide free internet and information technology to heighten the tourist experience, increasing their knowledge about the Northern Territory, its attractions, history and culture. NT Library staff are knowledgeable about all aspects of the Territory and always ready and willing to assist library users with their research and IT needs. « less
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Ranked #15 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: The 283 hectare Park is on the doorstep of Palmerston and a short drive from Darwin and is a small patch of preserved natural... more » Owner description: The 283 hectare Park is on the doorstep of Palmerston and a short drive from Darwin and is a small patch of preserved natural bushland in an area of high development. Howard Springs Nature Park is a place where visitors can walk, relax, explore and cool off close to Darwin. It is maintained as bushland oasis for families to 'get outdoors', enjoy picnics and barbeques, get close to local wildlife and aquatic wildlife, such as barramundi and turtles. « less
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Ranked #18 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Aquariums
Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by onlookers.
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Ranked #20 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems... more » Owner description: Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features and biodiversity of the coral reefs that are in our Darwin waters.Indo Pacific Marine has become the longest established man made facility in the NT and has received industry recognition for its excellene over many years, in areas of conservation, eco tourism and education. « less
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Ranked #25 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Tours; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #27 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Art Galleries; Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: A beautiful Aboriginal Art Gallery in the centre of Darwin featuring artworks from the Utopia region of Central Australia as... more » Owner description: A beautiful Aboriginal Art Gallery in the centre of Darwin featuring artworks from the Utopia region of Central Australia as well as Top End art. You will also find the Utopia Giftware range of souvenirs as well as jewellery and other treasures. Come and browse through our art and crafts in airconditioned comfort! « less
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Ranked #30 of 54 attractions in Darwin
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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