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$79* and up
Ranked #1 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: National Parks; Scenic Drives
Owner description: Originally home to the Aboriginal Wagait people, this national park's major attractions are its monsoon rainforest,... more » Owner description: Originally home to the Aboriginal Wagait people, this national park's major attractions are its monsoon rainforest, magnificent streams and waterfalls, and historic ruins. « less
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Katherine Gorge (Katherine)
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$187* and up
Ranked #2 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
Owner description: A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River draws thousands of visitors to the Jawoyn-owned Nitmiluk... more » Owner description: A deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River draws thousands of visitors to the Jawoyn-owned Nitmiluk National Park each year. Distinctive dissected sandstone country features above the gorge, lush rainforest gullies inhabit giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meander through both the high and the low country. Enjoy a boat tour, helicopter flight, various walks, camping and canoeing. Leliyn (Edith Falls) is also a great attraction within the Park. « less
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Ranked #3 of 89 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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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$61* and up
Ranked #4 of 89 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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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Nourlangie (Kakadu National Park)
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$450* and up
Ranked #5 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The Nourlangie Area features stunning rock art galleries and impressive views from Gunwarddehwardde lookout of Kakadu's... more » Owner description: The Nourlangie Area features stunning rock art galleries and impressive views from Gunwarddehwardde lookout of Kakadu's escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.During the dry season you can learn more about the park's ancient heritage from ranger talks at the galleries, or enjoy a walk and relaxing picnic at Anbangbang Billabong. « less
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Ranked #6 of 89 attractions in Top End
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 #7 of 89 attractions in Top End
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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Wave Lagoon (Darwin)
Ranked #8 of 89 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #9 of 89 attractions in Top End
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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Maguk Gorge (Kakadu National Park)
Ranked #10 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Mindil Beach (Darwin)
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Ranked #11 of 89 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Edith Falls (Katherine)
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$187* and up
Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Reservations; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Jim Jim Falls (Kakadu National Park)
Ranked #16 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Waterfalls; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area... more » Owner description: Spectacular all year - see this area from the ground in the dry season, and from the air in the wet season.The Jim Jim Area is only accessible by 4WD during the dry season. Visitors can explore the spectacular and challenging walks or take a boat shuttle ride to Twin Falls over crystal clear waters (charges apply). Scenic flights are also very popular, and allow visitors to see the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, which are in full flow only during the wet season « less
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$187* and up
Ranked #17 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
A cruise on the Katherine River will give you a great overview of this national park, made up of 13 sandstone gorges
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Ranked #18 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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$28* and up
Ranked #19 of 89 attractions in Top End
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 #20 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Top Didj & Art Gallery offers a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Manual Pamkal, winner of the Tourism NT Brolga award... more » Owner description: Top Didj & Art Gallery offers a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Manual Pamkal, winner of the Tourism NT Brolga award in 2013, for outstanding interpretive guide, is happy to pass on his traditions from Aboriginal contemporary life after playing a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual will teach you the fine art of Rarrk Painting and give you the chance to paint your own masterpiece using a special brush made from a reed called Julk. This fantastic 2 1/2 hour interpretive experience will provide many hands on activities such as: Learning about indigenous culture and art Paint a piece of Indigenous artwork Learn fire lighting skills Learning how to throw a spear using a woomera Get to hold or feed baby wallabies View and purchase some of the best Aboriginal art and didgeridoos in the Northern Territory « less
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Ranked #23 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provide havens for wildlife... more » Owner description: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provide havens for wildlife in Darwin's developing rural fringe. One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round. Enjoy the many walks and viewing areas. Fogg Dam is 70 kilometres east of Darwin. Camping, swimming and fishing are NOT permitted « less
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Bitter Springs (Mataranka)
Ranked #26 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 89 attractions in Top End
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 #28 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Anbangbang Billabong (Kakadu National Park)
Ranked #29 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: During the sry season only. A billabong, paperbark swamps, fringing woodlands and sandstone plateau scrub feature along the... more » Owner description: During the sry season only. A billabong, paperbark swamps, fringing woodlands and sandstone plateau scrub feature along the Anbangbang Billabong and Nawurlandja lookout walks.Follow the yellow-tipped posts around Anbangbang Billabong to see lilies, waterbirds and stunning views of Burrunggui (Nourlangie Rock). « less
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Ranked #30 of 89 attractions in Top End
Category: Other
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