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#1 of 76 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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#2 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Movie Theaters
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Katherine Gorge (Katherine)
#3 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Hiking Trails; Geologic Formations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#4 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Specialty 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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Nourlangie (Kakadu National Park)
#5 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Historic Sites
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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#6 of 76 attractions in Top End
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#7 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Museums; Art 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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#8 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide you, the visitor, with an immersive,... more » Owner description: The Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide you, the visitor, with an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience which extends beyond the physical walls of the precinct 'hub'.It is the 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 facility is an interactive exhibition space that includes the immersive Bombing of Darwin Gallery, iconic objects from that time, firsthand accounts and multimedia presentations. Visit us today. « less
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Maguk Gorge (Kakadu National Park)
#9 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Geologic Formations
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#10 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Cemeteries
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Wave Lagoon (Darwin)
#11 of 76 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Water Parks
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#12 of 76 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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Mindil Beach (Darwin)
#13 of 76 attractions in Top End
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Berry Springs (Darwin)
#14 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Geologic Formations
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#15 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Jim Jim Falls (Kakadu National Park)
#16 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Waterfalls; Bodies of Water
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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#17 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Tours
Owner description: Want to learn about Northern Australian Aboriginal culture and the unique diverse landscape of the amazing wetlands? Then... more » Owner description: Want to learn about Northern Australian Aboriginal culture and the unique diverse landscape of the amazing wetlands? Then this is a tour not to be missed, come with us, we will truly inspire you with our rich culture, from a walk and talk through to throwing a spear as well as being guided on bush tucker and medicine. You will be our guest on our country, we will share our culture with you, our arms are open, we deliver our talks at a high standard and we thrive to be the best at it! All age groups are welcome, it's educational, fun, creative and importantly it's knowledge that that has been passed down for years and we want to share it with you! 2 hours with us and we will have you wanting more!!! We are fully 100% aboriginal owned and operated. « less
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#18 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Reservations
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#19 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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#20 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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#21 of 76 attractions in Top End
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#22 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Race Car Tracks
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Edith Falls (Katherine)
#23 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Waterfalls
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#24 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Jatbula Trail (Katherine)
#25 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Trails
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Twin Falls (Kakadu National Park)
#26 of 76 attractions in Top End
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#27 of 76 attractions in Top End
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#28 of 76 attractions in Top End
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#29 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Anbangbang Billabong (Kakadu National Park)
#30 of 76 attractions in Top End
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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