From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise.
Treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Territory’s tropical capital city. Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colourful outdoor markets and a diverse bag of adventure activities.
Fishing and Camping
From sparkling Darwin Harbour and the Mary River wetlands to the Tiwi Islands and the Dundee Coast, the Darwin region is an angler's paradise. The quality of bluewater fishing out of Darwin is exciting. As well as the Darwin estuaries Darwin Harbour is a huge mass of water, many times bigger than Sydney Harbour, making it very easy to find your own space. It is also a vast network of prime barramundi habitat. There are three major arms attached to the main harbour and several other inlets as well. Barra, juvenile golden snapper and a variety of other estuary species can be caught in each of them.
From waterfalls and plunge pools to monsoon forests and wetlands, experience the diverse natural attractions in and around Darwin on a camping trip. There’s no better way to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the Top End than by pitching a tent in a national park. Both Litchfield and Mary River national parks have wonderful campsites featuring scenic riverside locations, natural swimming holes and diverse fauna. Kick back with a beer and watch the sun set then marvel at the galaxy of stars above while sitting around a crackling campfire.
Food, glorious food
At the heart of any Darwin experience is sensational food. The city’s dining hub is bursting with restaurants. Share a real Italian pizza at a waterfront eatery, book a five-star degustation dinner or try a laksa that tastes just as it would served from a Malaysian warung. Choose local mud crab or barramundi for the ultimate fresh seafood experience.
Local markets are a big part of Darwin’s personality. At the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, sample international cuisine from some 60 food stalls – Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, Japanese – and eat on the beach as the sun sinks into the ocean.