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Darwin & Surrounds

Map showing the Darwin and Surrounds region in the NT

Sail across the harbour from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands, glide across wetlands and spot local wildlife, or cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park.

As the Northern Territory’s thriving capital, Darwin attracts travellers from all around the globe looking to experience its outdoor tropical lifestyle.

With waterfront dining, crocodile adventures, rich historical experiences, and access to the Tiwi Islands all within a few minutes of the city centre, there’s enough to do to fill a weekend or a week.

Litchfield National Park is just a 90 minute drive from Darwin and is a favourite for the locals year-round. It’s an easy day trip but with the range of swimming spots and waterfalls, it’s well worth staying overnight in one of the nearby accommodation options.

Explore the lush Mary River wetlands, a thriving microcosm of Top End wildlife, birds and fish. Located about an hour east of Darwin it is a good place to stop on your way to Kakadu National Park or for a day trip from the city.

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From where you'd rather be this #weekend... 💦 This berry nice swimming hole is only 60 kilometres from #Darwin's CBD, can you believe it?! Berry Springs Nature Park is a popular spot for a dip with several pools and a small waterfall fed by crystal clear spring water, all surrounded by natural bushland. With walking trails and a picnic area, it's the ultimate place to get your nature fix!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @danandmoore 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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We all want to go there, but most have no idea where to start! You'll find #EastArnhemLand on the far northeastern tip of the NT mainland, accessible via a short flight from #Darwin or the Central Arnhem Road. Spectacular coastal landforms with dazzling white sand beaches, combined with a strong Aboriginal cultural presence, define the paradise that is the Gove Peninsula. And, good news, everything is easily reachable from the regional centre, #Nhulunbuy, a town of 3500 people.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kyle_hunter! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Reporting from #Darwin, where the main show has already begun 🙌 There's no need to add a filter to your @TourismTopEnd holiday snaps, the sunsets actually look THIS good! With a mixed bag of adventure activities, fantastic food and colourful outdoor markets, our NT capital city is the ultimate tropical escape 🌴 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ally.photog!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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We know what we're doing this #weekend... waterfall hopping in #Litchfield National Park! A short 90 minute drive from #Darwin, the park is rich in rainforest walks, see-through swimming holes and waterfalls that tumble down from Tabletop Range. Popular spots to take a plunge include the forest-fringed Florence Falls – best enjoyed after a hike to the viewing platform above the cascade!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @_aswewander. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Keep calm... the weekend is almost here! @adventuresinabus have been making the most of the dry season in @TourismTopEnd and a big part of that involves checking out as many swimming spots as possible 😎💦 If you're looking for an easy day trip from #Darwin, we recommend Berry Springs Nature Park! Surrounded by tropical bushland, it has great shaded picnic and barbecue areas with several pools and a small waterfall fed by crystal clear spring water 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Tom and Cat 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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What better way to cap off the #weekend than by watching the sunset from Nightcliff, hey @savvy_social! The jetty and foreshore area are only a short drive from #Darwin's CBD and are a popular recreational green space, complete with a bike path, outdoor exercise equipment, a pool, cafe and even food trucks and open air restaurants. We could say that these displays of colour don't happen that often, but who are we kidding, they're a daily occurrence!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Mel 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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The #TiwiIslands (made up of 2 main islands and 9 uninhabited) are famous for their aboriginal culture, secluded fishing lodges and love of AFL. If you're keen to explore this off-the-beaten track destination, you can join a day tour from #Darwin with @SeaLinkNT. You'll visit local art centres, learn about the island's early history and enjoy morning tea with the Tiwi ladies who also perform a smoking ceremony to bless visitors. It won't take long for you to discover why they're nicknamed the 'Island of Smiles' 😀 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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These two clearly know the best place to take in #Darwin's afternoon show 😍 From the sparkling harbour and military history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, our NT capital is an adventurers' paradise. With the @DarwinFestival fast approaching, it's the ultimate time to visit and take part in the 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance and cabaret - not to mention the incredible balmy dry season weather 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @savvy_social!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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@carmenhuter back here with another favourite memory 😊 Halfway through our road-trip from #Darwin to #AliceSprings, we found ourselves a million star hotel right next to the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) campground. It cost nothing but filled my heart with so much love, I didn’t know what to do with it but ask my friend @melissafindley to go paint a heart for me. 💕 Afterwards, we lay on the ground for what felt like hours and did nothing but gaze at this magnificent universe. 💫 Hands up if you love to watch the Milky Way do its thing? 🙌  #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia

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