A day of adventure in Darwin City
If you're looking for a burst of endorphins, Darwin has plenty to offer — here's a complete list of ways to spend your day in the city.
Splash about at the Darwin Waterfront
Begin your day with a stroll along the Darwin Waterfront and a swim in the saltwater recreation lagoon. Aqua Park, Darwin's very own floating water park, is located here. This water-based bouncy castle will put your upper-body power to the test while entertaining the whole family (from 6 years up).
Surf’s up at the Darwin Wave Lagoon
Head to the Wave Lagoon, Darwin's man-made wave pool, with your heart beating. Surf the waves on one of the boogie boards, water tubes, or pool noodles available at the water's edge, or relax on a sun lounge with an ice cream from the kiosk.
Where to refuel for the fun
The Darwin Waterfront and across the city offer a diverse range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. To help you pick where to eat, read our post on the best places to eat in Darwin.
Come face-to-face with crocs
Located conveniently on Mitchell Street, Crocosaurus Cove offers insight into the aquatic creatures that can be found in the Top End, paying special tribute to the largest reptile in the world, the saltwater crocodile. Get your adrenaline pumping in the Cage of Death – a 15-minute experience that’ll stay with you for a lifetime. Those brave enough to enter will be lowered into the enclosure of a large saltwater crocodile for a 360 degree view. See up close how they move and feed while the photographers capture your excitement and awe.
Speed along Darwin Harbour
Darwin Airboat Tours, owned by the “Outback Wrangler” himself, Matt Wright, should be next on the list. This 45-minute excursion leaves from Stokes Hill Wharf, just a short walk from Darwin City, and is an adventure seeker's version of a wildlife cruise. Jump on a ride with 00Seven Jet Ski Tours and weave about the waterways with a local guide directing the way for those who want to feel the full rush of the throttle.
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