Daring Darwin


If you’re feeling adventurous, then it’s time to visit Darwin!

This tropical town is the capital of the Northern Territory, situated at the top of Australia and is named in honour of naturist Charles Darwin.


The town has the same feel to Cairns, it’s beautiful and humid but this paradise is less bustling and there is a completely different vibe.


Packed with museums and nature trips, one of the most popular is the Crocosaurus Cove, which is located right in the heart of the city. Here visitors can have a closer look at one of Australia’s deadliest animals – the crocodile – and you can even swim with them!


Yes! You heard right!

For those of you feeling brave enough to swim with a croc then you can have your opportunity in the cage of death for 15 minutes – don’t worry you’re perfectly safe!


Darwin has plenty of saltwater crocodiles in the museums and also in the waterways surrounding it, so visitors are advised to steer clear of any creeks and stick to the swimming pools and the town’s lagoon, which has a wave stimulator.

There are heaps of busy cafes, bars and clubs, and the Old Vic is heaving with locals and tourists at the weekend.


Meanwhile, nature lovers can take a day trip to Litchfield National Park and fishing is available at Darwin Harbour.


Try booking your trip outside of cyclone season, which is between December and March - if you feel brave enough that is...

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    TripTide HQ Great tips Jennifer! We have seen photos of the Crocosaurus Cove and it looks delightfully terrifying!
    April 24, 2013