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Best things to do in Darwin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Amazing collections of local art, culture and natural sciences including Tactile Arts - the craft and design centre on the precinct with National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opening in August through to November. Beautiful location with cafe on site and next to the Ski club for a bucket of prawns and drinks at sunset ”
63 locals recommend
Food
“Parap village market is held every Saturday morning rain or shine with 30 food stalls and 79 craft stalls”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A huge selection of shops including supermarkets, cinema, retail and medical and dental.”
29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Have you experienced face to face with a huge croc? Why not try and get into the glass tube and dive in to the water. All experienced staff will help and record your wildest experience ever.”
32 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Jimmy Shu, chef and owner of Hanuman, right in the centre of town, is wonderful for a quick meal or a long drawn out banquet. Just tell the staff and they will make it happen. Jimmy has been on many TV food shows, hosts cooking sessions for Darwin Food Festival, and is one of the caterers at Deckchair Cinema. ”
23 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Operating every Thursday & Sunday, 4:00pm to 9:00pm from the 25th of April to the 31st of October From exclusive performers, to fan favourites, there's always something for the whole family. Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the place to be for events, functions, and a family night out. Hosting over 200 specialty stores and food vendors, it’s a local favourite for visitors and locals alike.”
24 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Open during the dry season only, for a wonderful meal, a cold drink and a great movie under the Stars has made Deckchair Cinema a must go for locals and visitors. ”
31 locals recommend
Spa
“The Darwin Wave Pool is great for all ages as it has a babys pool,The wave Pool and a big lagoon that is all safe to swim in.Has some shady spots with umbrellas and deck chairs but need to get there early to get one.also the wharf eatery is in walking distance as well as the waterfront for a meal,icecream or a cold beer”
24 locals recommend
Establishment
“Huge market on Thursday and Sunday night in dry season, great food, local arts and crafts, sunset on Mindil Beach ”
28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
21 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mindil Beach Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for fun & entertainment! Play the world's most popular casino games, enjoy fantastic live entertainment and visit our great selection of restaurants & bars. ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Just 10 mins walk from home. Grab your book, go and enjoy the coffee in botanic garden.”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful location, amazing building and gardens, delicious food and great service. Book very popular for functions. ”
21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Beautiful views and sensational food. Great for breakfast and lunch. (They have also started doing dinner too.)”
17 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fabulous Sunday market with good food, clothes, produce, music, massage and very relaxed local vibe. Go for a walk on Nightcliff foreshore and a swim in the pool. ”
16 locals recommend
Storage
“It's all about the sunset and the view here. Get it early to have a drink and watch the sun melt into the ocean. ”
20 locals recommend