The surrounding of Darwin has so much to offer. With less than 1.5-hr drive away, you can visit the awesome Territory Wildlife Park, the cooling Berry Springs and the amazing Litchfield National Park. In this post, I’m going to show you the top things to do near Darwin you shouldn’t miss.
Things To Do Near Darwin – Territory Wildlife Park
The Territory Wildlife Park is an amazing park where you can get close encounter with many animals. It’s just a 45-minute drive south of Darwin to Berry Springs, making the part extremely popular among locals and tourists. As you enter the park, you’ll be greeted with many friendly staff and knowledgeable rangers. Each station is very educational and there’s so much to learn.
I particularly enjoy the bird show which showcases many abilities of these amazing creatures. One bird even knows how to use a stone to crack a hard egg! How smart!
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I was lucky enough to be able to have a close encounter with two lovely birds after the show. What surprised me the most was the close bonds between the rangers and the birds. As you can see, the eagle loves cuddles and the owl enjoys kisses! It was really a special moment as I witnessed the harmonious scene.
To make sure you won’t miss out any of the fun moment, check out the table in the offical website for all shows and wildlife encounter sessions!
$22.5 for student, $32 for adult, $16 for child
9am-5pm every day except Christmas Day)
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Things To Do Near Darwin – Berry Springs
Berry Springs is one of the most beautiful parks to cool off and relax in close to Darwin. It has great shaded picnic and BBQ areas close to clear swimming pools surrounded by trees and aquatic life. As it’s very close to Territory Wildlife Park, you can visit both on the same day!
Litchfield National Park
Together with stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, this is a truly beautiful destination found just south of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Approximately 130km’s southwest of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is just 1.5 hr away by car. It’s home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools, iconic magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.
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Swimming under the falls and relaxing in waterholes is a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike. The water is extremely cooling, giving you a good respite from the heat. If you want to spend more time in the park, you can also do camping here. Camping is available year round at Wangi, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole.
Above are the attractions I highly recommend you to visit when you are near Darwin. Darwin itself has numerous attractions too. Check out the post here to find out more. Enjoy your holiday!