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In this episode we’re exploring Darwin, a city in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory – an area known as the “real Outback.” First stop on David’s tour of Darwin is Crocosaurus Cove, a reptile park situated in downtown Darwin. It holds the world’s largest collection of Australian reptiles, but the main attraction here is the famous Cage of Death! Watch as David dives in with the most aggressive croc species in the world, the Australian saltwater crocodile AKA the “salty.”
Next up is the Mindil Beach Sunset Market – an evening market where locals and tourists alike come to eat, shop for arts and crafts, and spend time outdoors. David had a crocodile burger. There are also Asian, Greek, and local food stalls to choose from. The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is open every Thursday and Sunday (dry season), but Thursday night draws more of a crowd.
Another market you can’t miss in Darwin is the Saturday morning Parap Market – another fantastic opportunity to mingle with the local community and sample international foods or browse for arts and crafts. Open from 8 am to 2:30pm, this is a great opportunity to have breakfast outside of your hotel. David ordered a Laksa and a fresh fruit smoothie. Other choices include Vietnamese pho bowls, sushi, desserts, and freshly cut fruit. Parap is perfect for families!
David joins Wallaroo Tours for a day of adventure, beginning with a boat tour to see the infamous jumping crocs of the Adelaide River. These are the largest and most aggressive crocodiles in the world and they have a remarkable ability to leap out of the water for food.
Next up on the tour is Litchfield National Park, a gorgeous nature refuge where visitors can swim in the natural rock pools or in the lagoon of Wangi Falls.
For a complete guide to Darwin, check out our article What to See and Do in Darwin: http://davidsbeenhere.com/2014/10/13/see-darwin-australia/
Special thanks to Tourism Northern Territory http://northernterritory.com/?ForceRedirect=1
So there you have David’s list of 5 things to do in Darwin, Australia! If you’ve been to NT and have more suggestions of what to do, leave us a comment below!