Darwin – A Beautiful Waterfront City

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Darwin is a beautiful Australian city located in its Northern Territory.  During the colonial times, the city served as a frontier outpost that prevented the entry of invaders. Today it is the capital city of Northern Territory and is well known for its beaches and nature reserves that attract thousands of tourists from different parts of the continent. I had a great weekend in the city along with my family. Listed below are the three major attractions of Darwin that can definitely make a difference.

Museum and Art Gallery

Located in Fannie Bay, the Museum and Art Gallery is a major tourist spot in Darwin suburb. Established in 1981, the place is known for its art and cultural exhibits.  It has a collection of over 30,000 artifacts. Here you can see the well-preserved body of a notorious crocodile named Sweetheart that used to attack boats. I would definitely recommend this place if you are interested in art and culture.  The place allows free admissions and the parking is also free.

Mindil Beach

Your Darwin tour cannot be complete without paying a visit to this amazing beach destination. Mindil Beach lies close to the city’s central business district.  We had a great time shopping at the Sunset Market which is a major feature of the beach. Note that the market runs only for few months during the Dry season. At the time of sunset, lots of people visit the beach to enjoy the unforgettable sight. Note that, owing to crocodiles and jellyfishes, tourists often avoid the idea of swimming.

Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove is known for its collection of crocodiles. The visitors are allowed to see crocodiles and even feed them. The process is popularly known as”the cage of death”. The place is recognized for its largest collection of reptiles and animals like turtles.  Besides watching the crocodiles, the tour also helped us in understanding their breeding process and various stages of life.

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