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Darwin is demand for family vacations

By Carlton Leisure - 25/11/2015


Situated on Timor Sea, vibrant and exotic Darwin is the capital of Northern territory in Australia. Surrounded on three sides by the Timor Sea, the cosmopolitan city steals many a hearts with its laidback charms and multicultural character. Due to proximity to Southeast Asia - it is closer to Bali than Bondi – Darwin is much like Asia than Australia. The city has various interesting features that make it a loved travel destination. There are museums, art galleries, people from different countries around the world, and several hotels and restaurants that make it a destination that appeals people across the ages. If you are also someone willing to fly to Darwin soon a lowdown on its top draw cards could be of great help.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is a fine place to sample to history, art and craft of the region. You will find several top end exhibits that include the Aboriginal art collection as a highlight. The museum with carvings from the Tiwi Islands, bark paintings from Arnhem Land and paintings from the desert is favourite destination for art and craft lovers. The museum also has exhibits on disasters that have hit the region and the visitors would be able to see a room devoted to Cyclone Tracy where they can see graphic representations of the effects of the disaster.

George Brown Botanic Gardens

The botanic garden is named after its former curator George Brown who served here from 1971 to 1990. Spread over an area of 42-hectare garden and has plants from around the world that includes monsoon vine forest, the mangroves and coastal plants habitat and several native and exotic plants. Situated on the outskirts of the city, the botanical garden is situated a distance of few minutes from the city.

Crocosaurus Cove

If you want to see crocodiles without travelling for long then visiting Crocosaurus Cove could be a great idea where you can see six large sized cockroaches in an aquarium. Turtles, sting rays and other forms of reptilian species can also be viewed in adjacent aquariums and pools. If you have desire you can also swim in a pool adjacent to crocodile pool separated through a transparent wall.

Mindil Beach Sunset Market

If you are a foodie then visiting Mindil Beach Sunset Market should top your priority. The market sells Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian, Brazilian, Greek and Portuguese foods on dirt cheap prices. Apart from the food the market is also hub of arts and crafts and handmade jewellery that can be bought for souvenirs. Aboriginal artefacts, and wares from Indonesia and Thailand can also be purchased from here. The beach is situated at 2km distance from the Darwin City Centre. A large part of city’s population heads to Darwin as the sun sets.