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Top things to do with kids in Darwin

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Darwin might not the first place that comes to mind when holidaying with kids, but it can be a very memorable and special place to visit at any time of the year.

Darwin Wavepool

Located in the beautiful Darwin Waterfront, the wavepool is open from 10am - 6pm and hosts a huge kids play area with different water features that are all undercover. It also has the wavepool area for older children which operates on a rolling 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off cycle meaning that younger children (under supervision) can go out into the main pool without the fear of the waves. Patrolled by lifeguards all day it is a great place to spend a day or a few hours. Boogie boards and large Inflatable rings to use are included in the entry price.

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Lagoon Pool

This is a man-made beach area with the darwin waterfront, that is patrolled by lifeguards. It is ideal for children and the best bit it's free!

WW2 Tunnels

Located on Kitchener Drive, this is where tunnels were dug to store the oil. The biggest tunnel is over 170m long. There is a robot built from downed aircraft parts and is a fun place to visit for the whole family

Crustaceans on the wharf

This eatery is located at the very end of Stokes Hill Wharf, the food is delicious, the sunsets are beautiful and children eat free! You can also feed the fish from the wharf and be amazed at the size and amount of fish that seemingly come from nowhere to feed on your food offerings.

Crocosaurus cove

Famous for the “Cage of Death” there is more to see. Housing a number of huge crocodiles - including a number of “movies stars”, reptile house and huge aquarium you can come and go through the day for the same admission price. Keeper talks happen throughout the day and it’s located in the heart of the city.

Jumping crocodile cruises

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Located about 50 minutes from Darwin CBD on the Adelaide River. There are a number of cruise companies running these tours with some running minibus transfers from the CBD

 

Kakadu

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Just over 3 hours drive from Darwin CBD it is the most beautiful and cultural destination to visit. In the wet season (November - April) you can take a boat trip on one of the flooded rivers, and view the unspoilt landscape, or in the dry season (May - October) take a walking tour.

With a laid back attitude, friendly locals and without the crowds of bigger cities Darwin delivers in spades.