Darwin Sights

Darwin has plenty of things to do for the visitor. Darwin is a vibrant multicultural and cosmopolitan city located right on the edge of the Timor Sea providing picturesque sunsets.

Around the city are a number of historic buildings. As you wander along Smith Street you should visit the Brown Mart Theatre, built in 1885 as a mining exchange, the Commercial Bank built in 1884, the Victorian Old Town hall built in 1883 and the 1894 Victoria Hotel.

Darwin ChurchDarwin Church is also worth visiting. Darwin has a lively entertainment scene with something for everyone. Mitchell Street is packed full of bars and restaurants with many places playing live music.

On the Esplanade is the refurbished Christ Church Cathedral with the porch being the only original part. Also along the Esplanade are Government House (1870) and Government offices once the Old Court House and police station.

Darwin view from CouncilYou will also find a monument for the telegraph cable that first allowed Australia to communicate with Britain, the Supreme Court and the recently built Parliament House, home to the Northern Territory Library. Nearby Bicentennial Park also makes an enjoyable visit, as do the houses at Myilly Point Historic Precinct on Smith Street.

Sunset at Mindle BeachDarwin also has a diverse range of theatres and cinemas. For the latest films go to the Cinema Complex on Mitchell Street. If you are looking for something different visit the Darwin Film Society at Bullocky Point. They also run the Deckchair Cinema during the dry season, where you can relax and enjoy the film from outdoors.

The MGM Darwin Casino at Mindil Beach has a busy and lively atmosphere where you can see the casino action in full swing.

The Darwin Entertainment Centre on Mitchell Street offers a wide range of performances from concerts and plays to pantomimes. For other theatre performances go to the Darwin Theatre Company or the Old Brown's Mart.

Destinations within Darwin


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