Darwin City Sights

From AUD $95.00
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: LOKD-D2-A

Highlights:

  • Darwin City
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Aviation Museum
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

 

Itinerary
Welcome to Darwin

This afternoon’s tour showcases the booming city of Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital city. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks such as the Chinese Temple and East Point Military Precinct, and share details of the region’s history and rich culture.

Darwin Aviation Museum

This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a massive B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and also original footage from Japanese archives. In all, there are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter. From Ross & Keith Smith to Bert Hinkler, from Amy Johnston to Dick Smith to the National Coastwatch service, aviation has played a major part in the development of the Northern Territory.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northen Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Top End’s premier cultural and artistic organisation. MAGNT, opened in 1966 and in its current location since 1981, is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. You’ll get to see the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia as well as an eclectic range visiting exhibitions.

Darwin Botanic Gardens

Established 130 years ago, the George Brown Botanic Gardens have survived numerous cyclones and the direct effects of World War Two. Because the site extends inland from the sea to a plateau, it provides a range of planting environments and is one of a few botanic gardens in the world which has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds. Not only will you have the chance to see some unique and exotic plants but even some local wildlife.

Half Day Tour

Approximately 5 hours

Departs

Daily (Apr-Oct) and 
Wed, Fri & Sun (Nov-Mar)
12.45pm from Darwin 

Returns

6.00pm approximately to Darwin

LanguagesNon-English commentary tours will incur an additional cost.
Please enquire at time of booking.
Inclusions
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Comprehensive commentary
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.