Things to do in Darwin with kids
Right up in the Australian tropics is Darwin - unlike any other city in the country! Incredible nature, amazing wildlife, fascinating culture, and a TON of fun to be had! Just being in the city is an unforgettable experience for kids.
Northern Australia? It’s going to be hot! Make sure you bring the sunscreen and head to attractions like wave Lagoon at Darwin Waterfront! Want to experience incredibly wildlife in the area? Crocosaurus Cove is the WORLDS largest display of Australian reptiles! Amazing! Crocodylus Park is your place if you just want those mysterious crocodiles in your day out.
Want to just enjoy some time relaxing in nature? No, not the desert - Bicentennial Park! With walking trails and picnic spots, this park is one of the great places to go in Darwin for some quiet nature.
Kids can look into the city’s history with attractions like Fannie Bay Gaol - one of the territory’s most important heritage sites, and active kids can use up all that energy with places like The Rock - for some indoor rock climbing!
Darwin has a great variety of places to visit with kids. Your biggest choice will be picking what to do first!
The Darwin Waterfront is fun family friendly destination where you can swim, enjoy a coffee, catch a movie or enjoy a family picnic, with Wave Lagoon too!.
This unique tourist attraction is an atmospheric adventure through bleak tunnels and stairways under the ground to a secret room filled with photographs that capture the imagination and lend a personal touch to cold history.
Significant historical building with fascinating history and opulent decor, with princess connections to excite the kids. Great grounds to explore with tropical grove.
An award winning outdoor cinema and family tourist attraction showing a a diverse range of Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films.
The World’s largest display of Australian Reptiles allows visitors a unique, 360 degree, viewing experience of massive saltwater crocodiles and cute hatchlings.
Enjoy fun dining and sunset cruises, as well as family friendly options on the very fun catamaran!
Bicentennial Park is a good place to catch a sea breeze or follow the WWII walking trail, picnicking or relaxing in the open grasslands.
A magnificent and politically significant example of tropical architecture and one of the Northern Territory's historical 'must see's.
Climb in side an incredible old WWII oil tank at the ONLY climbing gym in Darwin! Great indoor rock climbing for the family
The Centre has an impressive presentation of aircraft and displays depicting the Territory’s involvement in aviation, both civil and military, from the early pioneers and record breakers through World War II and the jet age.
Hundreds of friendly local wild fish swim to the shallow shoreline and are willingly hand-fed to the delight of some 70,000 visitors a year.
These appealing and accessible collections encompass Aboriginal art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art and material culture, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences.
Considered one of the Territory's most important heritage sites, this is an educational and historical attraction bringing up some vital concepts.
An immersive, interactive, multimedia experience representing Darwin's role in World War II, and makes history fascinating for kids!
Plenty of family fun at Flight Path with golf, archery, baseball and more! Great family fun in Darwin
Crocodylus Park plays host to over a thousand crocodiles from teenie hatchlings to massive adults weighing more than half a ton!
Kids will love to escape that Darwin heat with Leanyer swimming pool, complete with water slides and a recreation park where kids can enjoy a run around to dry off!
Area includes 8 km of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and shady casuarina trees making ideal territory for family picnics, outdoor games, hunting mini beasts and exploration.
Specialises in bird and nature watching, with Half and Full Day Highlights tours, conducted from a comfortable, airconditioned 4WD.
A fun, friendly and FREE water park featuring a 14 metre high, 100 metre long, racer water slide & separate wet play areas for toddlers and teens.
Explore swamps, monsoon forests and river areas, watching the local wallabies eye your picnic before splashing in the main pool or the kids' pool.
Recreational activities include hiking and an interpretive display, whilst with goggles you can see many small native fish and other aquatic life that live in the clear pools you may swim in.
Not only do you see wildlife up-close in their natural habitats, you meet them walking through tree top aviaries, strolling around a natural lagoon and even get to interact with them during daily presentations.
Amazing wetlands in NT featuring interactive displays on local ecology, touchscreen computers with wildlife info, & superb views!
With stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, Litchfield National Park is south of Darwin with a ghostly tin mine & adventure tours
Butterfly houses by guided tour, waterfall aviary, animal encounters and play area.
Mount Bundy is a working cattle station where you can stay overnight, swim, fish, and enjoy a unique cattle station experience!
A beautiful NT national Park, Mary River offers fishing, camping, bird watching, four-wheel driving and more!
Safe swimming at several locations in an enchanting forest with scenic walks and extremely large populations of butterflies!
Take a trip across the clear secluded waters with a launch tour boat or canoe! Plus safe public swimming, camping, hiking and safe public swimming area.
Fun and playful hot springs to enjoy swimming and relaxing in, surrounded by lush views. A great recreational area in Katherine!