Things to do in Northern Territory with kids

Ahhh…the infamous Aussie Outback. A dry, baron and dangerous place where you can drive for days, still be in NT and see nothing? Nop...

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Kids can spend the day with more than 100 reptiles of over fifty different species! These creepy critters are exhibited indoors and outside, with daily shows and talks with supervised handling!

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.

The World’s largest display of Australian Reptiles allows visitors a unique, 360 degree, viewing experience of massive saltwater crocodiles and cute hatchlings.

Get out of the city and discover the secrets of the desert! Kids will love to see and hear the stories of the plants, animals, and local Aboriginal culture at daily guide presentations.

Crocodylus Park plays host to over a thousand crocodiles from teenie hatchlings to massive adults weighing more than half a ton!

A fun, friendly and free water park featuring a 14 metre high, 100 metre long, six-line racer water slide and separate wet play areas for toddlers and teens.

A safe, stinger and crocodile-free wave and swimming lagoon with a range of different generated waves up to 1.7 metres in height!

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!

A fascinating historical look into the role of women in the past, and a museum dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia’s heritage. Great for the little girls in the family.

A historic journey for the family at this Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Self-guided and guided tours around historic buildings, as well as family bush walks, safe swimming holes and a cycle route!

An immersive, interactive, multimedia experience representing Darwin's role in World War II, and makes history fascinating for kids!

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.

Preserves and presents the groundbreaking efforts and impacts of Australia's transport history both in terms of the vehicles and their drivers.

Families who love Australian history (and the TV show!) will love this fascinating insight through the ages of Australia providing excellence in aero-medical and primary health care across the country.

The family friendly options here are the fun, challenging and occasionally hair raising mini golf course for all ages, or the archery which takes from over 8s.

Regular water sports include water-skiing and wakeboarding, outrigger canoeing, game fishing and dragon boating. They have disabled sit-ski and slalom sit-ski plus a huge grassed area for children to play. Membership required.

Climb in side an incredible old WWII oil tank at the ONLY climbing gym in Darwin! Great indoor rock climbing for the family

Explore swamps, monsoon forests and river areas, watching the local wallabies eye your picnic before splashing in the main pool or the kids' pool.

A beautiful NT national Park, Mary River offers fishing, camping, bird watching, four-wheel driving and more!

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.

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.

Fun and playful hot springs to enjoy swimming and relaxing in, surrounded by lush views. A great recreational area in Katherine!

Kids will love the colours and smells at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, with over 600 Central Australian plants in a beautiful garden setting. There are three self-guided walks to help you fully enjoy the Gardens' flora, ecology and history.

The infamous Ayers Rock (aka Uluru!) A magical, historical and iconic family day out. Take your family through an experience of exploration, adventure and guided walks.

With stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, Litchfield National Park is south of Darwin with a ghostly tin mine & adventure tours

Mount Bundy is a working cattle station where you can stay overnight, swim, fish, and enjoy a unique cattle station experience!

Bicentennial Park is a good place to catch a sea breeze or follow the WWII walking trail, picnicking or relaxing in the open grasslands.

Amazing wetlands in NT featuring interactive displays on local ecology, touchscreen computers with wildlife info, & superb views!

A beautiful national park featuring fishing, camping, natural springs and WWII history!

Experience a range of NT's amazing natural landscapes, including the impressive Devils Marbles!

Incredible Outback Australia experiences where you can journey into the cosmos and view the clear as crystal night sky, enjoy a bush tucker tour and lunch, or enjoy a spirit of the Outback dinner and show.

Safe swimming at several locations in an enchanting forest with scenic walks and extremely large populations of butterflies!

Specialises in bird and nature watching, with Half and Full Day Highlights tours, conducted from a comfortable, airconditioned 4WD.

Journey through the breathtaking outback by camel! All lengths of journey available, so great for kids - especially the restless one!

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.

An unusual day out for the family, with unique camel rides in the Northern Territories desert against the backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Suitable for all ages, it's an exciting experience to have in the famous Red Centre!

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.

Enjoy fun dining and sunset cruises, as well as family friendly options on the very fun catamaran!

Daily guided tours of the 15m deep limestone cave network, atmospheric but not scary, with tropical woodland walks and lots of nature!

A magnificent and politically significant example of tropical architecture and one of the Northern Territory's historical 'must see's.

Significant historical building with fascinating history and opulent decor, with princess connections to excite the kids. Great grounds to explore with tropical grove.

Considered one of the Territory's most important heritage sites, this is an educational and historical attraction bringing up some vital concepts.

The Reserve’s historic buildings have not altered much over the years, so you will get a good idea of pioneer life on a remote turn-of- the-century goldfield. You can also try panning for gold in the courtyard display and exploring an old mine!

Experience the thrill of fossicking for your own gems, hidden by mother nature for millions of years! Plenty of interesting specimens for budding junior gemologists to get started on their very own collection.

An award winning outdoor cinema and family tourist attraction showing a a diverse range of Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films.

Kids will love to experience the spellbinding musical and visual journey through the ancient land forms, history and space of Australia's outback with the unique didgeridoo shows!

Bowling in the desert! Classic family tenpin bowling with a super fun cosmic bowling option! Little ones can play with ease with their gutter guards.

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.

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.

Butterfly houses by guided tour, waterfall aviary, animal encounters and play area. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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