Things to do in the Top End and Darwin
The Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory covers a wide section of this state, making up some of the most northernmost parts of the country. It includes a vast range of regions like the Kakadu National Park, Katherine area, remote Arnhem Land and Darwin, the NT’s capital city. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Darwin and the Top End, including picturesque national parks, thriving Aboriginal culture, harbour activities, wild rainforests plus so much more. You’ll find plenty of amazing experiences on RedBalloon that are perfect exploring this part of the country from bucket list activities, day tours, exhilarating adventure packages and more.
Our range of Darwin activities and day tours are perfect to enjoy with your friends, family, kids or a loved one. Wether you’re a local, visiting from interstate or even from overseas, there are a variety of experiences available to keep everyone entertained. From sunset dinner sailing and cruises to Tiwi Island, to Kakadu National Park tours and crocodile tours, you’ll never be stuck for things to do on the Top End, Northern Territory again! These experiences are also the perfect gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil someone for a special occasion like their birthday, Christmas or any other milestone.
Places to visit in Darwin and Top End
There are plenty of amazing places to visit in the Top End and Darwin, perfect for visitors travelling from interstate or even locals looking for a mini getaway or a day tour. A RedBalloon experience is the best way to explore the variety of landscapes and rich cultural history. Discover some of the best places to go in Northern NT below.
Kakadu National Park
The Kakadu National Park is located an 80 minute drive from Darwin and is a massive, biodiverse natural reserve. Home to wetlands, rivers, sandstone escarpments, waterfalls, spectacular wildlife and of course crocodiles, there are plenty of amazing things to do in the Kakadu. You’ll also find it has rich Aboriginal history with rock paintings, cultural tours, sacred landmarks and more.
Katherine is a town in the Top End of the NT and home to the Nitmiluk National Park (previously known as Katherine Gorge National Park). There are a variety of things to do in Katherine such as Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge, Hot Springs and plenty more natural attractions and landmarks. We offer some great day tours to Katherine, taking care of the whole itinerary for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
Litchfield National Park
Located just over a 70 minute drive from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is home to a variety of stunning landscapes, natural attractions and picturesque waterfalls. There are plenty of amazing things to do at Litchfield National Park that are worth ticking off your must-do list including Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Lost City Rock Formations plus more.
What are the top 5 things to do in Darwin?
There are plenty of amazing Darwin attractions and activities worth ticking off your bucket list. RedBalloon offers a variety of experiences that will let you explore everything this state has to offer. Listed below are some of the best activities in Darwin.
- Crocodile cage of death at Crocosaurus Cove
- Sailing cruise at sunset
- V8 race car driving at Hidden Valley Raceway
- Top End day tour with helicopter flight, cruise and crocodile encounter
- Wetland wildlife cruise
There are plenty of amazing Darwin attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience within Darwin and the Top End including any accommodation packages. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
Now that you’ve got your Darwin experiences booked in, why not explore the rest of the Northern Territory and experience everything this state has to offer. Discover a wide range of new and exciting things to do in Alice Springs, Uluru plus more areas in the NT.