Smith Street Mall
Shop for Aboriginal art, locally made jewellery and South Sea pearls, opals and diamonds. Close by, you’ll find historic buildings such as the old Town Hall and Brown's Mart, the old Courthouse and Police Station. The modern Parliament House and The Government House are just around the corner, too, making the neighbourhood an important cultural and historical site.
Take a stroll down Darwin’s Esplanade to take in the magnificent views. Flanked by swanky hotels one side and waterside Bicentennial Park on the other, the Esplanade starts at the end of Gully Road and takes you all the way down to Hughes Ave from where you can easily reach the Darwin Convention Centre, Charles Darwin University and Fort Hill Wharf.
Mindil Beach comes alive when the sun sets. The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets combines nature, art and crafts and food. Every Thursday and Saturday evening, you can indulge in exotic dishes from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Brazil and much more.
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) houses an eclectic mix of local, indigenous and international collections and exhibitions. MAGNT is also home to the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
Defence of Darwin Experience
The Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience that allows visitors to dive right into the period between 1932 and 1954 and uncover the significant role Darwin played during WWII.