Recommended Day Trips from Darwin

Darwin is the gateway to the rest of the Northern Territory. There are many day trips from Darwin that are well worth exploring. The city provides a base for day trips to explore the ‘Top End’ of the Australia.

While there are many things to do in Darwin, there are also many nearby attractions to explore.

Keep on reading to find out more.

Take your pick of the below day trips from Darwin

Darwin is the perfect base for exploring North Australia, here are the top day trips from Darwin

Berry Springs Nature Park

Berry Springs Nature Park is a popular and picturesque area for picnics and is a great swimming spot. Use goggles to spot native fish and other aquatic life that live in the clear pools. The picnic area is a good base from which to take a walk through the monsoon forest and woodlands. Bring your binoculars if you’re keen on bird watching. This park is located around 50km south of Darwin. It has a kiosk. It can be closed for swimming during the wet season.

Litchfield National Park 

Litchfield National Park is 1,500 square kilometres situated an hour-and-a-half drive from Darwin. The Park includes a lot of the Tabletop Range, which is a wide sandstone plateau mostly surrounded by cliffs. Stay for the day or for the more adventurous stay for two or three days. The monsoon season lasts from October to May, the rest of the year is a good time to visit as the waterfalls flow more gently, making the waterholes perfect spots for a cool dip.

Main attractions include permanent spring fed waterfalls (Florence, Tolmer and Wangi), cascades at Buley Rockhole, magnetic termite mounds, and a wildlife cruise along the majestic Reynolds River.

Join this full day tour to Litchfield National Park from Darwin.

Territory Wildlife Park

Territory Wildlife Park is a world acclaimed attraction, only 45 minutes drive from Darwin. Highlights include an impressive aquarium, a daily birds-of-prey display, nocturnal house and the bird walk. Learn fascinating facts about reptiles at the reptile display and explore a representation of Darwin’s river systems, from the escarpment to the mangroves on the coast. 

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is the largest national park in Australia. It contains one of the highest concentrated areas of aboriginal rock art sites in the world, the most famous being at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. 

Join this day trip to Kakadu National Park from Darwin.

Kakadu National Park - day trips from Darwin, Australia
Kakadu National Park

Katherine 

Where the outback meets the tropics. Situated about 300km south of Darwin. The township is situated on the banks of the Katherine River, which flows down from the world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park). There are incredibly diverse landscapes and unique ecosystems set the scene for outback adventure activities like fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, birdwatching, camping and four-wheel driving. 

Join this Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls full-day tour from Darwin.

Day trips from Darwin - Katherine River
Katherine Gorge, Australia

Casuarina Coastal Reserve 

Just 20 minutes drive from the city, the Casuarina Coastal Reserve comprises sandy beaches fringed by Casuarina trees and sandstone cliffs. The Reserve protects areas of cultural significance, including Old Man Rock, a registered Aboriginal sacred site. The Reserve also features a large grassy area with barbeques and tables.

There are many day trips from Darwin to explore the many wonders for North Australia! While you’re in Darwin, make sure to visit Darwin’s Popular Roadkill Cafe.


Group Travel Trips to Take in Your 20’s

Your 20’s is for exploring as much as you can. It’s for taking every opportunity that comes your way, learning new skills, tasting new foods, and discovering new places. Plus, there’s the opportunity for group travel for 20 somethings!

Travel in your 20’s is always so exciting. It’s likely to be the first time that you are venturing out on your own without your parents or family members. It’s your first taste of freedom. You’re getting to make your OWN decisions. Choose your own travel destinations. And explore new destinations through excited eyes. Flip, it’s just so damn cool.

Our 20’s are packed with milestones - college graduations, post-grad, first job, moving house (or cities/countries), new relationships (romantic and friendships), and career jumps. With the various milestones comes various types of trips.

While it’s awesome to venture out on your own and take that life-changing solo trip, there’s also plenty of time to take a few group travel trips while in your 20’s. 

We’ve listed five different options for group travel for 20 somethings. From wild carefree party trips to more serious work trips.

Group travel for 20 somethings
Group travel for 20 somethings

Group travel for 20 somethings: 5 group trips you have to take

1. Group trip with your college friends

Whether it’s just a long weekend trip to a nearby city, spring break party trip, or longer summer vacation, traveling with your college friends is bound to be a fun experience. Gather up your besties, find a road trip car, and head out on an adventure. Do it as often as possible — whenever there’s a break in assignments, tests, and exams. 

This is the time in your life where you have lots of free time – long vacations are a forgotten feature when your working life begins. Take advantage while in college!

2. International post-graduation group trip

You’re free! Celebrate the years of having your head in the books by taking an international group   trip with your college buddies. It’s time to go out and see the world.

Create your own version of EuroTrip and party your way across Europe. Head to Asia for some culture and delicious food. Hike your way through South America. Or join a volunteer group in Africa. The world really is your oyster. Your post-graduation friends’ trip is your chance to let loose and have fun.

3. Family reunion group trip 

It’s time to gather up the family from each of their corners of the world and plan a big family reunion group vacation. As you get older, family time gets more scarce. And you also start to cherish it so much more. If your family lives far from each other, then planning a group trip in a central location is a great way to get everyone together.

It can be for someone’s milestone birthday (happy 90th granny!), a family wedding, Thanksgiving, or just because.

Now, family trips can be tricky. It’s hard to please everyone from granny and aunt Margs to cousin Tom and the kids. Patience will be needed. But, you can do it. It will likely end up being way more fun than you would have imagined.

4. Organized group trip with strangers

Think of it as a solo trip, but you’re not alone. You’re with a bunch of strangers. We’re talking about a Contiki-type trip. Organized group trips are awesome if you’re keen to travel in a group but can’t round up enough of your own friends to join you.

Everything is organized for you, all you need to do is rock up and enjoy the trip. These types of trips generally attract similar types of people, so you’re probably going to make some life-long friends along the way. Though, be prepared for the odd bad egg.

5. Work trip

Your first big work trip – be it a conference, team-building, or seeking new business. If the opportunity to travel within your job comes up, grab it with both hands and pack your bag immediately. Yes, it won’t be all fun and games. You will be required to do some work – they can actually get quite hectic, depending on what you do. But there’s nothing like being able to see a new destination on someone else’s dime. 

Try wrangle it to squeeze in some ‘down time’ for exploring on your own – either in the evenings or perhaps a day or two after the work stuff is done.

Another type of work trip is joining a ‘work-away’ group. This one is for the digital nomads/ freelancers/ entrepreneurs out there. There are loads of organizations that gather like-minded people to travel together to work in foreign destinations. Everyone is doing their own work, but staying and co-working together in a unique destination. This can be anything from a week to a few months at a time. Check out our tips for working remotely!