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  •   Darwin - For Kids


•   Crocodiles
Get up close and personal with that feared prehistoric creature, the crocodile. Crocodylus Park, close to Darwin is a research centre, while the Crocodile Farm is Australia`s first and largest crocodile farm. Either location will give you a crocodile experience to remember.

•   Indo Pacific Marine
Indo Pacific Marine at Stokes Hill Wharf is a marine environmental and educational resource centre. There are day and evening tours of the live coral reef and the many creatures that inhabit it, plus tours to local caves.

•   Territory Wildlife Park
The Territory Wildlife Park is located 45 minutes south of Darwin. This popular destination has a train to take you between exhibits (or you can walk). There is a wide range of Australian native and introduced species including magnificent bird aviaries.

•   Aquascene at Doctors Gully
To get close to nature, go and feed the fish at Aquascene at Doctors Gully. The fish are fed regularly and will come up close - they may even nibble your fingers.

•   East Point Reserve
At East Point Reserve there is an artificial lake, Lake Alexander, where it is possible to swim and windsurf without fear of jellyfish or crocodiles. Towards evening, friendly wallabies come out to graze. There is also an easy 1.5 kilometre boardwalk through coastal monsoon and spectacular mangrove forests, with wheelchair access.

•   Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise
Children will love the exciting show put on by the wild crocodiles of the Adelaide River. Watch the crocodiles as they slide in from the banks of the river, barely making a ripple in the water, then leap into the air to seize their prey as it is held out from the boat. It is a truly amazing sight.

•   Barramundi Fishing Park
Your kids will love the challenge of catching their very own fish. Take a trip to the Barramundi Fishing Farm where expert help is on hand and you are guaranteed a catch.

•   Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
The Centre showcases the Northern Territory`s aviation history and Darwin`s frontier role in World War II. Exhibits include a B52 bomber, a Zero fighter which was shot down, engines, armaments, photographs of Darwin at war, pioneer flights and record breakers.

•   Howard Springs Nature Park
When it gets hot, cool off in the safe spring-fed swimming hole at Howard Springs National Park. The park also features monsoon rainforest, abundant bird life, short walks, picnic facilities and a kiosk.

•   Holmes Jungle Nature Park
This nature park close to Darwin features native wildlife, a walking trail through the monsoon forest and a lookout. Watch out for the Spangled Drongo (yes, really!)



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