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  •   Darwin - Free


•   Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has a remarkable collection of Aboriginal art and artefacts including bark paintings and carvings from Arnhem Land, Melville Island and Bathurst Island. Exhibits include a Cyclone Tracy display and the Sweet and Sour display, which details the history of the Chinese in the area. Admission is free.

•   State Square
Take a walk around State Square to see the government buildings. There are free tours of Parliament House on the weekend. The Northern Territory Library is housed in the same building and is open every day.

•   Supreme Court
Also at State Square is the Supreme Court, where the foyer has an interesting mosiac floor.

•   Fannie Bay Gaol Museum
Fannie Bay Gaol Museum occupies Darwin's former jail. Exhibits include old cells and the gallows, plus others giving you a look at the history of Darwin.

•   Lyons Cottage
Lyons Cottage (also known as the British Australian Telegraph Residence Museum) was built as housing for staff of the British and Australian Telegraph Company. It has been converted into a museum which documents local history.

•   Darwin Botanic Gardens
The Darwin Botanic Gardens have a fine collection of tropical species, including orchids and palms.

•   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 - quite the accomplishment in this neck of the woods. Towards evening wallabies come out to graze. There is also an easy 1.5 km boardwalk through coastal monsoon and mangrove forests, with wheelchair access.

•   Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
Take a walk around Myilly Point Heritage Precinct, a collection of older style homes. It includes Burnett House, now the headquarters for the National Trust.

•   Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Visit Mindil Beach Sunset Market which is held on Thursday and Sunday from around 5:30pm. The market features a superb array of food at affordable prices. Buy dinner and sit on the beach to eat it. There is often some street entertainment as well.



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