Three days in Darwin gives you ample time to tick off major city sights, explore the Northern Territory’s famous national parks, and learn more about the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage. Here’s the ultimate 3-day Darwin itinerary.
It's amazing what a few scraps of breadflung to a mullet can start. That's what a resident of Doctors Gully did in the 1950s, and it didn't take long for the local fish to realize they were onto a good thing. The number of fish turning up for a free meal grew and grew, the word got around, and these days it's turned into Aquascene, a healthy tourist attraction.
Every day at high tide (the tides vary, naturally, so you'll have to check the local paper or contact Aquascene for exact feeding times) a deluge of fish flood into the shallow bay, napkins on, as it were.The original mullet population havebeen joined by a host of other species including catfish, milkfish and bream.
28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin, 0800
The fish are now so tame you can feed them by hand and get a good close-up look at the local marine varieties. If you're squeamish about fishy lips or don't feel like getting in the water, there's seating from which you can watch the feeding frenzy.
- Bicentennial Park
- Parliament House
- Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
- Lyons Cottage
- Magnetic Termite Mounds
- Crocosaurus Cove
- George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
- Cullen Bay
- Mindil Beach
- Darwin Waterfront Precint
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
- Qantas Hangar
- Fannie Bay Gaol
- Darwin Cruise Port
- East Point Reserve