Going on a holiday with the whole family? You’re probably wondering what the things to do in Darwin with kids are. Okay, don’t sweat it, Darwin always leaves a good impression as it has so many things to do and places to visit. The little ones would be wowed… Trust us!
Darwin is the capital and former frontier outpost of Australia's Northern Territory. This beautiful capital city is highly frequented during the winter and has a calm, small-town vibe. Just perfect for a holiday. Check out its international cuisines, outdoor markets, and waterside activities.
Darwin and the Northern Territory also have beautiful scenery and are well known for its rich wildlife. This will surely keep your kids full of curiosity, fun and adventure.
Here are the things to do in Darwin with kids and places you can visit. Give them a lasting experience they won’t forget in a hurry.
At Remote Adventures NT, we know just the things to do for you and your kids. Lovely places to visit, we bet they will love, including the best NT helicopter tours!
Make A Splash At The Wave Lagoon
Kids love The Wave Lagoon! It is one of Darwin’s waterfront's coolest attractions: a palm-fringed swimming pool that transforms into a wave pool for tube-riding. You will have a bucket of fun when the waves roll in every 20 minutes. Who’s up for some surfing?
The wave makes it more exciting for your kids. With lifeguards stationed all around, it is safe for the whole family to make a splash.
Grab A Bite At The Sunset Market
Doing a Darwin day tour with your kids is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sights. Well, Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a great place to end the tour.
During the dry season, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets treat their visitors in a way that no other Darwin markets can match.
The food, the atmosphere, the music is the perfect blend of holiday vibes. The best part is you and your kids can enjoy a great meal while watching the sun go down.
For an even better experience, take a family helicopter ride with your kids. The view over Darwin city and Mindil Beach is unforgettable. At Remote Adventures NT, we have the perfect scenic helicopter ride for you and your kids to do together.
Take a Tour At the Museum and Art Gallery
If you love good art, this is one place you should try out with your kids.
Enjoy interesting temporary exhibitions as well as permanent exhibition attractions such as Cyclone Tracy, Natural History, and Sweetheart the famous croc. Your kids will definitely love this!
And guess what? Entry is free! You even get to take photos for lovely family memories. This is a great destination as part of your Darwin day tour.
Catch a Movie at The Deck Chair Cinema
Film lovers, here's your thing. You can catch a movie at the Deck chair cinema with one of the most beautiful settings. Looking for things to do in Darwin with your kids that would be fun and easy? This is definitely one of them.
The deck chairs are so comfortable, you almost forget you are sitting on one. And with a film variety that is so wide, there are family friendly options to watch with your kids.
You’ll be sure to have the best cinematic experience available in Darwin.
Bring your children with you and watch their faces light up when they get to feed wild fish, some of which are over a metre long! Fish food is provided for free. This is one Darwin activity that is worthwhile, an attraction for both kids and adults alike.
Although, the park isn't particularly large, and the main drawcard is seeing and feeding the fish and it is the perfect stop on a Darwin day tour.
Swim With The Crocs
Swim with one of the world's largest saltwater crocs and be mesmerised by its prehistoric features and captivating stare.
Crocosaurus Cove is the world's largest collection of Australian reptiles, including the famed saltwater crocodile. It is located in the heart of Darwin City.
You can swim with your kids in an enclosed cage and get an up-close view of the crocs. Just don't try anything funny!
Crocodylus Park and Zoo are also fun with lots of crocs to play with too. Barely 15 minutes from Darwin's CBD it gives you a taste of the NT outback in the city.
It's one of the best sites on the earth to see the world's largest reptiles up close. Over a thousand crocodiles, from hatchlings to huge adults, live in the park.
Daily crocodile feeding trips are also available, with the opportunity to feed one of the big ones yourself. And after feeding them you could take a family picture with the baby crocs.
You can walk through the garden and observe its beautiful scenery. It also has a playground for the kids.
With a massive three-story treehouse and a tiny slide built around a large tree. Toddlers can go down the slide, but you'll have to keep an eye on them on the treehouse climbing structure/ladders.
A good way to enjoy a family-friendly afternoon in Darwin with the kids.
Family Helicopter Ride
Our Wetlands helicopter tour is a great way for groups of friends or family, young and old, to experience the wonders of the Mary River, Adelaide River and Darwin by doing something different. See places and animals you would never be able to see by driving in a car. Or for something really different to do in Darwin with your kids, try our full-day helicopter pub crawl that takes you on the most unique pub crawl you have ever been on. Helicopter over the Australian Outback and stop at 4 or 5 fun and unique Top End pubs and taverns, and enjoy drinks with the locals.
Some of the pubs include Berry Springs Tavern which has a playground and farm animals for the kids to enjoy, Noonamah Tavern which features a jumping castle almost all year round, and The Lodge of Dundee which is a stone's throw from the beach where the kids can enjoy watching the many boats enter and exit the boat ramp.
Relax as the whole family samples snacks, drinks and desserts at each pub and see what these tiny NT towns are all about!
Let Us Help You Have Fun
If you think this is interesting, wait till you see these Darwin attractions from the sky! Your kids will love to see the city become tiny and will really appreciate the view.
At Remote Adventures NT, we have you and your family covered. We offer some of the best NT helicopter tours and you can even book a custom tour if you want your kids to do or see something in particular. Get a beautiful view of the waterfalls and Kakadu and eat lunch in an Outback Pub. The possibilities are endless!
We are all geared up to give you the best Darwin day tour by helicopter. Contact us now, let's help you and the kids make the most of the NT!
Remote Adventures NT offers some of the best Adventure, Scenic flights and custom tours across the Top End. With our unrivalled knowledge of the territory and strong focus on safety, customer satisfaction and our exceptional helicopters set us aside from the rest. Remote Adventures NT is proud to be an independent, family owned and operated company, based in Darwin, Northern Territory.