Whether you are visiting Darwin for the first time, a seasoned visitor or passing through whilst you travel around Australia, there is always plenty to do. From music concerts and festivals, comedy events, theatre shows and fine dining to cultural places to see there really is something for everyone. Here is a small selection of just some of the things to do in Darwin this July.
Royal Darwin Show
Fun for all the family at the Royal Darwin 3 day show. Doors open at 9am each day and close each night around 10pm. There is so much to do at the show including rides, entertainment, activities, food, drinks, shows and competitions.
For full show information and to book your tickets please visit the Royal Darwin Show website.
When: 23rd – 25th July (9am – 10pm)
Where: Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Highway, Darwin
Cost: FREE for under 5 years, Child and OAP: $12.00, Adult: $20.00
Photo courtesy of Royal Darwin Show
Darwin Symphony Orchestra
An event that has grown into an annual calendar highlight for all of Darwin, this eagerly anticipated and ever popular concert will once again showcase the diversity of the DSO as we create yet another popular symphonic crossover that will rock Darwin in this Free outdoor event at the Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre.
When: Friday 31st July at 6.30 – 9.00pm
Where: George Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, Gardens Road, Darwin
Cost: FREE (outdoor)
Photo courtesy of Darwin Symphony Orchestra
Darwin Fringe Festival 2015
The Darwin Fringe Festival is an open festival for any age, holding events and shows across Darwin and the Northern Territory. A showcase of exciting performances, dance, theatre, music, comedy, film and much more. Plenty of food and drink venues across Darwin for all ages and appetites, with some events being broadcast around the world on the internet.
When: 17th – 26th July
Where: Various venues across Darwin and Northern Territory
Cost: FREE (various)
Photo courtesy of Darwin Fringe Festival Website
Indo Pacific Marine Darwin
Indo Pacific Marine is a unique exhibition which promotes their man-made onshore marine ecosystems, highlighting the exclusive features of the coral reefs. Indo Pacific Marine is the longest established marine visitor education facility in the Northern Territory.
This exhibition is distinctive because it is a land based living marine education centre where each system is totally self supporting. There is no feeding, filtration or water changing carried out and visitors, regardless of their age or health, are able to experience, learn and marvel, under expert guidance and in full safety with guided tours during the day or night time.
When: 10am – 4pm
Where: Opposite Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin
Cost: See their website
Photo courtesy of Indo Pacific Marine
Litchfield National Park
Consisting of beautiful walks, gorgeous waterfalls, waterholes, picnic areas and stunning views, Litchfield National Park has something for everyone. Whether you are the adventurous type or just want to pitch a tent and relax under the stars and lay amongst the woodland flora.
Some of the main activities include, off road driving, BBQ, camping, bird and animal watching, bushwalking, swimming, picnics and camping. Litchfield Park has all the facilities you would expect from a national park such as cafes, car and coach parks, picnic areas, toilets, viewing platforms and shaded areas.
When: Daily (some attractions may close due to weather)
Where: Litchfield Park Road, Darwin
Cost: See their website
Photo courtesy of Parks and Wildlife Website