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See crocodiles up close
When you book flights from Canberra to Darwin, you’ll have the chance to see the world’s most fearsome reptiles. Cruise the scenic waters of Darwin Harbour, enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Mary River, or venture to the croc-infested Adelaide River. The world-famous Adelaide River is home to some of the biggest crocodiles in the world. If you go on a river cruise, you’ll get the chance to see six-metre crocodiles gobbling up pieces of meat held out to them from the boat. Thrill-seekers with flights from Canberra to Darwin can also experience the adrenaline-spiking Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove. There’s no way you can get closer to a croc than when you are lowered straight into their watery habitat (from within the safety of a glass cage, that is).
See the Mary River wetlands
If your flights from Canberra to Darwin bring you to the city during the wet season (November to April), then you’ll be able to experience the Mary River wetlands at its best. During this time, the Mary River turns into an inland sea brimming with crocodiles and a variety of fish, including barramundi.
A nature cruise along the Mary River can be a great way to take full advantage of your flights from Canberra to Darwin. Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands, which is home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. If you want to experience the pristine wetlands and get up close with some crocodiles, you have the option of going on an organised cruise or hiring a riverboat and heading out solo.
Walk or cruise along Darwin Harbour
There’s no doubt that, whether you’re walking along the promenade or cruising the harbour’s crystal clear waters, Darwin Harbour is one of the best ways to remember your Canberra to Darwin holiday. At twice the size of Sydney Harbour, it’s a great place to start your trip. Many visitors arriving at Darwin Airport (DRW) from Canberra Airport (CBR) make the harbour their first port of call, thanks to its incredible sunset views and marine charms. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes in the Darwin Waterfront precinct, including the Curve Cafe and Bar, Snapper Rocks and Fiddlers Green.
What is the best way to get around Darwin?
Buses can take you to all the most popular attractions around Darwin, including Mindil Beach, Crocosaurus Cove and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. A single ticket for the bus costs $3, while daily and weekly passes cost as little as $7 and $20 respectively. When your Canberra to Darwin flight arrives, you can easily catch the Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service into the city. The shuttle bus runs every day of the week and goes from Darwin Airport to all the major city accommodation locations.
As ride-sharing services, such as Uber, don’t operate in the Northern Territory, taxi availability is very good in busy parts of the city, including Darwin Airport and the CBD.
If you’re planning an adventure holiday when you book flights from Canberra to Darwin, a car rental is a good idea for exploring more remote regions of the Northern Territory. Secure your car rental before you leave home with Webjet.
What are the top tips for travelling with children to Darwin?
For some family-friendly crocodile fun, you can visit the Crocodylus Park. Founded by crocodile biologist Grahame Webb in 1994, the park is a fantastic place for the whole family. It is home to more than 1000 crocodiles and is a great place to check out if you plan to book flights from Canberra to Darwin with children and young teenagers. From saltwater crocodiles and endangered iguanas to cute meerkats, Crocodylus Park is a great place for the kids to have fun and learn at the same time.