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Darwin City Walks

The capital city of the Northern Territory and the gateway to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, Darwin is a tropical paradise full of history, culture, attractions and makes for a great winter escape.

Exploring this multicultural city is best done on foot so along with these walks listed below I'll be adding some from my visit to Litchfield National Park


To avoid the excessive heat it is best to visit during the Dry Season (May to October) and aim to start/finish your walks in the morning or afternoon (plus the lighting is much better).

Click on each page for more information including a zoomable map, plenty of photos and a description of what to expect.

Walks near Darwin

Charles Darwin National Park

Length - 1.9km 

Vertical Climb - 27m

Time - 1 Hour

Charles Darwin National Park is home to a variety of mangrove species and plenty of WWII history. Explore the park on a walk with views looking back to Darwin.

Top Walks in Darwin

Darwin Waterfront Walk

Length - 3.6km 

Vertical Climb - 83m

Time - 1 Hour

Starting at Stokes Hill Wharf and walking through some scenic parts of Darwin, this walk showcases the history of the city along with some amazing views.

Hikes near Darwin

East Point Science Trail

Length - 7.3km 

Vertical Climb - 56m

Time - 2-3 Hours

Located north of Darwin, this trail takes you to the crocodile infested mangroves before looping around the edge of the water overlooking the Timor Sea.

Short Walks near Darwin

George Brown Botanical Garden

Length - 3.1km 

Vertical Climb - 35m

Time - 1-2 Hours

Home to a wonderful variety of plant species from all over the Northern Territory, walking around the botanical gardens is a great way to spend some time.

Hiking Trails near Darwin

Holmes Jungle Nature Park

Length - 3.0km 

Vertical Climb - 22m

Time - 1 Hour

Exploring two distinct vegetation types as you hike the Woodlands Walk and then the Jungle Walk, there is plenty to enjoy at the Holmes Jungle Nature Park.

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