Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin

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Experience one of the Australia's most interesting planting areas at Darwin Botanic Gardens. On over 42 hectares (103 acres) from the sea to an inland plateau, you'll find natural marine and estuary plants, a rarity in botanic gardens. Take a self-guided tour to watch marine birds and view 11 species of cycad plants. Walk around the waterfall and ponds of the Rainforest Gully, where you can see many of the 450 species of palm trees the Gardens contain. Admire coastal plants and a mangrove near the gardens' beach. A shady playground is also available to entertain children. Make sure you put on sunscreen and insect repellent before your visit. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Darwin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Darwin Botanic Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This historic place in town you can't miss out, especially if you continue the bush in. There you can take a sneak peek of the fantastic nature values and the different habitats of Top End. For bird lovers, it is the chance to get to know the usual species, including that you may see the rufous owl.
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  • We like to walk as much as possible to visit areas and this day packed our lunch, drinks and camera and tropical strength insect repellant, to explore this beautiful large tropical parkland. Good path...  more »
  • Visiting this place is one of many ways to get away from the heat and hustles and bustles of the city. A lot of trees, from local to exotic fauna and flora are classified and well-arranged into differ...  more »

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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