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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Begin your day with a stroll along the paths of Darwin’s beautiful Botanic Gardens, founded in the 1870s. These 100-acre gardens boast more than 1,500 species of tropical plants, including 400 varieties of palm trees and a wetland mangrove thicket.
Your next stop is at the Northern Territory Museum. Devoted to the history, flora, and fauna of the territory, the museum is home to a superb collection of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art and artifacts. The displays also include Sweetheart—a massive, preserved crocodile.
Pause for panoramic views of the entrance to the vast Darwin Harbour—three times larger than Sydney Harbour—and the old Coastal Defense Battery that once protected it.
Travel down the Esplanade, hearing tales of the city’s history as you proceed through Old Darwin. Your route takes in historic buildings, including the Joss House, Government House, the former Admiralty House, Lyons Cottage and St Mary’s Cathedral.
Continue past Old Fannie Bay Gaol (Jail) to East Point before returning to the ship.