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Activities Darwin

Activities Darwin

Activities Darwin includes festivals and events well supported by  the Northern Territory Government. Many of these activities Darwin are festivals and events held annually ranging from arts, culture, sport, V8’s, racing, music, fishing and festivals. Most activities are during Darwin’s magnificent dry season. Many visitors use these opportunities to visit and explore Darwin.

If you would like to find out more about exploring the harbour with a cruise while you are in Darwin. See more.

Some events can be found on Tourism NT web pages. Read more

Festivals, events and special activities

Arts and Cultural Events

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Community Events

We have activities like the Royal Darwin Show, Miss Muddy, Darwin Festival and New Years Concert.

Find out more


The major sporting events held annually in Darwin are V8’s, Rugby League Parramatta Eels game, the Darwin Cup Racing Carnival (2 July to 01 August), Melbourne AFL game, and Lions Beer Can Regatta.


Darwin and surrounds hosts a number of major fishing events and competitions. So whether you are here for the Barra Classic, Barra Nationals, Bluewater Classic, Million Dollar Barra.

While you are in Darwin with your mates why don’t you explore a daytime or sunset charter on the harbour, why not start or end your trip with a City of Darwin Cruises experience.

Territory Day

Territory Day is an iconic event commencing 1 July 1980. Territorians celebrate this day by letting off Fireworks. The Northern Territory Government sponsors many public Firework displays, the largest being Mindil Beach.

One of the best vantage points to view the display is from the water. City of Darwin Cruises has sunset dinner and nibbles cruises and charters for people to witness this spectacular display.

Activities Darwin with a special Darwin Harbour cruise

City of Darwin Cruises welcomes visitors to Darwin

Sunset dinner cruises and half day lunch history tours are experiences on Darwin Harbour that visitors can do to explore Darwin. If there are groups of 8 people or more then you can talk to us about private charters.

Have a look at the experiences on our web site and contact us about discounts available.

Ecosailing cruises

The ecosailing cruises page describes the cruises that are available from City of Darwin Cruises (CDC).

We provide clients with two main premium sailing experiences:

  • A sunset sailing dinner or nibbles experience.
  • A daytime harbour sailing lunch and history tour.

Both of these cruises provide you with a sailing experience on a catamaran. CDC also provides clients with snippets of WWII history, pre Darwin settlement history and information about Top End ecology.

More information see the home page – click here

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