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Darwin Sights and Landmarks Guide, Australia

Darwin in Australia is a melting pot of cultures. The city has people from more than 50 countries living in harmony. The town is no Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra but has a charisma of its own. Darwin is a place where you can explore the history, visit beautiful museums, galleries and colorful festivals and have a fulfilled holiday. Darwin definitely has attractions that will keep you entertained during your entire vacation.

Darwin Sights: Parks and Natural Attractions

Darwin has beautiful places that take you close to Mother Nature. One of the most visited Darwin sights is East Point Reserve. The place is great to relax amidst nature. It is a picnic area that has a beach and parkland. You can just wander in the Mangrove plantations that stretch for about a kilometer. The Bicentennial Park is another beautiful place to meander. There are a number of signs all along the path that offer information on World War II. Actually this is the site where the 14th Aircraft Battery was stationed to guard Australia during the war. Then there is a crocodile park which is an abode to hundreds of crocodiles, monkeys and huge birds amid beautiful flora and fauna. There are few other beautiful parks in Darwin like the Berry Springs Nature Park, Barramundi Fishing Park and Holmes Jungle Nature Park. Apart from these parks there is the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden which has special varieties of mangroves and bulbous boabs along with other unusual plants.

Darwin Sights: Historical and Cultural Attractions

There are number of Darwin Sights that speak of the history of the town. One such interesting sight is the Fannie Bay Gaol Museum. This museum was a jail for around 100 years and the cells still speak of the refugees and lepers who were kept here. Then there is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern territory that has great art work of the past centuries displayed. The most admired art work in the gallery is the carvings from the Tiwi islands. The gallery hosts a number of art exhibitions all year round. Then there is the East Point Museum. This museum will take you back to the time of the World War II. One cannot miss the Australian Peal Exhibition when in Darwin. The exhibition shows the traditional and modern styles of farming and harvesting pearls in Australia.

Darwin Sights: Miscellaneous Attractions

One of the most attractive buildings of Darwin is the Parliament House. The building is built in South East Asian style and you can take a small tour inside the building to see the stunning interiors. Do visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market that is just downtown. You can enjoy cuisines from all over the world along with the beautiful sunset at the place. Just pick a handicraft from the market that would make a perfect souvenir for your dear ones back home.

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