We turn to our northernmost capital city, Darwin in the final part of our Savvy Series (read the rest of the series here). Below are just a few of the many budget-friendly things to do in this tropical metropolis:

  1. Head to Mindil Beach Markets on Thursday and Sunday evenings from late April to October. Enjoy delicious international cuisine, local music and an unbeatable view of the setting sun.
  1. Not many cities do outdoor cinema quite like Darwin – 7 nights a week during the dry season, you can pack a picnic and head to Deckchair Cinema to catch a flick. Prices are reasonable at $16 per adult or $35 for a family ticket.
  1. Get up close and personal with the local wild fish at Aquascene, Darwin’s fish feeding sanctuary. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
  1. Head to Darwin’s Waterfront to catch a wave at the Wave Lagoon, before enjoying the shops, bars and restaurants that dot this precinct.
  1. Take a free guided tour of Parliament House. Tours operate between 9am and 11am every Saturday from February to November and bookings are now required.
  1. Bring your goggles on a daytrip to Berry Springs Nature Park where you can spot tiny native fish that live in the pools. There’s also a walking track through lush vegetation and opportunities for bird-watching.
  1. If you’re a fan of aircrafts, check out Darwin’s Aviation Museum. There are 19 aircrafts on display as well as 38 major displays. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children.
  1. If you’re feeling energetic, cycle or walk a section of East Point Reserve. You’ll see some gorgeous views of the coast and bushland on the way.
  1. After an eventful day, indulge with a cocktail or tapas at Viva La Vida.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our eight part Savvy Series. If there are more places you’d like us to cover, please let us know!

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