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  • Fosseboy
    Western Australia, Australia639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited from hop on bus. Opens at 10 am. Lots to see. Cyclone Tracy exhibit very evocative. Lot of interesting exhibits. Great cafe as well with wonderful views and food. Very helpful staff in museum showed us where to store rucksacks.
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • BBBirds
    Mildura, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great experience!
    In the heart of Darwin City this place is a must visit! I still cannot believe that there are so many huge crocodiles in the city centre.. blew my mind!
    We got to hold a baby crocodile, a snake, and a blue tongue. There were people swimming with the crocodile in the “Cage of Death”, there are turtles, fish, whiprays, so many reptiles, frogs and not to mention probably hundreds of crocodiles! There is even a swimming pool and a ‘fishing’ platform where you can feed the small crocodiles.
    All the staff were super friendly and so knowledgeable. The place is really educational, from all the signage to the presentations and it is well worth the money.
    We spent a few hours in here but could easily have spent longer!
    Would recommend 100% and hope to visit again one day!
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • Fernando G
    Perth, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just amazing, lots of food variety and some many nice people and the atmosphere was great.
    To be there for the fireworks, WOW!!
    Never seen so many people in such a small space, it was great.
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Dian J
    Greater Sydney, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing. Loved the immersive experience of the bombing, the hologram films on both RFDS & Bombing of Darwin WW11, also 3D presentations.
    Spent 2 hours but could have spent longer.
    Suitable for all ages
    Highly recommend
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Mary D
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic spot with lots of green grassed picnic areas and beautiful swimming spot with different sections nestled in a rain forest setting.
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • C_and_J_Lewis
    Sydney, Australia463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible array of aircraft. I love visiting aviation museums and this is one of the best. If you like Australian aviation you will be amazed! If you just like planes you will love it. There is not much interactive, it is a walk around and read type museum, but the amount and quality of aircraft is awesome. From memory they have the unbelievably huge B52, the F18, F111, P3 Orion, Mirage, Spitfire, Sabre, a Cobra helicopter, Wessex helicopter, and this would be less than a tenth of the lineup.

    The information is great, and they provide the opportunity to see into some of the more fascinating areas - eg. the gunner area of a Lancaster Bomber (I'm too big and won't fit!!)

    Definitely worth a visit (AUD$20) adult and $15 for seniors and service people (July 2024). As a bonus the outside of the museum is at the end of the runway for the airport where amazing military and civilian aircraft take off.

    PS. you cannot capture the size of the B52 as it is just way too huge, but most aircraft in the museum are under it's enormous wings.
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia3,428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful comprehensive area with a wave pool, a beach area and an adventurous playground. The whole area is surrounded by a beautiful park and many cafes and bars.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Jess_SP
    South Australia, Australia116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a few hours here on our travels.
    Kids had an absolute ball.
    Has plenty of shade and trees around to sit under.
    No toilets within the wave pool area.
    Closest ones were near the kiosk or in the park.
    Didn’t take away from the fun had.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Niccers16
    Bundaberg, Australia914 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit with lots of war memorabilia. Outside is a variety of tanks, guns, bunkers and various displays, and inside is a collection of uniforms, medals, informative video and information. Small cafe that’s very well priced for drinks and snacks.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • TwinMumma3514
    Brightwaters, Australia125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun markets to stroll around and experience all that Darwin has to offer in the way of food and products. The epic sunset on the beach during the markets helped too. These are a must visit when in Darwin. Would love to return some day.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • C_and_J_Lewis
    Sydney, Australia463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really interesting museum. It is basically in 2 sections - indoor and outdoor. We unfortunately had limited time on the indoor component so don't have much to add on this which includes the famous interactive displays. On the limited amount we saw indoor, they were fantastic.

    The outdoor displays were awesome. The especially the incredible 9 inch gun emplacement protecting Darwin through WW2. (If you look at the photo we attached there is a person on the left who gives some perspective to the size of this gun). There were some other awesome displays and we particularly enjoyed the Hornet armoured vehicle, but that was just us - we were not keen on being deployed in it if you read the info board!

    Definitely worth a visit - AUD$20 per adult in 2024 (discounts for seniors and military staff)
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • seven
    Nelson Bay, Australia33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These markets were great - a much better proportion of food stalls to product stalls. Still a bit crowded but more manageable ( eg queues not as bad). Nice Vietnamese iced coffee, good food options. Would def go again. Mindil - I won’t.
    Written July 16, 2023
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia3,428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These gardens are quite spectacular, we didn't walk the whole gardens this time but we have visited here previously. The gardens are looking at their best at the moment with all the rain they have had up north.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • gc g
    Gold Coast, Australia343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is a gem off the main tourist areas of Darwin. well worth a visit, plenty or fun for all ages of children, plenty of shade and play areas as well. room to have a picnic too.
    Written July 31, 2023
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  • Tim W
    Elimbah, Australia440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic facility manned by a passionate and friendly group of volunteers. Some amazing Vehicles, machinery and vintage tools are housed in this historic and the volunteers are only too happy to show you around. You can even see bullet holes from the WW2 air raid. Entry is via a gold coin donation but we chucked them a tenner because we think they're awesome and it's well worth it!
    Written May 21, 2024
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