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What's On 4 School Holidays in Darwin


As parents ourselves we understand the joys (and challenges) of school holidays. For working parents, this can be a real juggling act. Fortunately, there are so many amazing options for School Holiday Care, School Holiday Classes and School Holiday Camps available. It is the perfect time for them to experience a new sport, class or activity...learn new skills in an activity that they already love, be creative and get outdoors. 

For those who have time at home over the holidays, our advice is PLAN, PLAN, PLAN.

The School Holidays are a great time to try a new activity, get out and about, catch up with friends and visit somewhere new in and around Darwin.
Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon
Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon

The Darwin Waterfront development is a mecca for Territorians and visitors who love Darwin’s harbourside location.

With two swimming lagoons the Wave Lagoon and the Recreation Lagoon, locals and tourists alike can truly embrace an endless summer. Click here for more information.

City of Darwin LibrariesDarwin Library

There is plenty to do at City of Darwin Libraries during the holidays.

  • Activities for school age children including special youth events
  • Free, interesting and fun

Crocodylus Park and Zoo 

Looking for some great things to do in Darwin these holidays?  Cuddle a baby crocodile at Crocodylus Park and Zoo!  This fabulous zoo is located just five minutes from Darwin airport, off the Stuart Highway.  Not only do they have loads of saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, they also have native wildlife, such as alligators, cassowaries, dingoes, iguanas, emus, baboons, Timor ponies. Click here for more information.


Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park

A must see for every visitor to the Alice! Take an easy walking trail through three desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat, witness free-flying birds of prey in the nature theatre, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular nocturnal house, hear the insights into the interlinking world of plants, animals and people from our local guides and enjoy a cinematic journey through four-and-a-half billion years of desert evolution during the 20 minute cinematic journey of “The Changing Heart”.  When you leave the Desert Park you will go away with new stories, skills and some of the secrets of the desert. Click here for more information.

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

Katherine National Park

Some of this Park's amazing features include spectacular dissected sandstone country, broad valleys and numerous, significant cultural sites. The deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of the Park.  Some of the many attractions at the Park are Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Walking Trails and much much more. (Check with the Katherine Visitor Information Centre re closures and water levels during the wet season).  Click here for more information.


Litchfied National ParkLitchfield National Park

There are many camping areas located throughout the Park, as well as picnic areas and bushwalking tracks. Some waterholes are safe to swim in (Check wet season closures with Tourism Top End).  Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Northern Territory.  This Park is spectacular at any time, though most 4WD tracks are closed during the wet season. Some swimming areas such as Wangi Falls, become unsafe after heavy rain and are closed for swimming but kiosk and picnic facilities remain open. Click here for more information.