Trailer Boat Club, Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT
Much of Darwin's action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands. Swim in the lagoon, fish from the wharf, dine alfresco on just-caught seafood and wander past the waterfront mansions. You can also trace the area's rich history in walking trails and public artworks. Today families, business people and tourists mingle along the waterfront, where the Larrakia Aboriginal people, Indonesian traders and European settlers have all left their mark.
Outdoor recreation is a big part of life along Darwin's waterfront, a short walk from the city centre. You can swim all year round in the lagoons along Darwin's waterfront. One offers a beach experience, with different waves to suit everyone from boogie boarders to toddlers. For a calmer swim, visit the recreation lagoon, a huge body of sea water where fish thrive, and you can sail and canoe.