The city has an interesting and varied background that will appeal to culture and history buffs. The Defence of Darwin Experience at East Point (5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive; +61 8 8981 9702) uses personal stories and computer technology to bring Darwin’s WWII history to life, including the Japanese bombing raids on the Top End. At nearby Bullocky Point, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (19 Conacher Street; +61 8 8999 8264) showcases the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Highlights include the permanent Cyclone Tracy exhibition, Indigenous art and the maritime collection.

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