What to do and see in Palmerston, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

July 25, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Discover the best top things to do in Palmerston, Australia including Arafura Bluewater Charters, Jenny's Orchid Garden, Palmerston Water Park, RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, Palmerston Golf Course, The Palmerston Markets, Leanyer Recreation Park, Darwin Aviation Museum, Wave Lagoon, Darwin Waterfront.
Restaurants in Palmerston

1. Arafura Bluewater Charters

Stuart Highway | Marina Blvd, Palmerston, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
Excellent
67%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Arafura Bluewater Charters

Reviewed By Paula A

This is our second trip out with Arafura Bluewater Charters. Loved the first one so much we did it again. Another great day fishing. Skipper and crew were great and very helpful as I am not a seasoned angler. Fished in several spots for the day. Moved when the fish went off the bite. Food was great. Fishing was great. Water was great. We'll be back. Highly recommended. Ensure you take an esky or similar the put your catch in for the trip home. They put your catch in a plastic bag with ice which is great but need something to put it in for the trip home. We kept our largest fish and the rest were divided up amongst the rest of the angler to take him me. Everyone left with s big bag of fish.

2. Jenny's Orchid Garden

10 Niel Ct, Howard Springs, Northern Territory 0835, Australia +61 8 8983 1641
Excellent
10%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Jenny's Orchid Garden

Reviewed By 1TraveltheWorld - Alice Springs, Australia

Jenny's Orchid garden is well worth a visit when in bloom.
There are hundreds of orchids in this private garden which have been collected from all over the world.
There are many other plants and species to view around the property, as well as the availability of purchasing many plants directly.
There is parking, toilets and Devonshire tea available onsite so you can spend a few hours in the morning here.
Entry per adult is only $7.50.

3. Palmerston Water Park

Palmerston City Centre, Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia
Excellent
45%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Palmerston Water Park

Reviewed By Repsol-34 - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

good free local attraction, definitely needs an update though. lack of any pool is major drawback, ok for little toddlers with the small Fountains and bigger kids over 110cm there are the slides shown in picture, but not much else, better park is available 10-15mins up the road at Leanyer.

4. RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

45 Stokes Hill Road | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia +61 8 8983 5700
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 443 reviews

RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility is a new and exciting development on the Stokes Hill Wharf that bring to life two iconic Australian stories. The first iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The second iconic story featured is the Bombing of Darwin Harbour on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day through the most modern and exciting technology.

Reviewed By CDTaylor80 - Mosman, Australia

Don't miss this top quality historical tourism experience. For one admission price you get two great themes. Bombing of Darwin and Royal Flying Doctors both with quality video and VR experiences. First class!Wow! What a great review, our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS and relived the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour. Kind Regards Sam

5. Palmerston Golf Course

University Avenue | Corner Dwyer Circuit, Palmerston, Northern Territory 0830, Australia +61 8 8932 1324
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Palmerston Golf Course

The Palmerston Golf Course is open seven days a week for social golf. The course is open from 7am until 6:30pm, and the last cart hire is at 4pm. Bookings are essential for weekend play. A neat casual dress code is required, including enclosed shoes and no singlets. The Palmerston Golf Course is a licensed venue and restaurant with great food.

Reviewed By blackboys2015 - Darwin, Australia

Excellent food with big portion sizes and great prices.Nothing over 30 bucks on the menu with some live music on a saturday in the back ground it is a great place to go as a group,family or as a couple.

6. The Palmerston Markets

Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia +61 459 384 103
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

The Palmerston Markets

Reviewed By Mike P - Sydney, Australia

These markets have been going for over 30 years on Friday nights during the dry season. It's a family orientated markets much quieter than mindil beach markets though they have many of the same stall holders. There is a wide selection of various food vendors and the young kids will love the entertainment. Highly recommended for young family's

7. Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia +61 8 8927 4199
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Leanyer Recreation Park

On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm.

Reviewed By Hatfia - Melbourne, Australia

An amazing facility that is completely free! Three main water areas - one with various bits of equipment that tip/spray water, a large round pool with gently sloping edges and three great waterslides. Something for all ages! All surrounded by grassy areas to relax on. Fantastic! A skate park is next door which looked fun too.

8. Darwin Aviation Museum

557 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia +61 8 8947 2145
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 702 reviews

Darwin Aviation Museum

A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin.

Reviewed By DamianPursel - Darwin River, Australia

It was great.
The planes are amazing.
I loved the place, the B 52 stole my heart.
F-111s have always been the top gun of the Australian Forces, the one on show here is an ex US nuclear strike capabilities model.
Absolutely awesome.
The gun turrents especially the ball turrent was definitely educational.
The Cobra chopper was also a great piece to look over.
It is a little hot inside if you go late in the day but it is all worth it.
The price was good as well.,
I will be back for the open cockpit day, the sunday after ANZAC day

9. Wave Lagoon

Darwin Waterfront | Kitchener Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia +61 8 8941 7260
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wave Lagoon

One of the Waterfront's coolest attractions is the Wave Lagoon: a palm-fringed swimming pool that turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding bucket of fun when the waves roll in every 20 minutes. The fully patrolled Wave Lagoon is two metres at its deepest point and slopes to a shallow area of still water, perfect for families. Bring your book: there are plenty of banana lounges, beach umbrellas and shady patches of lawn. Aqua Zumba classes every Sunday from 9am are a HUGE hit with tourists and locals alike.

Reviewed By Peter R - Bangkok, Thailand

Went here for a swim , was fun , sufficient number of friendly life savers , free tubes & boogie boards for use waves are great fun , but you can't seem to ride them in , only $ 7 entry for adults & located in the heart of the waterfront precinct

10. Darwin Waterfront

7 Kitchener Dr | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 751 reviews

Darwin Waterfront

Reviewed By papillon2020 - Brisbane, Australia

Darwin has done a terrific job creating this area at the waterfront. There's a swimming area, water park, wave pool, wonderful boardwalk and more. You can have a great walk around the area, stopping at one of many restaurants and bars. It's a very pleasant day out.

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