Not as famous as some of the other National Parks in Darwin (namely Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park) but the Charles Darwin National Park does offer visitors a day trip that is only about 6km from Darwin City. This particular National Park protects the wetlands of Port Darwin and the 36 mangrove species occurring in the Port's bays and islands.
Interestingly the area was also a prominent defence site during World War II.
There are plenty of walking and cycle tracks to choose from and the old war bunkers and shelters are still there for visitors to see. Take a picnic and soak up the historical site with all its natural beauty.
A visit to Darwin simply isn't complete without sampling one of the famous and culturally diverse National Parks that are on offer in this incredible part of Australia. Make sure you check what the weather is going to be like when you plan a visit as Darwin is notorious for being stifling hot at certain times of year.