Three days in Darwin gives you ample time to tick off major city sights, explore the Northern Territory’s famous national parks, and learn more about the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage. Here’s the ultimate 3-day Darwin itinerary.
Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
The Myilly Point Historic Precinct comprises a group of four houses built in the 1930s by B.C.G. Burnett—the only remaining of this pre-WWII housing style in Darwin. Built for top-tier civil servants, the light and breezy homes are raised for ventilation and painted in pale colors to fit the tropical climate.
Open daily. Burnett House Museum open 10am - 3pm
4 Burnett Place, Darwin, 0820
While the Myilly Point Historic Precinct has four houses, the Audit House, Burnett House, Magistrates House, and Mines House, only the Burnett House is open to the public. Visitors can step inside the Burnett House to visit its museum and wander the grounds to see the exterior façades of the other structures. The historic precinct also hosts a colonial high tea (complete with scones) in the gardens each Sunday afternoon in summer (April to October). Not many tours visit the precinct, making it an excellent way to get off the beaten path.
Things to know before you go
*Myilly Point Historic Precinct is a must-visit for history buffs. *The site is wheelchair accessible. *Don’t forget to bring sun protection if you plan to spend some time in the gardens.
How to get there
Myilly Point is located in Larrakeyah, north of the city, southwest of the Botanical Gardens and south of Mindil Beach Reserve. It's about a 10-minute walk from the city city center.
When to get there
The Myilly Point Historic Precinct is open to visitors Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 1pm. Come on a Sunday for high tea on the verandah.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Myilly Point Heritage Precinct?
What else should I know about attractions in Darwin?
- Mindil Beach
- Cullen Bay
- George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
- Bicentennial Park
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
- Parliament House
- Lyons Cottage
- Magnetic Termite Mounds
- Crocosaurus Cove
- Qantas Hangar
- Darwin Waterfront Precint
- Fannie Bay Gaol
- East Point Reserve
- Defence of Darwin Experience