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Things to do in Parap

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Published February 7th 2018
A day with whole family
Parap is an inner suburb in Darwin which offers some interesting and unique activities for the whole family.

Parap had an important role during WWII in Darwin. Ross Smith Avenue, the main road in Parap, was an airfield runway which was used as a civil and military airfield from 1919 to 1946. You can see some memorabilia at 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum, plus lots of old cars and motorbikes as the museum is home to the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club.



Parap Road Safety Centre, Parap, Darwin, Parap Market, Parap swimming pool, 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum
The corner of Qantas Hangar building that hit by bomb during WWII in Darwin


Next to Qantas Hangar is Parap Road Safety Centre, a place where children can play and learn how to ride a bike in a safe off-road environment.

Parap Road Safety Centre, Parap, Darwin, Parap Market, Parap swimming pool, 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum


Parap Road Safety Centre, Parap, Darwin, Parap Market, Parap swimming pool, 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum
Road signs at Parap Road safety Center


One building that very prominent in Parap with its huge dome is Parap pool. Parap pool is part of Parap Recreation Centre, which also has a tennis court, basketball court and netball court.

You can't go to Parap without visiting the famous all year round market. Parap Market is one of Darwin's longest running markets, which is famous for its diverse food styles, arts and crafts and relaxed atmosphere.

Parap Road Safety Centre, Parap, Darwin, Parap Market, Parap swimming pool, 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum
Asian greens at Parap Market


Parap Road Safety Centre, Parap, Darwin, Parap Market, Parap swimming pool, 1934 Qantas Hangar Museum
Enjoying Parap Market


Parap also has some unique eateries, art galleries, boutique shops and much more to discover.
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