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.
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.
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.
Asian greens at Parap Market
Enjoying Parap Market
Parap also has some unique eateries, art galleries, boutique shops and much more to discover.