Fannie Bay is an enclosed suburb within the capital city of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. The area is rooted in military history and presents a tropical vibe reminiscent of “old Darwin”. Residents and visitors enjoy close beach access and proximity to popular marketplaces and entertainment hubs.
The historic gaol highlights tourist attractions in the Fannie Bay that have been closed since 1979 after nearly a century of use. The gaol now serves as a museum for the public, with the infamous execution gallows being the most notable exhibition. Other area attractions in Fannie Bay include the racetrack and a monument to Ross Smith. Popular nearby local interests are the Parap markets, Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Beach, and Military Museum.
Walking, cycling and personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation around the suburb. The Darwin public bus system routes to Fannie Bay as well.
Ross Smith was one of the most notable people in Fannie Bay history, attributing to the monument erected in honour of his service. Smith was the captain of the Vickers Vimy bombing aircraft that persisted during the First World War era. In addition to being a heavy bomber aircraft, the Vickers Vimy made the first non-stop journey across the Atlantic Ocean.