City Stay – Darwin
Experience the unhurried and relaxed lifestyle of the top end in the Northern Territory capital Darwin. Balmy nights, colourful characters and outdoor adventures make Darwin the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or Family holiday with markets, crocodiles and cruises to keep everyone entertained.
Delicious Food Scene
The city’s location means there are strong Asian influences in the city, especially at the night markets and energetic food scenes. From flavour-packed laksas and expertly brewed espressos, Darwin blends street-style food with Asian influences with hip and artful cafes. Start with the restaurants in the city centre and waterfront precinct before venturing out to the suburbs or weekly markets for more delights. If you are planning a day trip outside of Darwin make sure you pick up a picnic platter from the family-run Crazy Acres at Berry Springs Nature Park, filled with local delights to keep you satisfied during your day out!
Go Crazy For Crocodiles
One of the biggest attractions in Darwin would have to be the opportunity to see saltwater crocodiles up close! The whole family can interact with crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove right in the centre of Darwin, feed baby crocs yourself, or even take a swim with the crocodiles in a perspex enclosure. Another option is to take a cruise on the Adelaide River and watch the huge crocs jump out of the water, with an estimated four crocodiles per square kilometre you are sure to see several crocodiles!
Experience Aboriginal Culture
Home to the Larrakia people, the oldest living culture is thriving in Darwin, Aboriginal sculptures and public artworks can be found all over the city, there are endless opportunities to experience the Aboriginal culture. Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens or Smith Street Mall and learn more about the Aboriginal seasons or the use of native plants for traditional purposes. Darwin is also one of Australias most vibrant art destinations with plenty of opportunities to view or even purchase home some Aboriginal art to take home.
See The Amazing Views
There is no shortage of stunning views and unforgettable sunsets in Darwin, head to the Mindil Beach Markets and rub shoulders with the locals as they shop, eat and relax on the beach watching the sun go down.
Get Out Of The City
Darwin is the ideal starting point or stopover before exploring Kakadu, Litchfield or any of the National Parks.