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Holidays To Darwin

Australia's tropical capital is a bustling mix of frontier town and modern city. 

Darwin is the ideal starting point for adventures to Kakadu National Park and other Top End natural areas, since it still has one foot in the past. It's also different from most coastal cities because its main draws include inland activities, not simply the beaches.

Things to Do in Darwin
To get out and play, consider a nature tour to the bush of Arnhem Land, cruise through the mangrove swamps or Mary River wetlands in search of salties or adventure to the giant termite mounds and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Darwin holidays can also have speedboat tours and float plane rides, or you can choose from several crocodile tours. 

You can explore important Northern Territory history facts at the Defence of Darwin Experience, a multimedia facility located next to the Darwin Military Museum, both of which provide insights about the region's World War II involvement. Military history lovers will be eager to see aircraft on display at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre. Book rooms as part of Darwin packages to discover more. 

Why not explore the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory? You'll have the chance to view intriguing Aboriginal art and other displays. To truly go afield when booking Darwin holiday packages, you might want to consider a car hire in Darwin to bring flexibility to your itinerary. Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is about a 150-kilometre drive to the east. The natural wonder and ancient culture on display are well worth the drive.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
To explore a taste for local life when on your Darwin holiday, go to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, open Thursday and Sunday evenings from April through October. As the sunset dips into the Arafura Sea, wander among the arts and crafts vendors while sampling the great food. Delve further into the Aboriginal culture when you learn about important traditions and try your hand at blowing a didgeridoo. Visit the shops and vendors selling local, handmade artefacts for unique gifts to take home.

With Darwin's cultural diversity, dining options are aplenty downtown. You'll find much to admire, and your taste buds will thank you, when you eat out at the numerous waterfront restaurants. From Vietnamese and Indian to modern Australian and Greek, the food culture in Darwin always delights.

During your nightlife adventures in town, you can take in a theatre show or orchestra performance, or dance to the beat at a nightclub. Don't forget to head near the city centre and waterfront for neighbourhood pubs ready to quench your thirst with a good beer.

What's Next?
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Guide to Exploring Darwin

Top Darwin Hotels

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (808 reviews)

    Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Marrara Sports Complex and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Casuarina Beach. TIO Stadium and Casuarina ...

    from NZ$100

    Novotel Darwin Airport

    Novotel Darwin Airport

    2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (561 reviews)

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Marrara Sports Complex and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Casuarina Beach. TIO Stadium and Casuarina Square ...

      from NZ$105

      Oaks Élan Darwin

      Oaks Élan Darwin

      31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (282 reviews)

        Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

        from NZ$101

        Palms City Resort

        Palms City Resort

        64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (674 reviews)

          Located in Darwin City Centre, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

          from NZ$88

          DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

          DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

          116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.1 out of 5 (405 reviews)

            Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

            from NZ$119

            DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

            DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

            122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (563 reviews)

              This family-friendly Darwin hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Entertainment Centre. Crocosaurus Cove and Smith ...

              from NZ$119

              H on Smith Hotel

              H on Smith Hotel

              81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (626 reviews)

                Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade, Darwin Entertainment Centre and Crocosaurus Cove. The USS Peary Memorial ...

                from NZ$100

                Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

                Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

                Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (827 reviews)

                  Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is steps away from Mindil Beach and SKYCITY Casino. George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Cullen Bay Marina are also ...

                  from NZ$141

                  H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

                  H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

                  105 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.2 out of 5 (189 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Darwin, this aparthotel is steps away from Darwin Entertainment Centre.

                    from NZ$79

                    Hilton Darwin

                    Hilton Darwin

                    32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (619 reviews)

                      Located in Darwin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maningrida Arts & Culture and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.9 mi (3 ...

                      from NZ$119

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