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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

Oaks Élan Darwin

Oaks Élan Darwin

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (255 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$113

    H on Smith Hotel

    H on Smith Hotel

    81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (605 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$113

      Rydges Darwin Central

      Rydges Darwin Central

      21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (869 reviews)

        Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

        from NZ$123

        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 (392 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$161

          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 (816 reviews)

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

            from NZ$180

            Travelodge Resort Darwin

            Travelodge Resort Darwin

            64 Cavenagh St, Darwin, NT
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.1 out of 5 (994 reviews)

              This family-friendly Darwin hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Darwin Waterfront. ...

              from NZ$142

              Argus Hotel Darwin

              Argus Hotel Darwin

              13 Shepherd Street, Darwin, NT
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (231 reviews)

                Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.6 ...

                from NZ$125

                Darwin City Hotel

                Darwin City Hotel

                59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.2 out of 5 (48 reviews)

                  Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Crocosaurus Cove, The Esplanade, and Parliament House. Bicentennial Park and Government ...

                  from NZ$104

                  DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

                  DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

                  122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (542 reviews)

                    This family-friendly Darwin hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

                    from NZ$148

                    Club Tropical Resort Darwin

                    Club Tropical Resort Darwin

                    622 Lee Point Road, Lee Point, NT
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (217 reviews)

                      Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Darwin Harbour and Casuarina Beach. Casuarina Square and Casuarina Coastal Reserve are also within ...

                      from NZ$160

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