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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?
Thinking about an adventure in the Outback? You can experience full-service bookings at great value to help get you to the destination you seek. For great deals, bundle flights with hotels in a Darwin holiday package on Wotif. Start your search today, and get ready for your Top End adventure!

Things to do in Darwin

Don't want to have an ordinary trip away? Then it's time to try something entirely different! After all, it's those new experiences that make travelling so much fun.

Pack your bags and get set for some unforgettable experiences in Darwin. After things to do? We'd recommend the following:


Guide to Exploring Darwin

Top Darwin Hotels

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (299 reviews)

    Located in Darwin City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are ...

    from NZ$125

    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 (502 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$142

      Novotel Darwin CBD

      Novotel Darwin CBD

      100 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.1 out of 5 (540 reviews)

        Located in Darwin City Centre, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are also within ...

        from NZ$132

        Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

        Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

        6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (323 reviews)

          Located in Darwin City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall, Maningrida Arts & Culture and Darwin Waterfront. Crocosaurus ...

          from NZ$137

          Mantra on the Esplanade

          Mantra on the Esplanade

          88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (567 reviews)

            Located in Darwin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are also ...

            from NZ$126

            Novotel Darwin Airport

            Novotel Darwin Airport

            2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (567 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 ...

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              Mantra Pandanas

              Mantra Pandanas

              43 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (776 reviews)

                Located in Darwin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are ...

                from NZ$115

                Cullen Bay Resort

                Cullen Bay Resort

                26-32 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay, Larrakeyah, NT
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.2 out of 5 (580 reviews)

                  Located in Cullen Bay, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cullen Bay Marina and Mindil Beach. The Esplanade and Crocosaurus Cove are also ...

                  from NZ$98

                  Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

                  Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

                  7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (647 reviews)

                    Located in Darwin City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are ...

                    from NZ$160

                    Hilton Darwin

                    Hilton Darwin

                    32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (558 reviews)

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

                      from NZ$166

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