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Darwin

Darwin is dynamic, different, diverse and constantly evolving as Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. It has a relaxed tropical lifestyle highlighted by many cultural festivals, food and craft markets. It boasts a range of recreational facilities, bushwalks, attractions and markets, there is plenty to do in Darwin with families.

Darwin

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and it is often referred to as our national “gateway” to Asia. It is dynamic, different, diverse and constantly changing.

In Darwin you can take things as fast or as slow as you like. Having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to the air raids during the War and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974,

Darwin is now one of Australia’s most modern capital cities. From bushwalks and suburban markets to being submerged with saltwater crocodiles, it really is your choice of things to do in this tropical city.

Darwin has developed into a thriving, vibrant place, renowned for its colourful characters and large variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and licenced sporting clubs. It is also the entry point to some of the world’s greatest natural and cultural attractions, that are located within a two to three hour drive from the capital.

They can be experienced year round, although the ‘wet’ means they are inaccessible at times. The Wet season, spanning from November until April, is characterized by high levels of humidity followed by monsoonal rains and storms. The ‘Dry” season, from May until October, is characterized by warm, dry, sunny days and cool nights.

The historic Stokes Hill Wharf offers a relaxed friendly atmosphere with seaside alfresco eateries, casual restaurant dining and is a hub for various cruises and tours on beautiful Darwin Harbour.

A relaxed, tropical, place only two kilometers from Darwin’s cosmopolitan CBD ensures Cullen Bay’s reputation as the most desired Top End destination for holiday-makers, sea farers and locals alike.

The main feature of this popular location is the magnificent Cullen Bay Marina, being home to some of the best Restaurants and cafes in Darwin.

There are three major shopping centres, in the City, at Casuarina and at Palmerston with many other shopping centres located throughout the suburbs. They range from both large shops to small boutiques. Casuarina Square contains fantastic shops, cinema and arcade activities for kids.

Marrara is home to all of the sporting organisations and sports fields. TIO stadium is located here, as well as the Rugby fields and new netball centre.

Nightcliff foreshore is a popular recreational green space, complete with a bike path, outdoor exercise equipment, a pool, cafe and even food trucks and open air restaurants.

Darwin literally is a HOT destination. While Aussies in southern parts of Australia are all rugged up on the couch under a blanket in their winter woolies, those in Darwin are basking in the warmth of the sun.

It’s the perfect winter getaway for families! It is perfect for the next school holidays – make sure you go – it is a family haven!

Things to do in the area include:
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

    Within walking distance of all major corporations and attractions, close to shopping precinct and restaurants. Perfect for families.

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  • Rugby NT

    Come play Rugby!!

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  • Freds Pass Show

    Entries now open for schools & students !

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  • The Playshack

    The Playshack is a family recreation centre equiped with jungle gyms, soft contained play structures, slides, and imagination-inspiring play areas for children ages 0 to 12 years.

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  • Argus Hotel

    Embrace modern comfort as one of Darwin's newest CBD accommodation venues. At Argus Hotel, our suites offer private juliet balconies where you can unwind, taking in views over Darwin city.

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  • Casuarina Square

    Find your local shopping centre at Casuarina Square. With over 190 fashion, homewares and lifestyle stores, onsite parking and fresh food market.

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  • Haileybury Rendall School

    Haileybury's acclaimed Academic Program is now being delivered in Darwin and student results are exceeding expectations.

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  • Hilton Darwin

    Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city.

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  • Planet Ten Pin Bowling

    With a 16 lane centre incorporating a Putt Putt course it is a sure hit for families.

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  • Gymnastics NT

    Start Here ... Go Anywhere

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  • Frying Nemo

    Darwin's Fish and Chippery on the waterfront at Tipperary Marina. Serving local wild caught and Australian seafood.

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  • Darwin Entertainment Centre

    The Darwin Entertainment Centre is the best live entertainment venue in the Top End of the NT.

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  • City of Darwin

    Darwin has a relaxed tropical lifestyle highlighted by its many exciting ethnic cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets all over the city.

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  • Flight Path Golf & Outdoor Recreation

    Golf range with 12 undercover hitting bays, 18 hole mini golf course and target archery - fun challenges for all ages.

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  • Karama Shopping Plaza

    The Karama Shopping Plaza serves the Karama - Malak - Sanderson area in Darwins northern suburbs with a Tavern, Woolworths Supermarket, Post Office and other retail shops.

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  • Hockey NT

    Hookin2Hockey, the national junior development program designed by Hockey Australia.

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Esplanade Darwin

    The hotel is family friendly within walking distance of the city center and many historic attractions.

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  • Crocodylus Park

    Hold and smile at a baby reptile or feed a jumping crocodile as you fill your head with fascinating facts about the iconic creatures.

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  • Argus Apartments Drawin

    Argus Accommodation Darwin offers a complete range of room types, for a leisurely stay, adventurous weekend, bringing families together, group getaway, business traveller, and special occasions.

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  • Aquascene

    Hundreds of friendly local wild fish swim to the shallow shoreline where you can hand feed them bread.

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  • Netball NT

    The peak sporting body for netball in the Northern Territory. Providing support to our five Associations in Alice Springs, Darwin, Gove, Katherine and Palmerston.

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  • Darwin Kart Hire

    Darwin Kart Hire - The Fastest Fun in Town

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  • Quest Berrimah

    Quest Berrimah provides Darwin hotel accommodation just 15 minutes from Darwin’s CBD

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  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

    Soak up tropical night air, aromas of foods from all over the world eaten on the beach beneath a magical sunset, and browse the stalls.

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  • Darwin Military Museum

    The Darwin Military Museum is pleased and proud to announce that it is working in association with the Ellwood J Euart Management Team.

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  • Crocosavrus Cove

    Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of the city, is Darwin’s ultimate urban wildlife experience!

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  • Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

    One of the major aviation museums in Australia with displays and information about all things aviation.

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  • Playgroup NT

    Promoting and developing a fun and learning experience for babies and children through Playgroup.

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  • Catholic Education NT

    We share and grow by celebrating Their faith in prayer and reflection, encouraging and caring for each other and all those we serve, acting with truth and compassion.

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