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A Darwin Discovery

You won’t find yourself bored in the Northern Territory’s lively capital city while based at the centrally located Palms City Resort! Spend your days learning about Darwin’s extensive history via the Hop on Hop off Bus, air boating around Darwin’s open harbour, discovering the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the bombing of Darwin during WWII, dining in iconic eateries and enjoying the city’s intimate culture.

5 nights from:
$1,158

Valued up to:
$2,333

Offer ends:
31 March 2019

For travel until 30 June 2019 and 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020.

Choose your travel option


Inclusions


  • 5 night stay in Darwin at Palms City Resort in a standard hotel room including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free in-house movies or Foxtel
    • Late checkout at 12pm
    • Receive an upgrade to a Garden Bungalow Room
  • Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • 45 minute Darwin Airboat tour
  • 48 hour Hop on Hop off Bus sightseeing pass with detailed commentary 
  • Entrance to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, including the Bombing of Darwin exhibition
  • Return Darwin airport shuttle transfers
Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking.

Departing from To Darwin return
Adelaide Prices from $418.00 per person
Brisbane Prices from $378.00 per person
Canberra Prices from $520.00 per person
Hobart Prices from $540.00 per person
Melbourne Prices from $378.00 per person
Sydney Prices from $378.00 per person
Perth Prices from $398.00 per person

Flight conditions: Subject to availability at all times. Based on economy airfares only. Flight prices valid for sale until 30 April 2019. Not all flights are direct. For select travel dates until 18 December 2019, seasonality and blackout dates apply. Contact us to check availability and book your flights.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


Palms City Resort, winner of the Best Standard Accommodation in the NT 2015, 2016 and 2017 Brolga Awards, provides a tropical paradise in the vibrant city of Darwin. Thanks to its 2015 refurbishment, the resort provides modern, comfortable rooms with a splash of tropical colour and airiness that oozes relaxation. Throughout the establishment the tropical ambience envelops its guests thanks to lush gardens, cute bungalows and light colours with wooden accents. It also has a 24-hour reception desk, breakfast café, luggage storage, WiFi and a lagoon-style pool to relax in at the end of a day exploring the city.


Where to eat:


You’ll find yourself dining at the iconic Hotel Darwin which dates back to 1940 and has been a long-running watering-hole for the city’s locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak, mouth-watering pizzas and even kangaroo pie.


Another historic Darwin food lovers-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf which is conveniently located right next to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility. The wharf provides a range of alfresco dining within both the Port and Starboard Arcades alongside casual restaurant dining. All eateries specialise in fresh seafood and steak which can be enjoyed while taking in the panoramic ocean views or the famed Darwin sunsets.


What to do:


Experience the Northern Territory’s adventurous side by air boating around Darwin Harbour with Darwin Airboat Tours. Alongside spotting dolphins frolicking in the waves and crocodiles lurking between the twisting mangroves, you’ll get your adrenaline pumping with an airboat fast lap before you head back towards the stunning Darwin skyline.


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Hop on Hop off Bus which will allow you to customise your Darwin experience while also learning interesting facts via the entertaining audio commentary provided on the bus. The popular drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Crocosaurus Cove, Stokes Hill Wharf and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility details two key elements within the Northern Territory’s extensive history. Founded in 1939 by Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has a rich history of heroic tales from the pilots, doctors, nurses and patients that can experienced through life-size holograms, interactive storytelling, touch screen portals and even a decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that you can venture into. Relive the iconic wartime experience through the immersive Virtual Reality of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour 1942 – a movie production whose magnitude has never been seen before in VR.


Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air North.  Flights mainly operate out of Australia’s capital cities and generally take between 3 – 4 hours.


The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. The Darwin Airport Shuttle meets all domestic and international flights and departs from the front of the terminal. Car hire is available from the counters close to the baggage carousels. There are also plenty of taxis available at the airport cab rank and private transfers can be pre-booked.


Darwin can also be reached by The Ghan, from Adelaide or Alice Springs, with trains arriving weekly on Tuesdays. While the rail station is situated a short drive from the city centre, free transfers are offered to all passengers.


For those driving there are a number of entry ways to access Darwin. Most roads are sealed however some are for the more adventurous 4 wheel drivers. If you are coming from Queensland the best route to take is the Overlander’s Way / Barkly Highway from Mt Isa. If you are leaving from Cairns you can take the Savannah Way which is a rugged, unsealed road which crosses the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome. You can also use the Savannah Way as an access from Western Australia. Other roads leading from WA to Darwin include the Tanami Road that runs across the Tanami Desert and to the north the Butine Highway. The drive from South Australia is especially scenic as you follow the Explorer’s Way through Coober Pedy and past the major centres of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine before arriving in Darwin.


Package terms


On sale until 31 March 2019. For travel until 30 June 2019 and 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel between 1 July – 30 September 2019 and blackout dates may apply (12-16 June 2019). Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 6 February 2019 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on 2 adults. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.