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A Darwin Escape

Located centrally in Darwin you will have the perfect base for exploring the city’s attractions with Big Bus Darwin and discovering some of Darwin’s extensive history at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility Darwin including the interactive Bombing of Darwin exhibition. Your included meals at Hotel Darwin and Stokes Hill Wharf, both popular with the locals, are also within walking distance making this an enjoyable, stress-free holiday.


Inclusions


  • 7 night stay in Darwin at the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade in a guest room including daily breakfast, a DoubleTree cookie per person on arrival, 15% off Food & Beverage at Aqua restaurant, WiFi, parking & late checkout to 1pm.
  • 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
  • Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off pass with detailed commentary
  • Entrance to the Royal Flying Doctor Service facility, including the Bombing of Darwin exhibition

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.

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7 nights from:
NT Now price

$659pp

Summer sale price

$559pp


Valued up to:

$838pp

Offer ends:
31 Jan 2022

For travel until 31 March 2023. Pricing based on the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin for travel 1 November 2021 - 31 March 2022. Seasonal surcharges apply outside these dates and blackout dates may apply.

Itinerary


Accommodation:


The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is centrally located next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooks the palm-lined esplanade, with stunning ocean views also available from select rooms. All rooms have been newly refurbished, and the hotel also boasts the largest outdoor swimming pool in Darwin, as well as free WiFi, a fitness room and beauty salon. While being located on the esplanade, the DoubleTree is also within walking distance of many Darwin hotspots, eateries and shopping areas. A later check out time of 1pm will also mean a relaxing end to your stay in Darwin.



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 and even kangaroo pie.


Another historic Darwin food lover's-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf. Here you can enjoy fresh fish and chips from a choice of eateries while taking in the panoramic ocean views and the famed Darwin sunsets.


What to do:


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.


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Big Bus Darwin Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour 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.



Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including QantasVirgin AustraliaJetstar 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. 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 January 2022. For travel until 31 March 2023. Pricing based on the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin for travel 1 November 2021 - 31 March 2022. Seasonal surcharges apply outside these dates and blackout dates may apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 30 April 2021 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 per person twin share. 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.


NT Summer Sale bookings must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

1. Every traveller 18 years and over within each booking must provide a digital certificate issued by the Australian Government which states the individual to whom the certificate is issued has received all required COVID-19 vaccinations.

2. Travel must be booked within the campaign period of 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

3. Travel departure must occur by or on 31 March 2022.

4. The booking must be valued at a minimum of $1,000 (inclusive of GST) to qualify for the NT Summer Sale discount.

5. The booking can include any bookable flight, accommodation, tour, attraction or hire vehicle inbound to, or within the NT.

6. All bookings must have a minimum of 80% of the total product value spent in the NT.

7. Intra-territory travel by vaccinated NT residents is eligible. Discount will not apply to interstate travel components for NT residents.

8. Full conditions can be found here.