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A Week of Darwin Family Fun

Surprise the family with somewhere special and totally unique where they can hold baby crocodiles, feed local fish, splash around at the Darwin Waterfront and gorge themselves on the fresh, local produce. While based at the CBD located DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin you’ll be just minutes from most of your itinerary spots as well as many other eateries and tourist hotspots. This package shows off the best Darwin has to offer families who are after a different holiday away so pack up the kids and get ready for a fantastic family experience!

Note: price based on 2 adults & 2 children under 12 years. Supplements will apply in addition to website pricing if children are older or if extra children are travelling. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire.

Inclusions


  • 7 night stay in Darwin at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin in 2 x adjoining guest rooms including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • DoubleTree cookie per person
    • 15% off food and beverage at Poolside Restaurant
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Late checkout at 1pm
  • Family entry to the Wave Lagoon at the Darwin Waterfront
  • Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Family pass to Crocosaurus Cove including a photo with a baby crocodile
  • Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Family pass to Aquascene for the Fish Feeding experience
  • Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour with detailed commentary

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.

7 nights from:
$2,396

Valued up to:
$3,284

Offer ends:
30 June 2019

For travel until 31 March 2020

Choose your travel option


Itinerary


Accommodation:


You’ll begin your Darwin holiday based at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin located in the centre of the city’s CBD while still overlooking the open harbour and giving great views of the waterfront esplanade. Relax in the contemporary styled, elegant rooms at the end of your days of adventure. If you don’t feel like straying far for food you can dine at Mitchell’s restaurant within the hotel and enjoy its innovative Australian cuisine. Spend an afternoon with the family in the high-floor outdoor pool and a later check out time of 1pm also means a relaxing end to your family 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 while the kids can enjoy a choice of meals including chicken nuggets and chips and cheese and tomato pizza.


Another historic Darwin food lover's-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf which is conveniently located right next to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility & Bombing of Darwin Harbour Attraction. Here you and your family can have fresh fish and chips which can be enjoyed while taking in the panoramic ocean views and the famed Darwin sunsets.


What to do:


Spend an afternoon at the Darwin Waterfront relaxing on the banana lounges or on shady patches of lawn in the palm-lined Recreation Lagoon while the kids enjoy tube-riding, boogie-boarding and bucket-loads of fun in the Wave Lagoon. 


You and the family will experience some of Darwin’s fantastic wildlife at the exciting Crocosaurus Cove, including a photo with a baby crocodile. Rated one of the best tourist experiences in Darwin, this tourist hot-spot allows you to get up close and personal with a multitude of reptiles, turtles and other animals, as well as providing fun activities such as fishing for crocs and informative shows throughout the day.  If you’re feeling brave, you can also have a go at the once-in-a-lifetime crocodile experience known as the Cage of Death (at additional cost).


At Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary, you and the family will have the amazing opportunity to hand-feed fish in the tranquil tropical waters of Darwin’s Doctors Gully. Since the 1950s this unique natural phenomenon has been occurring with hundreds of wild fish shedding their normal shyness to be willingly hand-fed at high tide to the delight of tourists and locals alike.


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Big Bus Darwin 24 hour 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 12 drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and the informative Darwin Military Museum.


If you are visiting Darwin between 1 November 2019 and April 2020 you will have the pleasure of experiencing ‘Tropical Light’- an outdoor exhibition featuring 8 site specific illuminated sculptures activating Darwin’s city parks. This wondrous collection of new and existing work has been created by world renowned artist Bruce Munro, which reflect the artist’s experiences of visiting Australia and the Northern Territory. The exhibition is connected by a centralised self-guided path to wander along with each piece intended to inspire interest during the day and hold special significance when illuminated at night. ‘Tropical Light’ is a free event that opens November 1st 2019 and runs until 30th April 2020 and can be viewed at your leisure with the best viewing time onwards from 7pm till 10pm daily. ‘Tropical Light’ is set to be one of the largest trails of art in the Northern Territory with the exhibition path also having stunning local works from Darwin artists to discover. 



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. 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 30 June 2019. For travel until 31 March 2020. Seasonal supplements apply for travel between 1 May – 30 June 2019 & 1 July – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates apply (15-17 June & 3-5 August 2019) and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 8 May 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 and 2 children under 12 years. 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.