Fun and adventure are on the menu for this Top End getaway with an adrenaline filled air boat ride on the waters and mangroves surrounding the city and an equally thrilling crocodile feeding experience. Located at the modern Ramada Zen Quarter Darwin you will have the perfect base for exploring the city’s shopping, restaurants and attractions with Big Bus Darwin. Your included meal at Stokes Hill Wharf is both popular with the locals and offers stunning ocean views.
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- 4 night stay in Darwin at the:
- Ramada Zen Quarter Darwin in a 1 Queen Bed Apartment including a welcome drink, Wi-Fi & car parking
- OR Rydges Darwin Central in a standard room including daily breakfast & WiFi.
- Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Big Croc Feed Experience and half day guided tour of Crocosaurus Cove
- Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off pass with detailed commentary
- 1 hour airboat ride with Darwin Adventure Boats Tours* to get your adrenaline pumping
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.
Only 550 meters from the main mall the Ramada Zen Quarter Darwin is easily accessible to the CBD, Darwin nightlife, waterfront precinct, shops and restaurants. The modern air-conditioned apartments each have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and a refrigerator. Guests can relax in their living area which includes a flat-screen TV with free cable channels. Zen has the longest hotel swimming pool in a Darwin Hotel at 28 metres. Enjoy lounging in or beside the pool. An onsite gym will help you stay fit during your stay, or relax at our onsite licensed cafe and restaurant.
While staying at the Rydges Darwin Central Hotel, you’ll be based in the very heart of the vibrant and tropical city and in perfect walking distance to great eateries, shopping locations and tourist hotspots. After a day out exploring you’ll come back and relax in contemporary rooms which feature all your essential amenities and comforts.
Where to eat:
A 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 Adventure Boats. 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.
The Big Croc Feed Experience is a fully guided 1.5 hour tour with experienced reptile handlers plus an introduction to the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles and an up close encounter with some of the largest Saltwater crocodiles on the planet. Here you can hold some of the most unique critters of the Top End and learn more about the land, the seasons and the reptiles of the Top End with full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove also included.
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 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. 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.
On sale until 1 November 2021. For travel until 24 December 2021, price based on Ramada Zen Quarter Darwin package travel 1 November - 24 December 2021. Seasonal surcharges apply outside these dates and blackout dates apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. *Darwin Adventure Boats operation is subject to tide conditions. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 31 August 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 2 adults. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.