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Darwin Escape - Top End 4 FREE

Located at the relaxing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade 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 the Cavenagh Hotel, both popular with the locals, are also within walking distance making this an enjoyable, stress-free holiday.

Inclusions

  • 7 night stay Darwin at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin in a guest room

Top End 4 FREE Bonus Inclusions:

  • Free Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop on Hop off pass with detailed commentary
  • Free lunch or dinner at the Cavenagh Hotel with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Free entrance to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility Darwin including Bombing of Darwin exhibition
  • Free dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Free Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition
  • Free daily buffet breakfast
  • Free DoubleTree cookie per person
  • Free in room movies
  • 15% off food and beverage at Aqua restaurant
  • Free upgraded room type (subject to availability)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free late checkout to 1pm
7 nights from:
$579pp

Valued up to:
$877

Offer ends:
4 February 2020

For travel until 31 March 2020

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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.


Located in the vibrant heart of Darwin, The Cavenagh Hotel is the perfect spot to dine within the vibrant yet still relaxed atmosphere. Award-winning Chef Lee Amy-Bell and her dedicated team use premium produce to fill the extensive menu with mouth-watering meals like crispy pork belly, a smoked lamb shoulder salad, steaks and more. At the bar you’ll find an impressive wine list, plus 12 beers on tap and a refreshing range of cocktails to delight. 


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.


Bruce Munro ‘Tropical Light’

1 November 2019 – 30 April 2020


If you are visiting Darwin between 1 November 2019 and 30 April 2020 you will have the pleasure of experiencing ‘Bruce Munro 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. ‘Bruce Munro Tropical Light’ is a free event that can be viewed at your leisure with the best viewing time onwards from 7pm till 10pm daily. ‘Bruce Munro 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 4 February 2020. For travel until 31 March 2020. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 9 December 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 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. 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.