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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 including modern furnishings, free WiFi as well as 24-hour reception and a buffet breakfast each morning.
Where to eat:
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:
On your day long Nitmiluk Gorge (formerly Katherine Gorge) and Leliyn (Edith) Falls sightseeing tour you’ll be guided through the famous gorge within the expansive Nitmiluk National Park. Rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna will encompass your senses as you explore the natural haven. Your day will continue with a trip along the longest highway in Australia, the Stuart Highway, before a stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery which is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII. From here you’ll enter the rugged landscape of the National Park before visiting Leliyn (also known as Edith) Falls. Throughout Nitmiluk you’ll see plenty of Aboriginal rock art depicting images steeped in the deep spiritual culture of the traditional owners of the land, the Jawoyn people. It’s then on to a buffet lunch before browsing the Visitor Centre. A relaxing two-hour cruise through the sandstone walls of Nitmiluk Gorge will present you with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, vibrant birdlife and native plants.
While on the Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour, you’ll experience the stunning tropical nature of the famed National Park while also provided with lunch, an experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary. Your first stop will be at the town of Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) before heading on to the magnificent Termite Mounds. It’s then on to view the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to the plunge pool below. Next, you'll enjoy an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest surroundings, before continuing on to the spectacular Tolmer Falls which is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshow bats. Time for lunch at Litchfield Café before finishing the day at the popular Wangi Falls which is the perfect place to end your adventurous Litchfield tour.
Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Big Bus Darwin Hop on Hop off pass 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. 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.
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