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- 3/5/7 night stay in Darwin at the Rydges Darwin Central in a twin queen room
- Daily breakfast
- Free WiFi
- 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus sightseeing pass with detailed commentary
- Half Day Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure
- Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
**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.
While staying at the Rydges Darwin Central Hotel, you’ll be based in the very heart of the vibrant and historic 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:
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 which is conveniently located right next to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility & Bombing of Darwin Harbour Attraction. Here you 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:
A Jumping Crocs Nature & Adventure sees you enjoying an exciting, yet also relaxing cruise up Adelaide River which is home to over 1,600 crocodiles. On your river journey you’ll find yourself up close with these fascinating prehistoric creatures and witness them impressively leaping for a taste of buffalo meat. Their strength and speed when hungry will impress you! Along the way your guide will inform you about these crocodiles valuable place within the eco system as well as their interesting biology and territorial habits. While cruising, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the local birdlife. A stop at Windows on the Wetlands Visitor Centre will teach you more about the variety of wildlife within the area as well as it’s Aboriginal history. You can also enjoy views across the vast Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Hop on Hop off Bus 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.
On sale until 28 February 2019. Advertised price based on travel until 30 April 2019 & 1 November – 30 December 2019. Supplement will apply for travel from 1 May – 31 October 2019. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 15 January 2019 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply. 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.