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Darwin Sights and Delights

Want the freedom to explore the Top End however you please without the headache of organising accommodation and food? Then this is the travel deal for you! While based at the CBD-located Rydges Darwin Central you’ll be in a great spot to explore the many attractions of the Northern Territory’s capital city. From impressive art galleries, local shops and an abundance of markets to the exciting Darwin Waterfront and a sunset cruise on the Darwin Harbour, you won’t be bored exploring Darwin!

4 nights from:
$758

Valued up to:
$1,192

Offer ends:
15 May 2019

For travel until 30 April 2019 & 1 October – 30 November 2019. Seasonal supplement applies for travel from 1 – 31 May 2019 & 1 June – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates apply.

Inclusions


  • 4 night stay in Darwin at Rydges Darwin Central in a twin queen room including: 
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Room upgrade (subject to availability upon check in)
  • 48 hour Hop on Hop off Bus sightseeing pass with detailed commentary
  • 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
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Harbour Cruise
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.

Departing from To Darwin return
Adelaide Prices from $418.00 per person
Brisbane Prices from $378.00 per person
Canberra Prices from $520.00 per person
Hobart Prices from $540.00 per person
Melbourne Prices from $378.00 per person
Sydney Prices from $378.00 per person
Perth Prices from $398.00 per person

Flight conditions: Subject to availability at all times. Based on economy airfares only. Flight prices valid for sale until 30 April 2019. Not all flights are direct. For select travel dates until 18 December 2019, seasonality and blackout dates apply. Contact us to check availability and book your flights.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


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:


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.

A Charles Darwin Sunset Harbour Cruise will allow you to experience the city’s famed sunsets while relaxing on the waters of Darwin Harbour. As the sky lights up in flaming reds, oranges and yellows you can take in the mesmerising view from the Sun Deck while enjoying this relaxing two- and half-hour cruise. Commentary on the Harbour and Darwin’s extensive history throughout will keep you informed about your surroundings while a licensed on-board bar means well priced drinks and snacks to enjoy while taking in the spectacularly colourful visuals of a Darwin sunset. Speak to one of our NT Now travel specialists if you would like to upgrade your cruise to include dinner for an extra fee.

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.


Package terms


On sale until 15 May 2019. For travel until 30 April 2019 and 1 October – 30 November 2019. A seasonal supplement will apply for travel from 1 May – 31 May 2019 and 1 June – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates may apply (10 – 16 June, 30 July – 6 August 2019) and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 18 March 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 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.