Formerly Skycity Darwin, Mindil Beach Casino Resort is set on 30 acres of lush tropical gardens and a stunning beachfront setting yet still only moments from the CBD. Experience magnificent dining options with over 8 award winning restaurants and bars, relax in the INFINITY pool, indulge in a treatment at the Lagoon Day Spa or laze on the private white sand beach. Also on-site is the popular Mindil Beach Casino offering a range of 24-hour gaming and entertainment.
Where to eat:
You’ll find yourself dining at iL Piatto, located within Mindl Beach Resort Casino, one of Darwin’s most popular Italian restaurants. Offering classic Italian cuisine and delicious wood-fire pizzas amid a chic and contemporary setting with a modern open kitchen. Enjoy rustic pasta dishes or perhaps a traditional antipasto platter in the relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the stunning views over the Arufura Sea.
What to do:
Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a modern day market in the heart of the tropics. Located on the iconic strip overlooking Mindil Beach, the market features over 200 stalls of amazing food, local art, crafts and intriguing buys. It operates every Thursday and Sunday 4pm to 9pm from 25 April to 31 October. Be sure not to miss a famous Mindil Beach sunset while you are there.
Darwin has so much to offer from Asian flavoured markets, crocodile encounters, sunset harbour cruising and the surrounding area is also home to two World heritage-listed National Parks - Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks. This tropical paradise is a foodie’s dream with eateries featuring authentic food from a variety of countries. Discover one of the many bustling local markets and explore the city’s extensive military history on an informative tour.
There are plenty of day trips from Darwin including a visit to Litchfield National Park and its abundance of waterfalls, massive Cathedral Termite Mounds and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Head in the opposite direction on a ferry ride to the Tiwi Islands where you’ll learn why they call it the ‘Isle of Smiles’. Explore even more with a couple of days in Kakadu, Australia’s biggest National Park.
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 30 September 2019. For travel until 31 October 2019. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. * Mindil Beach markets only operate on Thursday & Sunday and the package stay must include at least one of these days. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 13 August 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 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.