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You’ll begin your Ultimate Darwin Adventure based at the Hilton Darwin located in the centre of the city’s CBD with stunning views over Darwin Harbour. Relax by the outdoor pool or take a short walk to nearby shopping, entertainment and dining. Staying in a guest room, inclusions are daily buffet breakfast, free WiFi, free in room movies and 15% off Food and Beverage at Mitchell’s restaurant and Bar offering innovative Australian cuisine. 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.
A new addition to Darwin’s dining scene is Little Miss Korea, tucked away in Austin Lane, this chic industrial restaurant opened in 2015 by celebrity chef, Chung Jae. Offering a unique take on Korean Charcoal BBQ you will be spoilt for choice when ordering with dishes such as Bao Bun, dumplings or Korean pancake and signature dishes of Mushroom Wonton and Jaeyuk Gui.
What to do:
Spine-tingling excitement with low level scenic flights aboard our powerful floatplanes. Exhilarating water landings on Sweets lagoon. Heart-pumping watery action on our supercharged airboat. Leisurely cruising through pristine wetlands and monsoonal rainforests. Close encounters with Australia’s extraordinary wildlife including crocodiles and water buffalo. Incredible scenery. Remote, secluded and peaceful. Friendly, fun and professional guides have your safety and your enjoyment at heart.
Continue your Top End adventure with an exciting guided helicopter tour above Darwin and the rugged terrain of the Northern Territory. Flying high above the skyline your scenic flight will show off Darwin’s pristine coast, abundant birdlife and unique landscape while you also learn about the bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracy. Don’t forget to also keep an eye out for crocodiles!
If you are visiting Darwin between 1 November 2019 and April 2020 you will have the pleasure of experiencing ‘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. ‘Tropical Light’ is a free event that opens November 1st 2019 and runs until 30th April 2020 and can be viewed at your leisure with the best viewing time onwards from 7pm till 10pm daily. ‘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 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 June 2019. For travel until 28 October 2019. Blackout dates 28-30 April, 1-2 May, 1-7 June, 13-17 June, 25-27 July, 2-5 August & 16-18 September 2019. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as at 2 May 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.