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Ultimate Darwin City Escape


While staying at the ideally located Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront in the city’s CBD, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the many attractions of the NT’s capital city including close locations like the CBD’s vibrant streets, local art galleries and Crocosaurus Cove. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and Hop on Hop off Bus will show you the many interesting facts about the city as you’re immersed in Darwin’s fascinating past. After experiencing the unique city, enjoy the fresh local food at popular eateries and a fun-filled airboat ride around Darwin Harbour.

6 nights from:
$1,558

Valued up to:
$4,000

Offer ends:
28 February 2019

For travel until 26 April 2019 and 16 October – 30 December 2019.

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Inclusions


  • 6 night stay in Darwin at the Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront in a guest room
    • Daily breakfast
    • Free WiFi
  • Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Entry to Crocosaurus Cove including a photo with a baby crocodile
  • 48 hour Hop on Hop off Bus pass with detailed commentary
  • Entry into Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility
  • 45 minute airboat ride with Darwin Airboat Tours to get your adrenaline pumping

**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.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


The Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront provides modern accommodation right next to the Darwin Wave Pool and Beach Lagoon, a lush grassy area to relax on, walking distance to the popular Stokes Hill Wharf and the dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade. The hotel provides a 24-hour reception, gym, free WiFi, a spa and 24-hour room service. Downstairs you’ll find plenty of eateries at your doorstop such as Curve Café & Bar, The Precinct and many more if you have a stroll around the relaxing waterfront area.


Where to eat:


A 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:


You’ll experience some of Darwin’s fantastic wildlife at the exciting Crocosaurus Cove, including a photo with a baby crocodile. Rated one of the best tourist experiences in Darwin, this tourist hot-spot allows you to get up close and personal with a multitude of reptiles, turtles and other animals, as well as providing fun activities such as fishing for crocs and informative shows throughout the day.  If you’re feeling brave, you can also have a go at the once-in-a-lifetime crocodile experience known as the Cage of Death (at additional cost).


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the 24 hour 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 12 drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and the informative Darwin Military Museum.


The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility details two key elements within the Northern Territory’s extensive history. Founded in 1939 by Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has a rich history of heroic tales from the pilots, doctors, nurses and patients that can experienced through life-size holograms, interactive storytelling, touch screen portals and even a decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that you can venture into. Relive the iconic wartime experience through the immersive Virtual Reality of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour 1942 – a movie production whose magnitude has never been seen before in VR.


Experience some of the Northern Territory’s adventurous side by air boating around Darwin Harbour spotting dolphins frolicking in the waves and crocodiles lurking between the twisting mangroves, you’ll get your adrenaline pumping with an airboat fast lap before you head back towards the stunning Darwin skyline.



Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including Qantas, Virgin AustraliaJetstar 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 28 February 2019. For travel until 26 April 2019 and 16 October – 30 December 2019. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as at 27 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 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.