Where to wine and dine
Darwin is a foodie couples’ paradise. If you and your boo enjoy Asian fusion cuisine, book a table at Hanuman Restaurant in the heart of the city. A locals tip: Book ahead, as it can get very busy.
If you’re in the mood for romance, why not enjoy a fleeting moment in Paris? The Pearl Darwin is an intimate chic modern French restaurant located down the Vic Arcade in Darwin's Smith St. Mall. Sip on espresso martinis while you say “je t’aime.”
Are you looking to impress with a vista? Spoil your special one at Pee Wee’s At The Point, overlooking Fannie Bay. Savour locally caught tiger prawns with a bottle of chilled pinot gris while sitting alfresco or inside the architecturally-designed restaurant.
If it’s a casual weekend outing with your boo, have a peek at the waterfront restaurant Wharf One which is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Go for the local produce, including food vans along the water – check out the Pizza Van and Needle in a Haystack – and linger for the affogatos and romantic views.
Seeking something truly special? Indulge in a sumptuous seafood dinner at sunset as you sail around Darwin Harbour. Cape Adieu Harbour Cruises will tantalise your tastebuds with freshly shucked oysters, smoked Spanish mackerel, Australian Angus steaks, locally caught fish and seasonal salads. If seafood is your thing, take a stroll with your partner along the Cullen Bay Marina where you can partake in boat watching and a basket of good old-fashioned fish and chips on the waterfront.
Where to stay
If you’re looking to swoon, five-star resort Mindil Beach Casino Resort won’t disappoint. Close to the city, this beachfront resort sits on 30 acres of luscious gardens. After a day of exploring, treat yourselves to a cocktail at the swim-up bar or dine at one of the five restaurants on-site.