The Tactile Arts building was constructed after Cyclone Tracy as a way to bring people together again and rebuild the community. It is still a member-based community arts organisation supporting artists in the Top End. With ocean views, the gallery is located in the grounds of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Snap up a bite to eat
Once you’ve had your fill of artwork for the morning, it’s time for lunch. Located at the Darwin Waterfront, the style of Snapper Rocks restaurant was guided by the sweeping views of Darwin Harbour. Their love of the ocean and the amazing local produce on offer in the Top End results in a casual, fun, ‘beach-house’ like environment with an incredible seafood menu. Their extensive wine and cocktail list are also a highlight. With award winning staff at the helm of this place, alongside their restaurant practices of sourcing locally and reducing their environmental footprint, this lunch spot ticks all the boxes.
Take the back roads
To walk off your lunch, why not take a Laneway tour? Darwin is alive with colour as you wander the laneways and backstreets to view the large murals and artworks that adorn the building walls. A laneway walking tour enables you to see the best of Darwin’s street art and find out the stories behind the paintings and the emerging artistic talent behind them.
Enjoy an Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Led by Shannon Lee, a young Larrakia man and a member of the large local Cubillo family, this walking tour is a private introduction to the traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture in Darwin. As one of the eight Traditional Owner families of the Darwin region, Shannon’s activities provide participants with an insight into the life of Larrakia people and includes cultural storytelling and various workshops and activities.