Wander the waterfront and cool off
Pick up your hire car and head off from your accommodation. Spend your first day getting into the swing of Darwin-time. Life up here is leisurely; time is elastic. You may want to start your trip with a wander along the Darwin Waterfront before washing off the worries of world with a dip in the Recreation Lagoon. Right next door, the legendary Wave Pool beckons, where a palm-fringed swimming pool turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding bucket of fun when the siren signals the start of the swell or you could simply relax and kick back on a sunbed.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch
After your swim, treat yourself to a mouthwatering lunch at one of the waterfront’s high-end restaurants. The order of the day is impeccable Vietnamese, Mexican or seafood, served up at one of the waterfront’s renowned restaurants. Enjoy wood grill cooking, sensationally fresh, seasonal, local produce and a glass of your favourite chilled beverage to celebrate your arrival to the Top End … after all, you are on holidays.
Shop for something special
Following your long lunch, head into the CBD for a spot of shopping. Not just any old shopping, though. On a luxury trip like this, you’ll find boutique shops and galleries with products unique to the Top End including some of the nation’s most revered Aboriginal artworks, sculpture and textiles. And why not treat yourself or your loved one to a crocodile accessory or an inimitable Paspaley pearl while you’re in true pearling territory?
Sample the best of local produce
At the end of your first day, settle in at Wharf One to dine on delicious local produce that has been impeccably prepared and delivered to your waterside table. Whether you fancy some cured Northern Territory barramundi or perhaps a mouth-wateringly tender Wagyu rump, feast up – you’ve got an amazing few days ahead of you.