Step into the warmth of the Top End
As soon as you land in Darwin and step out into the tropical air, feel the tension release. With tropical temperatures cool to warm all year round, the air envelopes you and makes you feel right at home.
Book a room that suits your style
Check out More than a room, a boutique accommodation service that offers up a great range of options for your two-night stay in Darwin. Whether you want to set up camp in the salubrious surrounds of Cullen Bay, find a room with a view on the waterfront or stay in the heart of the CBD, there are choices aplenty to suit all tastes and budgets.
Soothe the soul with a Segway tour
There’s something incredibly calming about lush green gardens. Throw in a smooth Segway tour and you’re on your way to lazy town. The George Brown Botanic Gardens cover 42 hectares, featuring a large collection of north Australian and other tropical species. Your 1.5 hour Segway tour takes you through the most beautiful sections of the park, from the Boab plains to the Monsoon Forest (where you can pause a while to feed the fish), to the high ground of the Cycad park. After the tour, retreat to your favourite part of the park and lie back under a palm tree, feeling the gentle Darwin breeze blow over you or grab a coffee and bite to eat on-site at Eva's Botanic Gardens cafe. Bliss.
Meander the Mindil markets
The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are a Darwin icon. Open on Thursday and Sunday nights in the Dry (April to October) from 4pm to 9pm, these markets pull in people from far and wide. Choose from a mouthwatering array of food stalls, featuring cuisine from Turkey, Greece, Sri Lanka, South America, North Africa, India and all over South East Asia. Enjoy a picnic dinner on the beach or treat yourself to the VIP sunset lounge – either way, feast up and chill out while watching a spectacular tropical sunset. Then, meander the laneways of eclectic market stalls, which are home to masseurs, tarot readers, leatherworkers, Aboriginal artists, tailors, handmade jewellers and more.