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Five places to watch a Darwin sunset

It’s hard not to fall in love with a place where the whole town stops to watch the sunset. Travellers flock to the Top End every year to witness the spectacular sunsets that Darwin has become known for producing. If you are seeking dreamy skies, look no further because we have compiled a list of a few of the best places to watch the day fade away.

Mindil Beach

You’ll find that the iconic Mindil Beach sunset always draws a crowd. On Thursdays and Sundays (April – October), you can head down to the buzzing Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and wander through the various craft and food stalls. Once the time comes, grab some tasty treats and meander down to the sand to watch the sun melt into the ocean. If the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets don’t pique your interest why not visit Mindil Beach Casino and Resort to take in the technicolour sky? The resort has a plethora of ways to take in the sunset, such as sipping cocktails at the beachfront bars, walking on the resort's lawns or floating away in their infinity pool.

Darwin Harbour

The Darwin Harbour is filled with wartime history, larger than Sydney harbour and happens to be a wicked place to watch the sun go down. The sky lights up in flaming hues of orange that contrasts the ocean perfectly! You can watch from the shore and take in the spectacular colours. However, for a unique perspective take a Darwin Harbour cruise and enjoy a tropical sunset over sparkling wine and nibbles. Cape Adieu Harbour Cruises and Darwin Harbour Cruises are just a couple of the tours you can set sail on in seek of the perfect sunset.

Nightcliff Foreshore

Do as the locals do and head down to Nightcliff foreshore to watch the sun go down. The foreshore is often buzzing with people enjoying the tropics all year and is the perfect place for a sunset picnic or to catch some of the pop up food trucks. The Nightcliff foreshore’s shared footpath is riddled with BBQ facilities, playgrounds and work out equipment. There is something for everyone at this lively hangout and it’s nothing but pure magic once the tangerine glow of the sunset covers the place.

Cullen Bay

Cullen Bay is a foodie’s haven that delivers sunsets that are certainly worth the hype. You can take your own chairs or picnic rug and set up on Cullen Beach or watch from one of the neighbouring restaurants. Regardless of what you choose, you are in for a spectacular sympathy of colour courteously of Mother Nature.

Fannie Bay

Fannie Bay is full of laid-back seaside clubs that are perfect for taking in sundown while enjoying the ocean breeze and making the most of the tropical weather. Some highlights in the area are Darwin Trailer Boat Club, Darwin Sailing Club and Darwin Ski Club as well as the stunning East Point Reserve with BBQ areas and playgrounds scattered throughout the coastline making it the perfect places to take in an extraordinary Darwin sunset.


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