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Food & wine

Food & wine

With more than 50 nationalities making up its population and its proximity to great wine regions, diners will be spoilt for choice in the Territory.

Ditch the dining room for an open-air market or the endless waters of the Northern Territory and feast on unrivalled fresh flavours prepared with colourful influences.

You’re guaranteed fresh in the Northern Territory’s culinary hotspots, with barramundi, prawns, squid and mud crabs commonplace on menus, prepared with Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Greek, Indian, and traditional Aboriginal influences. Take a Territory food tour to uncover the best regional produce.

Readily available ice-cold beer or crisp Australian sauvignon blanc are best to wash down the exotic fare. For something different, try the locally produced fruit-based wines, like the mango wines from Red Centre Farm.

Dining in Darwin

Choose to dine in the epicurean centre of the Northern Territory and you’ll be tossing up whether to tuck into tropical delights at open air markets, snap up seafood straight off the boat at Darwin Fish Market, take a harbour-side dinner cruise, or make a reservation at plush eateries like Char Restaurant, Hanuman, and Evoo.

Indulging in the Red Centre

Book a table in sophisticated Alice Springs eateries, or overcome initial hesitation and return for second helpings of ‘feral foods’ like emu, crocodile, kangaroo, and buffalo with damper. Take a bush tucker tour around Alice Springs and learn about the fruits, seeds, and nuts that have sustained the lives of Aboriginal people for generations.

Eating around Uluru

Join Aboriginal guides on a tour around Uluru to discover the hunting and gathering ways of the local Anangu people. For the ultimate food and wine experience, plump for the Sounds of Silence or Tali Wiru dinners and indulge in gourmet delicacies in the shadow of the awe-inspiring Uluru.

Food and wine events

Celebrate food and wine at events all around the Territory, from mud crab weigh-ins beyond Darwin and barramundi fishing competitions in Arnhem Land, to the annual Darwin Wine Expo and Taste Darwin.

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