Life has been rolling out a little differently for us all, and the social nature of Territorians means we’re missing the experience of being out and about. But just because attending events has been put on hold for now, doesn’t mean you can’t have a darn good time.
Here are some hot tips on how to enjoy the best NT's events, performances and experiences online and what to keep an eye out for this year!
1. Virtual tourism experiences
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the NT boasts some of the most unique things to see and do in the country, with everything from natural wonders to outback dining opportunities galore. Luckily for us, there are still ways to enjoy the Territory we love as tourism businesses bring new experiences to you.
The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens (GBDBG) in Darwin is a must-do, must-see, must-crack-a-bottle-of-champagne-and-enjoy-a-picnic experience… The GBDBG team has taken to social media to share educational videos of the gardens, including the video below of the Banyan Tree.
If dining out is how you get your kicks, then there’s a bunch of exciting ‘dining-in’ experiences to be had. Hilton Darwin has introduced a series of virtual dinner experiences, with food available for delivery or takeaway paired with wine or beer. So far, they’ve put on a Virtual Vegan Wine Dinner and Darwin’s First Virtual Beer Dinner, in addition to grazing platters with French bubbly and more. Cheers to that!
The Territory has the goods when it comes to tunes, and we’re especially lucky to enjoy the traditional and contemporary sounds created by the NT’s incredible Aboriginal community.
Developing East Arnhem has teamed up with Yolngu Radio to present the East Arnhem Live Concert Series – a series of short films with local artists at picturesque sites in East Arnhem Land. East Arnhem is one of Australia's last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture, and sharing culture and connection is something the region prides itself on. In addition to connecting through music, East Arnhem Live supports local artists who are missing out on performing opportunities due to cancellations, whilst giving the rest of us a great insight into traditional East Arnhem Land culture.