Peninsular Apartments Darwin

115 Smith St, Darwin, Top End, 0800, Australia
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Darwin without a car

by usernmea

We are arriving in Darwin from Sydney in late January. Have 4yo kids. We are not going to hire a car.

Any tips?

We would love to have a river cruise or go somewhere out of the city but we don't know if that's possible without hiring a car?


Re: Darwin without a car

by balhannah

Your children would love aquascene where you feed the wild fish, it is in town so no need for a car. check out the website

There are harbour cruises.... there may be other companies, not sure.
Territory wildlife park is good, but without a car, I think you would have to do a tour to there, the same with the "jumping crocodiles"

Re: Darwin without a car

by Ina08

There are a lot of tour operators who organise trips to the Kakadu National park out of Darwin, so no need for a car.
I have randomly picked one aftre googling, but if you get the Lonely Planet or other budget guides you might find other options.

Re: Darwin without a car

by aussirose

Another vote for the Jumping Croc Cruise and the Territory Wildlife Park. We visited last year & Darwin had a fantastic time! However January is the monsoon season in the north of Australia so be prepared for lots of rain. There are a number of tour companies so I wouldn't book anything until you get there. Have a great time!!
Cheers, Ann.

Re: Darwin without a car

by Mikebb

Hi We were in Darwin August this year for 3 or 4 days. There is no need for a car as there is public transport t(bus) to most places, I guess the bus transport runs more frequently on week days than weekends.

The main city district is walkable.We stayed down in the new Convention Centre district, new hotel, however there were many apartments near completion, a 10 minute walk to the city.

They also have small buses ("hop on hop off style") that get you around to the various spots.
On our last day we hired a car, just to drive around , but really did not need it.

The Darwin museum is well worth visiting, has a very good section on Cyclone Tracy.

Litchfield park is worth a day tour. You can also take a day tour to Kakadu.

Plenty of tips on VT, I recommend you visit the Darwin pages of all members who have replied, they will contain excellent information.

Re: Darwin without a car

by albaaust

Agree with everyone...also,where do you plan to stay? I ask this as I was in Darwin in August (too busy to put tips up :() and I did not have a car..walked everywhere...but, there is also a free courtesy bus that travels to a number of locations and stops off at a number of hotels.

As others have said you can book day tours to Litchfield, Kadadu and Katherine just need to get up early!!

The sunset cruise is very nice...there are a number available..again, I will put a tip up about the one I went on in the next week or so..Cape Adieu..we took our own bottle of wine..the food was excellent

Re: Darwin without a car

by aussirose

We went on Cape Adieu too Alice....recommended by our B&B. Had a woderful time!! :o)

Travel Tips for Darwin

Cool shade

by 1+1

As you wander around Darwin, no matter what time of year, it always great to find a nice, cool shady nook where you can sit and relax. Civic Square has a number of these, like this one not far from the Mall.

Darwin Cinema - Birch Carol and Coyle

by skatzcatz

on Mitchell Street along past most of the tourist shops you'll find the only cinema in the City. Prices are the same throught Australia $13 or so i believe, with sometimes cheaper prices before 6pm and tuesdays.

enjoy the movies, after a long day its a great way to relax and like a holiday a great escape.

The Claypot Water Bearer

by robertgaz

On April 23rd 1982 this statue of the Claypot Water Bearer was presented to the City of Darwin by the people from the Greek island of Kalymnos.

It commemorates the founding of their "Sister City" relationship and for forging mutual cultural and commercial interests.

Flightpath Golf

by skatzcatz

Who are we?
'Darwin's golf introduction and improvement centre'
Flight Path Golf & Archery Range is Darwin's only public golf and target archery range. We have been catering for the Top End's social, amateur and professional golfers for nearly four years and have just recently opened the archery facility. Everyone is welcome. There are no club restrictions here so you can practice all your shots any time of the day in a relaxed and friendly environment. See our archery page for session times and details.

New Golf Range Operating Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - 7.30pm
Sat & Sun 8am - 7pm
Public Holidays 9am - 7pm Golf Clubs & balls available for hire.

Dive Site - Bellbird Trawler Wreck

by skatzcatz

A trawler which sank off Lamaroo Beach at the height of Cyclone Tracy. She lies on her side in 15 metres of water and is home to some quite resonable sized fish. A good dive in sheltered waters away from the wind.

20/12/2004: visibility was down to 2 metres, dark and overcast, still a good dive.

typical visibility for Darwin Harbour


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Address: 115 Smith St, Darwin, Top End, 0800, Australia