Darwin Travel Guide

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Darwin Things to Do

  • Mindil Beach Markets

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Mindil Beach Market really is almost a compulsory must do when in Darwin – and it was so good that Lady Gaw and I braved the hoards of tourists and locals and went there twice – and both on the very popular Thursday late afternoon and into the evening. (Market is also open Sunday afternoon/evening). Perhaps one of the great drawing attractions...

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  • Jumping Croc Cruise

    The park is the home of overfed crcodiles. They are ugly, so much so that only their mothers could love them - or not. Crocs are cannibals. The park's crocodiles are overfed so they won't kill each other. The lagoon has a feeding station at which the crocs are encourages to 'jump' into the air and catch a chicken. Note, they do not 'jump', but swim...

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  • Visit Litchfield National Park

    The Falls and pool are iconic. Photographs of swimmers cavorting in the pool beneath the falls appear in "Visit Australia" brochures. Rather than swim, we walked up a footpath through the forest where we could see the falls in a natural state.

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Darwin Hotels

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Darwin Restaurants

  • Buzz Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    22.5.12 - I took my sister to Darwin for a long weekend for a very special birthday. Buzz's cafe was first on my list as I have been previously and enjoyed everything about this place. The view is fantastic, our food was lovely, the service was very very good AND the Appletini's were to die for. We stayed for many hours and had many Appletini's and...

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  • Uncle Sams

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    THE only benefit of finding an entire latex rubber glove in your Asian stir fry is that you're halfway to having a first aid kit for the food poisoning or anaphylaxis you're likely to suffer. One Darwin couple was outraged this week to find a glove buried in a beef noodle dish they bought from a 24-hour take-away outlet. Evelyn Nicholson and Rod...

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  • Hanuman

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!! This was an absolutely fabulous restaurant . The food was interesting, brilliantly presented and although slightly expensive not overly so!! Even though I was by myself I did not feel that conspicious or uncomfortable-the service was good and the staff friendly...thoroughly recommended for something special. Everything... See menu:...

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Darwin Nightlife

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  • TROPIUM

    Darwin nightlife is sooooo one-dimensional. Basically, every bar and club plays the same comercial music on repeat!!!Went to the TROPIUM Free Mindil Beach Party on 1st September 2012 and had the best night i had in Australia. The atmosphere was amazing and the music was absolutely thumping. A good mix of tourists and locals with a sunset to die...

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  • Place for a punt....

    The Sky City Casino is the place to go for a gamble and a flutter and for some great bars, restaurants and excellent eating. I ate in the Sunset Restaurant, which has an excellent value seafood buffet. The casino also offers a variety of entertainment including singers, bands and live music in the Sweethearts lounge,Make sure you check out the Aqua...

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  • Popular with travellers

    The Vic is a place that is very popular with travellers to Darwin. There is usually live music, and it has a decent atmosphere.There is a big screen TV to watch sports, pool tables, video games, slots, and places to just sit and drink with friends. You can sit inside or on the balconies outside.The food isn't too bad either, but I would eat...

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Darwin Transportation

  • Driving in the Top End

    International drivers need to remember our vehicles are right hand drive. Before leaving home ensure your licence is valid in Australia. To be able to drive in Australia, it is necessary to have a driving license with you when driving. If you can show you are a tourist in the country from overseas and your license is in English, you will not need...

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  • Greyhound Croc Stopover Package

    Before my trip to the 2010 VT Meet and Survivor Camp in 2010, I decided to fly into Darwin and use the Greyhound Croc Stopover Package to get from Darwin to Alice Springs. At 269 AUD, it was reasonably priced and included coach travel between Darwin and Alice Springs with 2 stops. One stop was optional and the other was an all inclusive stay at the...

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  • The Ghan

    Tip duplicated on my Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide pages.The Ghan is one of the Australian legendary journeys that I have been reading about since I was a kid and then as I grew up – although there are some who’d say that never did happen – another story for another day perhaps.The Ghan run by Great Southern Railways (GSR) is number 29 on the...

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Darwin Shopping

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  • Ecclectic Collectic

    The Mindil Markets would have to be the most famous of all the markets in Darwin. Held every Thursday and Sunday of the week during the dry the markets is a great place to go to discover the local wares and find lots of little crafts, nik naks, jewellery and items from the usual market crowd and Darwin locals. From paintings to earings to your...

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  • Parappa the rappa

    The Parap Markets are held Saturdays at Parap Shopping Village. One of Darwins older markets it runs year round and it a market of very good quality. Lots to choose from and a really cool atmosphere. It operates between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm. I highly recommend it for a wander one Saturday and pick up a snack for brunch. It has the usual market...

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  • A brand new bag or wallet?

    The skin from crocodiles has long been recognised internationally as a highly durable leather of great individual beauty as a finished product (supple, yet durable and the skin's small, even belly scales).All is good for use in the crocodile, as in the pig! - Crocodile flesh- Crocodile skin Handbags- Crocodile skin Accessories and Gifts- Crocodile...

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Darwin Local Customs

  • Life's a beach!!!

    I love the Aussirose motto: "Life's a beach!!!"It summarize quite well the DownUnder spirit and all local customs. During my first trip to Australia I learned that I should work to live and not live to work ;-)So where is the nearest beach mate?

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  • Darwin Stubbies: That’s not a beer, THIS...

    There’s an Australian brewery advertisement saying “A big, big thirst needs a big, big beer…”. Throughout Australia, the ‘standard longneck’ beer bottle is 750ml (26 fluid ounces), while the normal ‘stubby” is half that at 375ml (13 fluid ounces). Back in 1958, the local Darwin brewery decided to meet the big, big thirsts of Territorians by putting...

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  • Rubbish & drinking

    The Northern Territory has always had a big-drinking “frontier” image, borne out by statistics showing beer consumption is twice the national average. Several factors are relevant. There is a higher proportion of males than elsewhere in Australia (109M:100F, compared to national 98M:100F) leading to a ‘blokey’ culture; the low population density...

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Darwin Warnings and Dangers

  • Bank Hours

    The Princess information on Darwin was that the banks opened at 8:30, so we found one and went up the ramp to the door only to find that the bank didn't open until 9:30 and it was only 9:15. I had to back all the way down the ramp. We did some shopping and then came back to the bank and changed some money. They charged us $8.00 for each transaction

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  • Crocodiles, Box Jelly Fish & Blue-Green...

    As almost always near any saltwater in Northern Territory, there are warning signs about crocodiles. This was true along both the Rapid Creek and Nightcliff Foreshores, and Rapid Creek itself. Box jelly fish are also a danger if you get in the water. When I was there (August 2010), there were also signs warning about the blue-green algae. Needless...

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  • WHEN SWIMMING ...BE CAREFUL

    Darwin Like most Australian capitals Darwin has some good beaches...but here one must be wary of crocodiles that frequent the area...To swim locally one must be just be vigilant at all times..Saltwater Crocs have been known to venture miles out to sea.The whole of the northern Australian coastline is infested with crocodiles.ALWAYS take notice of...

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Darwin Tourist Traps

  • Flicking Fresh barra farm- what a...

    Don't be fooled into wasting heaps of money at this horrible farm. The management are rude, incompetent & completely unprofessional. Take yourself to one of the many natural wonders up here & try your hand at catching a barra. They can be tricky to catch but they can even be tricky at the farm! (rigged by the owner!) don't be sucked in by these rip...

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  • Luggage from the Ghan

    We arrived into Darwin and as the Rail Station is a long way out of town we were thrilled to find a courtesy bus waiting for us. Our luggage too was to be delivered to our hotel. Wonderful!BUT all the luggage was dropped off at the one hotel ...ours...so others had to come and pick it up in town. It is possible that there were some other drop offs...

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  • VA everywhere...

    When renting your car for a survival trip, don't forget to include all risks in your insurance coverage. Be sure to be properly insured against all roads or damage risks.But as each time there is a Big VT meeting, some Virtual Attendee will come by surprise and try to travel (and drink) for free... so to get the best view usually they stick...

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Darwin What to Pack

  • TRAVELLING NECESSITIES IN NATIONAL PARKS

    When travelling ,or on camping trips in the huge National Parks in Australia it is ALWAYS advisable to be prepared as the heat can be extreme..never walk alone ..be alert..never be without water.SMALL BACKPACK FOR NECCESITIES..MOST IMPORTANTLY WATER 2 LITRES GOOD WALKING/HIKING BOOTS. A GOOD HAT SUNGLASSES SUNSCREEN :A RELIABLE SUNBURN...

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  • Do not forget your Virtual Attendee

    Choose your VA and (tri)pack him... it will become soon your best travel buddy as I will listen you with attention, I will never complain, I don't snore at night and don't drink too much but you have to drink for me of course ;-) Just ask Ann for a feedback.

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  • Remember the creams!!

    It's always hot in Darwin so pack your summer stuff - sandals, shorts, vests, sarongs etc... In the rainy season you wear the same stuff with a rain mac - now isn't that easy?Don't forget your hat (see pic) and sunglasses! Remember the insect repellent - the little blighters will get you at any time of year... And the sun screen - all year...

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Darwin Off The Beaten Path

  • Fannie Bay Gaol - Prisoner Art Show

    When I was at the Fannie Bay Gaol Museum in August 2010, they were having a prisoner art show (presumably prisoners from other active institutions) in the Stores Building. The artwork was for sale. There were paintings, sculptures and furniture. The talent was amazing. How can people with abilities like this end up in prison?

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  • Fannie Bay Gaol - Stores Building &...

    The first picture shows a corner of the Infirmary, the west end of the Stores Building, the Visitors' Building and the history signboards on the west wall near the entrance. The Stores building was erected in about January 1958 and used as a reception area for prisoners upon arrival, clothing issue and to store prisoners' effects. Toward the end of...

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  • Fannie Bay Gaol - Remand Section

    The Remand Section is located in the southeast corner of the Fannie Bay Gaol. The sign says: "Anecdotal evidence (for the graves were unmarked and outside the original boundary of the prison) suggests that prisoners who died while in Fannie Bay Gaol were buried in the area somewhere between the Remand Building and the present fence line."

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Darwin Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycle Paths in Darwin & Palmerston

    Traversing both Darwin and Palmerston are numerous walking and bicycle tracks. Drop into either the Darwin City Council or Palmerston City Council to pickup your free map. It is also on the Darwin City Council Webpage.www.darwin.nt.gov.authe link directly to the map is below. Happy cicycling.... bicycle of some sort. Available for hire at many...

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  • Endless dancing...

    Be fit and prepare to dance with many Aussie marmaids ;-) The Love Boat is back...An Australian cruise and dance! What else?

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  • Flightpath Golf

    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...

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Darwin Favorites

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  • Public Toilet on Nightcliff Foreshore

    This public toilet is located southwest of the Aquatic Center at the northwest end of Nightcliff Road.

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  • Global Gossip

    I experienced the excellant travel booking and internet service of Global Gossip when in Cairns, so I was happy to see that it is also in Darwin.If you want to make a travel booking or use the internet (and they provide a card you can top up and use anywhere in Australia)....then look no further than Global Gossip.

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  • AAT Kings 8 Day Coach Tour

    We enjoyed an excellent tour through parts of the Northern Territory with specialist tour company AAT Kings which is a part of the group which includes Trafalgar Tours.No complaints about the tour, excellent Tour Guide who became part of the tour and often arrange to accompany passangers during free time. Our tour included several days in Darwin, a...

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