Darwin is a vibrant, multicultural and unique destination, a perfect winter getaway.
Places to visit
I visited Adelaide River, which was a 70 km ride from the center of the city, a perfect habitat for saltwater crocodiles. Then I went to the National Park of Litchfield that is an hour is situated almost an hour from the city. It had water walls with water that was crystal clear and bush walks that could easily tread upon.
I explored Darwin’s new hangout, the Waterfront precinct that resides in the heart of the city. One can enjoy the fantastic nocturnal views at Mitchell Street bars. Its cuisine has a lot of Asian touches. There are excellent restaurants such as the Wharf of Stokes that offers seafood platters along with Cullen Bay.
I had a substantial breakfast at Cool Café. One can enjoy the sangria from a settee, at Moorish Café that offers multi-cuisine tapas. One may even go for the sandbar coupled with a cocktail at SkyCity Casino. One of the local’s favorite is Hanuman restaurant that provides a blend of Thai, Indian and Noyna Cuisine. I even tried the fresh oysters at Yots.
Another excellent location can be Hilton Darwin that is multicultural and offers entertainment and shopping hub. Even to have a local experience, one may stay at Wildman Wilderness Lodge.
I visited Mindil Beach Market, held from Thursdays up until Sundays starting from March up until November. It is a vibrant blend of lifestyles and foods from across the world this open-air market. I even attended the festival in Darwin, held every August and provide a lot of outdoor activities and events along with theatre and music.
It is recommended that you visit Darwin for at least a week to cover all the sight-seeing stuff.