Darwin Holiday Packages
Australia's capital of outdoor adventure
and WWII-era history
Darwin is nirvana for adventurers. Here you'll find a history-drenched harbour landscape, the tropical lifestyle you’d expect of an outdoorsy culture and some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural treasures.
Things to do
Every Thursday and Sunday evening from the last Thursday in April until the last Sunday in October, Darwin residents and tourists head to the Mindil Markets opens in new window on Mindil Beach, tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in tow. They're heading for an outdoor feast fuelled by the market's awesome food stalls. Indulge in a massage, shop for handmade jewellery or just take in the buzzing market atmosphere.
Every night from April to November, lean back and enjoy a film at the Deckchair Cinema opens in new window, operated by the Darwin Film Society. Snacks and hot food are available or you can bring a picnic; wine and beer are on sale from the kiosk and there's free chilled filtered water on tap.
Australia's Top End is home to the famous giant 'salties', and you can visit the saltwater crocodiles in the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove opens in new window. Swim with the crocs (safely enclosed), then, if you dare, the main attraction: enter the 'Cage of Death', Australia’s only crocodile dive, with a 5m-long saltwater croc. A lifetime of nightmares awaits.
Up and away
For a breathtakingly dramatic experience of the incredible landscapes of the Top End –Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, Adelaide River and Mary River – take a scenic flight opens in new window from Darwin. You’ll get spectacular aerial views of lush wetlands, rocky escarpments, plunging gorges and misty waterfalls, and maybe spot saltwater crocs, wild pigs and water buffalo.
Distance to city centre 13km
Taxi A taxi to central Darwin will take around 15 minutes and cost about AUD $30 (plus a $3 airport surcharge).
Shuttle The Darwin City Airport Shuttle opens in new window meets all flights and costs around AUD $18 one-way; book ahead.Back to top
When To Go
There's only one thing you need to know about Darwin weather: there's a wet season and a dry season. The wet season is from November to April, and is characterised by humidity levels in excess of 80%, followed by monsoonal rains and storms. Temperatures range from 25–33°C.
The dry season, from May to October, is characterised by warm, dry, sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures range from 21–32°C, and humidity levels are between 60% and 65%.
The dry season is the best time to come to Darwin – it offers more opportunity to explore the more remote areas that are often off limits during the wet season.Back to top
More great holiday packages
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Mindil Beach Casino Resort is the ultimate travel destination for discerning guests seeking a truly unforgettable beachfront experience in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Ramada Suites Zen Quarter Darwin
Our spacious, fully self-contained hotel apartments all have views and large balconies. Guests receive complimentary full buffet breakfast, hi speed internet, parking and 95 Foxtel channels.
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Blending contemporary apartment accommodation with resort-style leisure amenities, superior conferencing facilities and a convenient CBD location, Oaks Elan Darwin is the premier choice for business or pleasure.
Mantra on the Esplande
Situated on The Esplanade, the award-winning Mantra on the Esplanade overlooks Darwin Harbour to the Arafura Sea and the city skyline and still within the Darwin central business district.
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is located in Darwin’s Waterfront, on the fringe of Darwin central business district and is perfectly positioned to explore Darwin's newest restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenade.
With a stay at Hilton Darwin, you'll be centrally located in Darwin, within a 5-minute drive of Darwin Waterfront and Cullen Bay Marina.
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade, you'll be centrally located in Darwin, within a 5-minute drive of Darwin Waterfront and Cullen Bay Marina.
Rydges Darwin Central
Contemporary Darwin accommodation at its luxurious best. Rydges Darwin Central is situated in the vibrant heart of the city’s shopping district and across from the picturesque gardens of the harbour esplanade.
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