Things to do

Sometimes a walk through the gardens or reading a book by the pool is the order of the day. But if you like to balance your stay with some relaxing AND some adventure then we can personalise your stay with us by booking a tour or experience through our preferred provider network. 

Darwin Resort partners with tour operators who care about our customers as much as we do. Here you can find handpicked tours and experiences we think you will love plus a few of our favourite regular festivals and events you shouldn’t miss. 

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Guided boat tours to see raptors & wild saltwater crocodiles jump along the Adelaide River.

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Expansive wetlands with abundant wildlife, featuring tranquil boat cruises & scenic boardwalk views.

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Museum featuring the multimedia Defence of Darwin Experience spotlighting the 1942 bombing raids.

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Home to Darwin's only multi-award-winning, specialty chocolate as well as fun-filled chocolate experiences.

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Waterfront

A palm-fringed swimming pool turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding bucket of fun when the siren signals the start of the swell.

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Thousands from around the country visit for the fun, fashion and colour of thoroughbred racing in the Top End.

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An incredible program of world-class motorsport and entertainment.

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Darwin Waterfront Precinct Lagoon

The perfect destination to stay, play and dine. With its tropical vibe you'll experience a different side to Darwin.

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Gateway has absolutely everything for absolutely everybody. Enjoy over 90 stores to shop + eat + play every day. 

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Markets

Nightcliff (Sunday) and Parap Markets (Saturday) all year round 8am – 2pm

Rapid Creek (Sunday) all year round 8am – 2pm

Palmerston night markets (Friday) check dates – May to Oct

Mindil Beach night markets (Thursday and Sunday) check dates – May to Oct 4pm – 9pm

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Offroad Dreaming offer scheduled and customised professionally guided tours throughout the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Visitors will be taken into another world with the latest high-tech virtual reality and holographic technology. 

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Pick a Heli Tour

Scenic helicopter tours and adventures throughout the territory.

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Australian Blue Cypress Factory Tour

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Diverse species are housed at this zoo with walking paths & a shuttle train in a park–like setting.

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Celebrating the multicultural aspects of the Northern Territory lifestyle. The Festival is held over 18 days in the dry season.

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The Territory's premier cultural organisation, consisting museums, art galleries, and heritage sites across Darwin.

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Over 190 fashion, homewares and lifestyle stores, onsite parking and fresh food market.

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Tourism Top End can book tours, accommodation, activities, car hire (with unlimited KMs) and much more!