Guests can enjoy the resort’s private stretch of beach, as well as explore the 30 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the Arafura Sea.
Famous for glorious sunsets, bustling beach markets, fantastic fishing and tropical sunshine all year round, Darwin is the capital of the vast Northern Territory and is renowned for its laidback lifestyle. Darwin is the ancestral home of the Aboriginal Larrakia people, and only became known as Darwin in the mid-19th century, after the HMS Beagle sailed into the harbour and first officer John Clements Wickham applied the name to honour his former shipmate Charles Darwin.
The tropical climate has wet and dry seasons but it’s never cold. Visitors to Darwin love the culture, arts scene and diverse tourist attractions by day and the active social scene by night. Whether you venture into the outback, see the oldest rock art in the world at Kakadu or build a boat made out of empty beer cans and join the annual Beer Can Regatta, Darwin will leave you smiling.
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Located in central Darwin, these self-catering apartments offer easy access to attractions like the Darwin Entertainment Centre and Crocosaurus Cove, both a few minutes’ walk away.
A stylish enclave for those inclined to more sophisticated charms, guests on the higher floors to can enjoy views of the city, Frances Bay and the Darwin Harbour.
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Offering dishes from Thailand, Malaysia and India, Nirvana has something for everyone, be it a hot chicken vindaloo, zesty pad thai noodles or a rich nasi goreng. The variety isn’t limited to the cuisine either – Nirvana offers 36 different beers, including Belgian beers and Australian microbrews. And if you’re not a beer person fear not, the second bar has more than 100 cocktails to be expertly mixed for your delectation.
Tim and the manager Leanne always create a great atmosphere here and accordingly, it’s always busy. That means you may have to wait a while to get served, but if you’re prepared for that it’s well worth the wait. As well as the jovial service the food is also great fare. The Australian Oysters Kilpatrick, topped with bacon and Worcestershire sauce, is so well prepared it should be their signature dish. The steaks are also prime beef and cooked perfectly.
Whether you go for lunch or dinner, Yots Greek Taverna will serve up the best Greek and Mediterranean fare you will find in the city. Perfectly placed on the Waterfront Boardwalk at Cullen Bay, Yots is the place to enjoy a chilled white wine and a plate of spicy whitebait, coated in Yots’ spicy seasoning and served with tzatziki. The traditional Greek dishes are faultless and the papoutsakia is a triumph – aubergine stuffed with sauteed vegetables, slathered in bechamel sauce made from Yots’ three cheese blend, and served over baked chick peas and lemon potatoes. Trust us, it’s as good as it sounds.
This is a long-time favourite with locals because of the amazing view of the coastline, the laid-back service and the fairly rare “dogs allowed” police. Coupled with a new catering team, this is a great place to meet mates for a drink, enjoy great gourmet bistro fare, followed by walk on the foreshore.