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Local Favourites

Darwin city is vibrant, tropical and filled with great bars, restaurants and cafes. Our locals are always more than happy to share their tips and favourite places to visit while in the city. We love to hear from our locals, if you have a recommendation or article to submit, please email us at activatedarwin@nt.gov.au.

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Ready to let your hair down with the girls? Read on for some of our best choices for a girl’s night out in Darwin. Get ready for a memorable night at these great venues. Start your day by paying a
Man and woman enjoying a burger by the water
Looking for a unique dining experience in Darwin? Instead of your typical evening out at one restaurant, why not enjoy a three course meal in three different spots? Let us take you on a progressive
Man and woman walking into wave lagoon
Make the most of a Sunday in Darwin by cooling off in thrilling water parks, feasting on delicious Mexican and Aussie pub classics and exploring the city by boat. Begin your day by jumping on an e
Young girl on paddle board while Dad pushes her through the water
Family staycation in Darwin city Wave pool swimming, crocodile spotting and terrific family-friendly restaurants, here’s our long weekend itinerary for a family staycation in Darwin. Day 1: Darwin
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Planning a meal out with the family? Let us take the stress out of finding somewhere that suits. These kid-friendly venues suit all tastes and appetites with plenty to keep the youngsters entertained
Night lights over the water at Cullen Bay Marina
Darwin’s sophisticated food scene sure has grown in recent years, but sometimes all you fancy is a great pub feed. There’s nothing more comforting than a pint and a parmi after all. So if you’re

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