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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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Discover a different side of Darwin with Sue’s book as your guide. Wander up and down lanes and arcades to find unique boutiques, art galleries and coffee shops. Check out the street art festival
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Who makes Darwin's best laksa? For years it's been a long standing argument... Until the 2019 Darwin International Laksa Festival. With more than 30 local laksa chefs fighting it out for the title of
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An unexpected surprise when wandering Darwin's city streets is the murals that adorn the walls of our laneways. Since 2017, the Darwin Street Art Festival has brought vibrancy and colour to the city's
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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
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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
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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

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