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Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park

Perched on the cliffs of Darwin Harbour along The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park is a good place to catch a sea breeze or spend an afternoon following the WWII walking trail, picnicking or relaxing in the open grasslands. Running the length of Darwin's waterfront overlooking Darwin Harbour and shaded by tropical trees, the park is an excellent place to stroll. Be sure to visit the Cenotaph, Darwin's first war memorial commemorating Australians who lost their lives in WWI, and the Aboriginal men and women whose bush skills assisted the Army during WWII to protect the remote northern coastline. Discover Darwin's tribute…
Video Gaming Cafe

Video Gaming Cafe

A modern-aged arcade utilizing the technology of the best Virtual. Play by yourself, split time among a group, or play multiplayer games!. Virtual Reality not your thing? Play one of multiple gaming consoles on a couch co-op TV or personal monitor. VR Gamers are driven by a dedication to offer a superior, personalized service. Every time someone walks into the store they are excited about the great selection, and walk out satisfied. No matter what your preferred playing style is, an exciting adventure awaits you. Are you ready to press “start”?
Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove

Located in the heart of Darwin City, Crocosaurus Cove is home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, including the iconic saltwater crocodile. Discover each of Crocosaurus Cove's 9 interactive shows daily, and learn all about Australia's incredible wildlife. Watch a huge saltie dine on his lunch during the Big Croc Feed Show, cuddle a snake or lizard during the Meet the Reptiles Show, and feed a feisty juvenile croc from the Fishing for Crocs platform. Then, capture a family photo with Fluffy the baby croc, or go for a dip in the Swim with the Crocs pool. Crocosaurus…
Northern Territory Parliament House

Northern Territory Parliament House

Parliament House is located in State Square at the end of Mitchell Street, adjacent to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and Government House. It stands on one of the nation’s most significant historic sites. Overlooking the striking Darwin Harbour, the building rests on the site of the Darwin Post Office and Telegraph Station which was bombed during the first bombing raid on the Top End on 19 February 1942. Parliament House in Darwin opened in 1994 and is a magnificent example of contemporary tropical architecture. Pick up a Self Guided Tour brochure from the entry foyer and enjoy…
MK ECO by Starwin

MK ECO by Starwin

MK ECO by Starwin is a team of women in enterprise with a dream to grow a Made with Kindness Economy. Visit the shopf for a collection of corporate & cultural gifts; art you can use and art you can wear. MK ECO by Starwin are an Australian Made retail supporter and the collection features many gifts made with kindness by local artisans. When you invest in MK ECO by Starwin, you become part of the community that creates career pathways for women to do what they love, where they love. Additional services on offer: - Exclusive shopping for tour…
Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin Entertainment Centre is the principal live entertainment venue in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Located in the heart of the city, the Darwin Entertainment Centre hosts major national and international acts as well as local Eisteddfod competitions, school concerts and Darwin-based artists. Facilities include the Playhouse, a large, traditional proscenium arch theatre, seating approximately 1000, and the smaller more intimate Studio Theatre. The studio seats almost 300 in theatre mode, or just over 200 in cabaret configuration, with tables and chairs. There is also an exhibition gallery and rehearsal room. The centre can play host to almost…
Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage is the only remaining example of colonial bungalow style architecture in Darwin. This simple cottage is built from locally quarried porcellanite stone, timber from Asia and slate roof tiles from England and was constructed in 1925 for the Eastern Extension Australasian and China Telegraph Company, successor to the British Australia Telegraph (BAT) Company. Initially home to the telegraph company’s engineer, the cottage was leased to prominent lawyer and politician John ‘Tiger’ Lyons in 1948. In addition to having a highly successful legal practice, Lyons was a Mayor of Darwin in 1958-59 and served in local government until 1963…
Aboriginal Bush Traders - Lyons Cottage

Aboriginal Bush Traders - Lyons Cottage

Aboriginal Bush Traders, connecting you with unique, authentic and ethical cultural products and experiences; supporting local indigenous artists, businesses and micro-enterprises. Local Aboriginal art and craft, unique gifts and homewares coupled with coffee, bush tucker and one of Darwin’s most beautiful locations. Situated in the historic Lyons Cottage, Aboriginal Bush Traders is fast becoming one of Darwin’s top attractions. A retail store that melds high quality gift, art and authentic indigenous product experiences; we also have a modern bush tucker cafe and function facilities. Aboriginal Bush Traders is 100% not-for-profit, provides avenues for indigenous people wanting to engage in economic…
Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery

Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery

Visit the Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery in Knuckey Street, Darwin, and browse around a range of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art and craft. View Aboriginal paintings, works on bark, hand-woven baskets, carvings from Arnhem Land and the Central and Western desert regions, and more. A huge range of didgeridoos, are also available.
Old Admiralty House

Old Admiralty House

Florenz August Carl Bleeser, a postal official and botanist of increasing renown, bought this block and an adjoining one in 1931. He erected his home on this one and established a small museum on the adjacent one, including designing and planting a garden with unusual trees, palms and orchids in a shadehouse. Bleeser died during World War II and the family did not return to Darwin. His garden existed when Old Admiralty House was moved to this site in 1951. The design, shadehouse and some of the original trees in the garden remain today. The house continued as the home…
CWA Red Cross Shop

CWA Red Cross Shop

The CWA/Red Cross shop demonstrates one area of the activities of the Country Women's Association; an important and influential women's organisation during the post war period of community re-establishment of Darwin. The site is a ground level rendered brick and concrete structure built as an office and club rooms. The building has been heavily adapted over the years. None of the original windows or doors remain with the exception of two windows of glass blocks.
Art Exhibition - Artists of Ampilatwatja

Art Exhibition - Artists of Ampilatwatja

Salon Indigenous Art Projects is launching an exciting new contemporary art space in Darwin CBD. Opening in the old Viva La Body store on Cavenagh St, the exhibition venue will profile Indigenous fine artists from the Top End and central Australian regions. Launching with a survey show from the Artists of Ampilatwatja (based near Alice Springs), this exhibition profiles artists who are famous for their unique bush medicine and desert landscape depictions. A point of difference to their work is the application of fine dots and bright, figurative depiction of the land.
Splash Swimwear and Resort Fashion

Splash Swimwear and Resort Fashion

Boutique swimwear and comfortable resort fashion especially tailored to the tropical lifestyle. Centrally located opposite Raintree Park at the end of the Mall the store is large and spacious, showcasing well known brands such as Seafolly, Baku and Tigerlily. Clothing styles are light ,colourful, and comfortable to suit the tropical climate in Darwin.
The Rugby Shop

The Rugby Shop

For all your rugby needs, visit one of Australia's leading rugby shops. The Rugby Shop carries a great range of international and local rugby jerseys as well as accessories and of course all the merchandise licensed for the Australian Wallabies. The Rugby Shop caters for both the rugby player and the enthusiast by stocking major brands like Canterbury, and men's and women's fashion. The Rugby Shop also stocks merchandise for the Heineken Hottest 7s competition.
Readback Book Exchange and Aboriginal Art Gallery

Readback Book Exchange and Aboriginal Art Gallery

A hidden treasure on the Smith Street mall, this book exchange and Aboriginal art gallery is an unlikely find. The gallery specialises in affordable, good-quality fine art on canvas from all over the Northern Territory: Central Desert, Western Desert, Alice Springs, Arnhem Land and the Darwin region, with most works supplied by Darwin-based artists: the Numina sisters, Barbara Price, Eddie Blitner, Les Huddleston and Miriam Ashley, to name a few. The gallery is a work space and hub for artists, who are frequent visitors. Upstairs, canvasses in an enormous range of sizes and prices are spread along the walls and…
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