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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Amazing collections of local art, culture and natural sciences including Tactile Arts - the craft and design centre on the precinct with National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opening in August through to November. Beautiful location with cafe on site and next to the Ski club for a bucket of prawns and drinks at sunset ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“Litchfield National Park is a must see if you're in the Top End. It's home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Food
“Parap village market is held every Saturday morning rain or shine with 30 food stalls and 79 craft stalls”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A huge selection of shops including supermarkets, cinema, retail and medical and dental.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Have you experienced face to face with a huge croc? Why not try and get into the glass tube and dive in to the water. All experienced staff will help and record your wildest experience ever.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Operating every Thursday & Sunday, 4:00pm to 9:00pm from the 25th of April to the 31st of October From exclusive performers, to fan favourites, there's always something for the whole family. Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the place to be for events, functions, and a family night out. Hosting over 200 specialty stores and food vendors, it’s a local favourite for visitors and locals alike.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Jimmy Shu, chef and owner of Hanuman, right in the centre of town, is wonderful for a quick meal or a long drawn out banquet. Just tell the staff and they will make it happen. Jimmy has been on many TV food shows, hosts cooking sessions for Darwin Food Festival, and is one of the caterers at Deckchair Cinema. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Open during the dry season only, for a wonderful meal, a cold drink and a great movie under the Stars has made Deckchair Cinema a must go for locals and visitors. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Spa
“The Darwin Wave Pool is great for all ages as it has a babys pool,The wave Pool and a big lagoon that is all safe to swim in.Has some shady spots with umbrellas and deck chairs but need to get there early to get one.also the wharf eatery is in walking distance as well as the waterfront for a meal,icecream or a cold beer”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Kakadu has lots of old aboriginal art drawn on the rocks at various locations throughout Kakadu.Suggest if you travel out there you stay out there for a week as the various places are all scattered in a vast area”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Huge market on Thursday and Sunday night in dry season, great food, local arts and crafts, sunset on Mindil Beach ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Just 10 mins walk from home. Grab your book, go and enjoy the coffee in botanic garden.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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Restaurant
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“Stunning location and water front/ sunset views overlooking Fanny Bay beaches and harbour on East Point showcasing local produce. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mindil Beach Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for fun & entertainment! Play the world's most popular casino games, enjoy fantastic live entertainment and visit our great selection of restaurants & bars. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Premise
“Just a short stroll from Darwin’s city centre, these lush, tropical botanic gardens showcase the local flora in all its beauty: there’s plenty of walking trails to enjoy and waterfalls to admire. It’s hard to explain how pretty these gardens are without seeing them in person, but if you’re in Darwin, they’re absolutely unmissable!”
  • 15 locals recommend
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