Welcome to Darwin
23 Sep 2019
It's the home of the BWSC Start Line and the capital of the Northern Territory - Darwin is a city not to be missed on any Australian adventure.
From the sparkling harbour and WWII history, to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurer's paradise!
Many of the teams are treated to an extended stay in Darwin, as they arrive in Australia to prepare for the BWSC and get themselves set up in the Top End.
There is so much to do and see around Darwin, as the gateway to the tropical paradise that is the Northern Territory, and the perfect stop before venturing out down the Stuart Highway for those traveling to Uluru and beyond.
We’ve collected a snapshot of some of the best of Darwin...
Litchfield National Park
Just a 60 minute drive from Darwin you can discover one of the Northern Territory's best kept secrets!
Litchfield National Park is just about as good as Paradise gets - stunning waterfalls, waterholes to discover, and monsoonal vine forests all awaiting your exploration!
Be sure to visit on a warm day, and take a dip in the waterholes and soak up the serenity of this natural wonder. While it's great for a visit, we recommend a longer stay, setting aside 2 - 3 days to camp and explore this incredible Park.
It's a world of lush lawns, swimming lagoons and waterside restaurants, with world class ocean views to boot! The Darwin Waterfront is the perfect place to spend a day in Darwin.
Grab a bite at the cafes and restaurants nearby, take a dip in the Wave Pool or Lagoon, and maybe top off the day with a sunset cocktail!
The Darwin Waterfront is also home to the BWSC Open Day on Sunday October 6, where you get enjoy all of the best of the Waterfront, and find out more about the BWSC. Find out more here.
Image via Toursim NT/Cait Miers
Pee Wee’s at the Point
Nestled amongst the palm trees, Pee Wee's is an unforgettabel harbour side dining experience in Darwin! The menu shows off the best of the produce, climate and multiculturalism of the Territory, with saltwater barramundi, tiger prawns, tropical fruit and locally grown Asian vegetables the stars.
We recommend dining al fresco so you can soak up the sunset views across Fannie Bay!
If you're a foodie looking for some fun in Darwin, you can stop searching! Lola's Pergola is everything you need in a seaside eatery, with a funky menu, and plenty of craft beers and wines to satisfy your thirst!
The decor is just as fun as the menu, with carousel ponies, retro posters and plenty of other toys and rides for the whole family to enjoy!
Image via Toursim NT/Nick Pincott
Malak Market Place
The Malak Market Place is the ultimate Farmers Market in Darwin.
Open from 4pm until 9pm every Saturday from the 4th of May to the 26th of October, the stall features around 50 stalls of food, produce, arts and crafts, dessers, health and education.
It's one for the whole family to enjoy, with entertainment throughout the evening from live musicians, as well as circus entertainers and facepainters for the kids!
Little Miss Korea
It's got a swag of awards, and its chef Chung Jae has been awarded some of the finest titles in Australia! Little Miss Koera in Darwin is definitely one of the hottest joints in the city.
Head down the graffiti filled lane to this delicious Kimchi and Korean BBQ, and definitely make sure you order yourself some Korean Fried Chicken!
Darwin Sailing Club
If you haven't already had enough stunning sunset views, because you can never really get enough, pop by the Darwin Sailing Club for a meal with friends.
Eat, drink and relax as you take in the views!
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Header image via Tourism NT/Cait Miers