• fly to the top end for adventure!

    Airboating Mary River

  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

  • Wave Lagoon, Darwin Waterfront

fly to and stay in darwin

Have you been dreaming of a holiday that's a little different to all the rest? Well look no further because the NT is THE place to be. Hop on a morning flight with Tigerair from Brisbane to Darwin and by the afternoon you will be relaxing on a sunset harbour cruise with a glass of bubbles in hand or swimming in one of our crystal clear waterholes.

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*All fares are subject to availability and may vary until booking is confirmed. Prices are based on a one way economy Light Fare. Light Fares are per person in AUD and include GST. Payments made with credit or debit cards are subject to a card payment fee of between 0.86% and 1.33% per booking. Payments made with Interest Free will attract a booking and service fee which is detailed at point of purchase. Payments made with POLi do not attract a payment fee. Add $30 when booking travel by phone. Add $30 when booking travel at the airport. Fares are non-refundable. Bookings may be changed by paying the fee and any applicable fare difference in accordance with our conditions of carriage, as published on our website on the day you request your change. For Light Fares, additional charges apply for optional extras such as checked-in baggage travel insurance and reserved seat selection. Flights to/from Townsville is subject to final regulatory approval. For current fees, click here

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destination guide: darwin

getting to darwin from the airport

Darwin International Airport (DRW) is located only 13km outside of the citycentre.

  • Hop on a shuttle bus - shuttle buses come to and from the Darwin International Airport which meets all incoming and outgoing flights 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s easy to find the shuttle buses because there are several of them popping in and out all the time. They’ll take you right to your hotel or to one of Darwin’s amazing dining locations straight from the airport.

  • Hire a taxi or rent a car - you’ll find car rental agencies at the airport or you can check out our car rental prices here. If you want to grab a cab, you can do that too as the airport has plenty of taxi drivers waiting to take you to your destination.

  • Other options for getting into Darwin from the airport - get a limo, grab a charter bus, or hop on the public bus service.

things to do in Darwin

• Join a Harbour cruise to witness one of Darwin's famous tropical sunsets
• Be brave and swim with a crocodile
• Discover rich indigenous traditions on a guided cultural tour
• Choose from over 1200 international dishes at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
• Watch movie-stars under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema

explore the top end

Fly to Darwin and pick up a hire car and get out and explore the Top End at your own pace. There is no shortage of camping spots, spectacular bushwalking tracks, wetlands, wildlife, beaches and 4WD tracks.
The Nature’s Way is an easy drive on sealed roads that highlights the best of the Top End, linking Australia’s vibrant tropical capital city with the ancient cultural and natural wonders of Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Some great four-wheel drive side-trips allow you to discover special spots in the lush northern tropics.
The Top End is a place you'll never forget and you'll probably never stop talking about either. Once you leave you'll already be planning your next trip to return to this magnificent place so book now, regret never!

what to see

Darwin is a vibrant tropical harbour side city which is famous for its outdoor lifestyle. Your visit will be as adventurous or as laid back as your time and interests allow. In Darwin you’ll be able to eyeball gigantic crocodiles at various attractions in the city and nearby wildlife attractions. Set around a harbour, which is twice the size of Sydney’s. Darwin offers a wide range of waterfront dining venues, harbour cruising tours and even an outdoor cinema.
Make sure you visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where the smells of freshly cooking international cuisines, local arts and crafts stalls and spectacular sunsets will delight you. You’ll also want to stop by the Parap Village Markets and the Nightcliff Markets every Sunday where you will find unusual bargains and unique gifts.
Make sure you stay a few extra nights in Darwin as you're in close proximity to some Australia's most prized natural treasures, including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, the Mary River Wetlands and Arnhem Land. These unique sites are home to some of Australia's most breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and swimming holes and also offer a chance to experience authentic aboriginal culture at its best.

events

Darwin has all kinds of annual events that will keep you learning, laughing, and enjoying your stay. You can visit the Darwin Festival, Garrmalang Festival, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, and of course you should catch the Darwin Fringe Festival if you’re in town when it’s happening. You can even take an Open-Top Bus Tour and see all the city landmarks in one shot. There’s too much going on to list in one place but know that if you choose Darwin as your travel destination, you’ll always have a schedule full of activity.

where to eat

Feeling hungry? If you can think of the food you want - Darwin has it on offer. If you head downtown to Mitchell and Knuckey Streets you’ll find coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, and every type of food imaginable all in one place. It’s a hub of dining activity that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner (and everything in between). If you’re looking for breathtaking views, head down to the spectacular Darwin Waterfront Lagoon and feast on seafood platters with waterfront views.

You can eat cheap or break the bank in Darwin as there are options for every budget. Whether its cocktails with your friends or a full scale feast with your family you won’t be disappointed when you head out to dine in Downtown Darwin.

where to grab a drink

Did you know that the Northern Territory has the highest per capita beer consumption in the world? Aussies even have their own ordering system for beers if you want to brush up before you visit. We recommend checking out the Discovery Night Club, Dolly O’Reilly’s, Globe Trotter’s Bar & Lodge, or the Jabiru Bar.


When you’re looking for clubs, bars, drinks, and nightlife you’ve chose the right place. Darwin is a hub of activity at night. When the sun goes down, the people come out and the city becomes a vibrant centre of activity and fun with plenty of watering holes to choose from.

what else makes darwin special?

You can eat, drink, shop, surf, hike, and swim here. It’s a “do it all” destination for people from all over the world filled with shopping centers, restaurants, clubs, and culture. You can visit the Tiwi Art Network to see some amazing native artwork or stop by the Darwin Entertainment Centre to catch a play or visit an exhibition. You can watch a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema, or even visit over 1,000 crocodiles at the Crocodylus Park. Darwin is a gateway city to hundreds of square kilometers of wetlands, wildlife, beaches and woodlands too. Bring a backpack and get ready for adventure.

Darwin is home to so much history, nature, and culture; it’d be close to impossible to sum it all up here. If you’re looking for a hotspot destination with things to do and fun for you and all your mates check out our cheap flights to Darwin.

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*All fares are subject to availability and may vary until booking is confirmed. Prices are based on a one way economy Light Fare. Light Fares are per person in AUD and include GST. Payments made with credit or debit cards are subject to a card payment fee of between 0.86% and 1.33% per booking. Payments made with Interest Free will attract a booking and service fee which is detailed at point of purchase. Payments made with POLi do not attract a payment fee. Add $30 when booking travel by phone. Add $30 when booking travel at the airport. Fares are non-refundable. Bookings may be changed by paying the fee and any applicable fare difference in accordance with our conditions of carriage, as published on our website on the day you request your change. For Light Fares, additional charges apply for optional extras such as checked-in baggage travel insurance and reserved seat selection. Flights to/from Townsville is subject to final regulatory approval. For current fees, click here. ^$1 Light fares are only available for the return sector for two-way travel and only on certain routes and during the specified travel periods. $1 Light fares are subject to Light Fare conditions set out below and may attract a card payment fee depending upon choice of payment option. Outward bound trips are additional fares and all other usual Tigerair Light fare rules apply. $1 fare is available on Express fares for return sector however will be subject to Express Fare Fees which will be bundled into the Fare Price displayed within the online booking engine or mobile app. Limited number of seats are on sale.

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