There’s a saying among the Darwin locals which roughly translates to: ‘If you don't like sunsets and markets, you won’t like Darwin.’
Darwin is well-known for its distinguished sunset spectacles, which are one-of-a-kind in the entire world. With skies and water landscapes painted by nature’s own hands, sunsets in Darwin are all about beautiful hues in an array of tones, different from one day to the next. No wonder sunset tours rank high in a list of top things to do in Darwin... right?
Whether seen from Darwin Ski Club, situated on one of the most beautiful sections of Darwin Harbour, or Dudley Point in the East Point Reserve, famous for its military history, you are sure to become mesmerised by the beautiful sunset views. Don’t be surprised if you can’t lift your finger off your camera’s click button, while clicking away in awe of picturesque surroundings.
What better way to enjoy a sunset than sitting at an alfresco restaurant, with a snack on your table and a glass of wine in your hand? Do just that at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf. You can also go aboard a cruise or choose a harbour tour from there, to add more to your experience.
If a single-stop solution is what you have in mind, don’t think twice and head down straight to the Mindil Beach. Not only is this location counted among Australia’s best beaches, the plastic-ban around the beach vicinity ensures an unspoilt beach experience, like no other. The nearby markets are definitely the icing on the cake.
While mentioning markets, how can one not remark on the lively markets in and around Darwin? Explore every regional market, right from the Mindil Beach Sunset Market hosting street performers, musicians, craft stalls and a large collection of international food stalls to the Parap, Nightcliff and Rapid Creek markets. All these markets feature vast varieties of food, souvenirs, clothes and local performing artists. You are sure to find everything under the sun at the markets here and indulge in a rewarding shopping spree!
Visit Darwin, Beach Out & Shop On!