What is there to do in Darwin at night?

What is there to do in Darwin at night?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/29/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Darwin; the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, known for its hot climate and natural beauty.

Most travellers think mainly of the city’s daytime activities. Trips out to Kakadu or Litchfield National Park, or even sunny adventures with the city’s wildlife or history. But most forget about the night-time fun you can enjoy at Darwin. From delicious dinners to stunning sites, to lastly active adventures, Darwin has got you covered.

  • Enjoy a Beach Sunset

    Set up some chairs or simply sit back on the soft sands to enjoy Darwin’s brilliant sunset over the waterfront. With multiple spots to choose from, including Mindil Beach, East Point Reserve, and Cullen bay, you can take your pick and choose the quietest for a truly relaxing sunset. See the sky glow with brilliant colours, reflecting against the calm waters of the coast to enhance the area in orange light.

  • Camp out at a National Park

    Instead of doing a mere day trip out to the national parks why not stay out there for a night? With a range of different camping spots on offer, including rough patches nestled within the bushland, to large caravan sites, Kakadu and Litchfield National Park are where it’s at. Travel in the morning and spend a whole day travelling to and from each attraction. Spending the night barbequing your dinner and toasting marshmallows over the fire.

  • Shop at the Markets

    Although most markets are held early in the morning, Darwin locals enjoy their nights spending their cash at the sunset markets along the beachfront. With arts and crafts, homemade goodies, and even second-hand clothes, we guarantee your wallet will be lighter after spending the night here. Don’t fret about where to get dinner. There is a huge expanse of food stalls, all offering cuisines from all over the world.

  • Enjoy dinner along the Harbour

    Tuck into a mouth-watering dinner and sip on a sparkling wine as you cruise about the Darwin Harbour, watching the sunset bounce across the sea waves. This is perfect for a night with your partner, guaranteeing a romantic atmosphere as you marvel at the scenery.

  • Deckchair Cinema

    Skip the Netflix for the night and see a film amidst the city sights. Darwin’s deckchair cinema offers an outdoor cinema experience of the latest and greatest films available. Bring some dinner or snacks for a truly marvellous picnic while you enjoy the movie.

Related article: Does it get cold in the Northern Territory?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.