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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
“View Sweetheart- the biggest crocodile ever caught. Listen to the sounds of cyclone Tracy ”
  • 64 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
Entertainment
“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
Indie Movie Theater
“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
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
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
Lodging
“a nice place to sit and watch the sunset or go down to the beach here and watch also a great meal served here”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Huge market on Thursday and Sunday night in dry season, great food, local arts and crafts, sunset on Mindil Beach ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stunning location and water front/ sunset views overlooking Fanny Bay beaches and harbour on East Point showcasing local produce. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Nightcliff Sunday Markets is amazing. It has food and entertainment for every one. It is a fun morning on a Sunday ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This great venue is well known for hosting live gigs. Check out what's on while you're in town!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Storage
“a great view for a nice meal over the bay..but be carefull as mossies come out at night on the grass area..great place for a cold drink”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“It has wallabies, birds, great views of Darwin city, bike & walking tracks & history. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“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
Restaurant
“Stunning location and water front/ sunset views overlooking Fanny Bay beaches and harbour on East Point showcasing local produce. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A relaxed & inviting Experience. Beautiful food a an amazing atmosphere and view”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great asian inspired food and cocktails are great also bookings recomended here”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Char is considered fine dining - highly regarded as one of the best places for steak. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Thai and Indian Fusion restaurant. Great atmosphere and great Thai/Indian food. My favourite dish is the Massaman beef. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“There are 46 taps of craft beer and cider, quality wines and modern pub food. They now boast a fabulous new addition; a large outdoor beer garden overlooking the wave pool . Opening hours: Everyday 10am-2am”
  • 13 locals recommend

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