Darwin Deep-Dive: How to Experience Australia’s Hidden Gem

When it comes to holidays that pack all of the experiences you could want into a single trip, it is hard to look part Darwin in the Northern Territory.

It is the perfect destination for those looking to unwind by the crystal waters of Beagle Gulf or Recreation Lagoon, those who have a thirst for adventure, historians who want to discover from of the relics and locations from World War II and families looking for the ultimate getaway together.

There is so much to do in Darwin, it is advised to have a roadmap prepared in advance so you can soak up as many of the experiences as possible.

Set Yourself Up In Style At Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter

Darwin Deep-Dive: How to Experience Australia's Hidden Gem

Ramada Zen Darwin is the perfect place to make your base of operations while exploring Darwin and the exploring areas. It is located within walking distance of the CBD and is nice and close to the airport as well. Everything will be at your fingertips, from restaurants and cafes to the bustling nightlife of Darwin – even the waterfront is easily accessible from the Ramada Suites. 

When it comes to Darwin hotels, the Wyndham Zen Quarter provides everything you could possibly need. From the luxury rooms to the 28-meter saltwater infinity pool you will always feel comfortable. It is the perfect place for both singles and families, with free WiFi, a children’s playground, à la carte breakfast, an on-site cafe and a fully air-conditioned gym.

Take The Time To Explore Dining Options

Any expectations you may have when you arrive in Darwin will be exceeded when you sit down to eat the exquisite range of dining options available. When it comes to fresh seafood, you have stumbled across the finest in Australia and it is essential to try the locally caught barramundi and prawns. You will also find the finest mud crab in the land here as well.

Feeling adventurous? There are many local delicacies that are all part of the experience including the famous Kakadu plum, lemon myrtle and you can even sample the sweet tang of green ants if you are feeling especially bold.

It is not just Australian cuisine you will enjoy in the Top End, because its close proximity to Asia means you can get enjoy authentic Asian cuisine without having to leave the country.

Book a Day (At Least) To Explore Kakadu National Park

This is more than just land to explore, it is one of the largest and oldest national parks in the world where the land literally tells stories of generations gone by. 

You could spend weeks exploring its majesty. Talk it easy by taking guided tours and walks through the iconic Australian landscapes, discover cascading waterfalls and swimming locations, take an airboat ride and get up and close with the crocodiles that call the NT home and experience indigenous rock art and carvings that date back to the Dreamtime itself.

This national park is a birdwatchers paradise and you can experience myriad other kinds of Australian wildlife as well – including the iconic barramundi that grow to enormous sizes in the waters of Kakadu. You can even try your hand at trying to catch on by booking a trip on a fishing trip.

Get To Know The Indigenous People of Tiwi Islands

Getting to know the local indigenous culture is an essential part of any visit to the Northern Territory and time should be budgeted to visit the Tiwi Islands, 100km off the shores of Darwin. The people of Tiwi are some of the most artistic people you will find in the world and they are accommodating of all guests – welcoming you with open arms to enjoy local cuisine, song, dance and your chance to create your own Tiwi art.

Enjoy Billy Tea, go fishing with the locals, visit the local art gallery (featuring pieces that have been displayed around the world) and immerse yourself in a local culture that has endured for thousands – if not millions – of years.