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Local Favourites

Darwin city is vibrant, tropical and filled with great bars, restaurants and cafes. Our locals are always more than happy to share their tips and favourite places to visit while in the city. We love to hear from our locals, if you have a recommendation or article to submit, please email us at activatedarwin@nt.gov.au.

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Christmas in Darwin is unique; our multicultural community and tropical climate means we celebrate a little differently to the rest of Australia. Whether you’re cracking open a cold one by the pool
Caleb spray painting a wall in Wulagi
The Darwin Street Art Festival is expanding in its fifth year to create the Territory’s largest outdoor art gallery. More than 18 new murals will be painted during the 2021 Street Art Festival to
Franck Gohier mural at night time
The Darwin Street Art Festival has attracted some of the world's best street artists to Darwin to transform the laneways of the CBD. To create new attraction and increase visitation to the city
Larrakia mural, featuring crocodile, magpie goose with orange background
Gunimidjina Gwalwa Daraniki (Saltwater Country) will be a dynamic Indigenous mural holding deep cultural significance for local Traditional Owners. The impressive 30 metre visual panorama will reach
chairs and tables in a cafe setting
Photo credit: Pokelicious Darwin Tucked off Smith Street Mall sits the Vic Arcade. Once home to the Vic Hotel, the arcade has been relatively quiet over the past few years... Until this month when not
two pairs of feet and dogs feet walking alongside
February is the month to feel good! We've partnered with Darwin Waterfront to encourage our local community to connect & engage with a four-week program of events and activities across Darwin

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