Darwin is a cosmopolitan yet casual city, named after the naturalist Charles Darwin. East of Darwin, the Kakadu National Park is famous for its stunning Aboriginal rock art and its abundance of bush wildlife.
Darwin's parks, harbour, and tropical climate make it lovely for strolling during the Dry. The city heart is the Smith Street pedestrian mall. One street over is the Mitchell Street Tourist Precinct, with backpacker lodges, cheap eateries, and souvenir stores. Two streets away is the harbor front Esplanade. In the old Wharf area, a walk from town, are a couple of tourist attractions, a jetty popular with fishermen, and a working dock. Cullen Bay Marina is a hub for restaurants, cafes, and expensive boats; it's about a 25-minute walk northwest of town. Northwest of town is Fannie Bay, where you'll find the Botanic Gardens, sailing club, golf course, museum and art gallery, and casino.
Darwin City Hotel
Do you need a relaxing night or two in Darwin before or after your Princess Cruises holiday? Darwin City Hotel offers guests a unique 4-star escape within the city where you can retreat, but still, have a suitable base to explore Darwin. When it's time to explore you’re a short walk from incredible restaurants, shopping malls and the bustling Waterfront District. As a guest, you’ll also receive discounts at participating local businesses. Needing a little beach time? Wander 9 minutes to Lameroo Beach for seaside relaxation. Choose between standard, deluxe and superior apartments depending on your needs. All apartments include WiFi, laundry services, free secure parking and an ensuite bathroom. If you need a disabled access room, let staff know and they’ll be happy to help. Check out Darwin City Hotel for comfortable boutique accommodation in a convenient location.
Opening hours: 24/7
Address: 59 Smith St, Darwin City NT 0800
Ramada Suites Zen Quarter
If you’re wanting a spacious, modern apartment in Darwin then check out the Ramada Suites Zen Quarter. They offer guests one and two bedroom apartments complete with own balcony. Apartments include fully-equipped kitchens, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. During your stay, guests can enjoy a quiet coffee at the Horizon Cafe on site while browsing on the free WiFi. Kids can also enjoy the children's playground on Level 3. We hope you packed your togs because Ramada Suites have the longest pool in any Darwin City Hotel! Stroll around the magnificent plant display at Darwin Botanical Gardens, then learn about the cultural collections at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory. Stay at the Ramada Suites for a comfortable base in Darwin during a Princess Cruises holiday.
Dine on deliciously fresh oysters while relaxing at Darwin's Oyster Bar. Choose from chilled or grilled oysters with wine, craft beer and cocktails to match. It may be all about the oysters, but the staff understand not everyone wants to get their shuck on. We recommend sharing the mouthwatering salt and pepper squid or pork belly bites. Take advantage of Happy Hour or Oyster Wednesday when the entire oyster menu is only half price. Oyster Bar is located in the Darwin Waterfront Precinct close to hotels, shops, swimming lagoons and only five minutes walk from the city. You’re bound to have incredible seafood on your Princess Cruises escape, but don't miss the relaxing atmosphere and eats on offer at Oyster Bar. It's a must-visit while staying in Darwin!
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 am – 11:59 pm
Address: Darwin City Waterfront, 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin