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Best Things To Do on Weekends With Flights to Darwin
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
One of the best ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in Darwin is to visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. It's held every week from Thursday to Sunday and is a tasty way to experience the town's multiculturalism. You can sample food from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Portugal, India, Greece, China, Malaysia and Brazil. If you're searching for a place to do some souvenir shopping once your flights to Darwin arrive, there's plenty of vendors selling unique gifts to fill up your suitcase.
Explore Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is Australia's largest national park and is one of the main reasons people buy an airfare to Darwin. It's an easy day trip from Darwin, so you'll want to rent a car from Darwin International Airport (DRW). It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can see Aboriginal rock art that is more than 20,000 years old. You can also relax by one of the beautiful waterfalls and watch the sunset from the Nadab Lookout.
Walk around the city centre
You don't need to venture off too far to experience the best Darwin has to offer. Once your flights to Darwin have landed, spend a few hours wandering around the city centre. You can visit the many galleries and some of the town's interesting buildings like the Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, and the Government House that was built between 1870 and 1878. Other notable places of interest include the Bicentennial Park, the Chinese Temple and the Tree of Knowledge.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
There is no entrance fee to visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, making it the perfect attraction for budget travellers buying cheap flights to Darwin. Inside the building, you can see an impressive collection of Aboriginal art as well as one of the largest crocodiles ever captured in northern Australia.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
Tap and Ride card
As soon as your flights to Darwin have landed, it's a good idea to purchase the Tap and Ride card for the city. You can use the card on the city's public transport network, and it only costs $20 AUD. The card will give you 10 bus trips, or you can buy single tickets for $3 AUD per ride or a day pass for $7 AUD. Both the tickets and the cards are available from the bus driver.
The bus route that most travellers who buy flights to Darwin use is route 4. It stops by famous attractions like the Museum and Art Gallery, Mindil Beach Sunset Market and Crocosaurus Cove. The line runs every 10 to 35 minutes daily. Many travellers who buy tickets to Darwin also end up using the city's hop-on, hop-off bus service. It costs $42 AUD for a one-day ticket and $62 AUD for a two-day ticket. You can use the service to visit sites such as the Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and the Waterfront Precinct.
Transport from Darwin International Airport (DRW)
The cheapest way to get to your hotel after your flights to Darwin have arrived is with the public bus. Route 3A collects passengers at Darwin International Airport (DRW) and runs to the Casuarina Bus Interchange. If you want to go in the opposite direction, you can take route 3C or 3D. Other transportation options include taking a taxi from the airport. You can book a driver before your flights to Darwin or arrive or you’ll find the taxi stand in front of arrivals terminal, and you can expect to pay between $25 to $30 AUD to get from Darwin International Airport (DRW) to the CBD. Ride-sharing service Uber is also available at the airport. For car hire, you can reserve your vehicle through Webjet while booking your flights to Darwin, or you can choose from what's available when you arrive.
What to pack for Darwin in the summer
Summer is wet season in Darwin. Once you've confirmed your return flights to Darwin, you'll want to pack items such as closed-toe shoes, an umbrella and a dry bag for your camera. Despite the rain, temperatures will still be high, and you'll need breathable clothing to stay cool during the day.
What to pack for Darwin in the winter
If you want to escape the cold winter temperatures, book flights to Darwin. The town's winter weather is still warm enough for t-shirts, thongs, and shorts. You'll still need to pack sunscreen, and it's a good idea to bring along a reusable water bottle that you can top up as you explore. However, you'll still want to pack some warm layers for the evenings when temperatures start to drop.