SHORE BET DAR­WIN

Some of Aus­tralia’s best mar­kets, in­cred­i­ble Asian-in­flu­enced cui­sine and a trop­i­cal life­style sur­rounded by wa­ter – Dar­win has it all for a stay pre or post cruise.

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HEAD DI­RECTLY TO

The mar­kets. With fresh trop­i­cal pro­duce, the best lak­sas in the Ter­ri­tory and lo­cally made arts and crafts, the Parap Vil­lage Mar­kets of­fer the cul­tural foodie and craft­lover a fab­u­lous ex­pe­ri­ence. Run­ning every Satur­day, rain or shine, you can pick up a cool­ing Malaysian shaved ice ka­cang and browse the stalls.

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DON’T BOTHER WITH

Think­ing about a quick dip in the open wa­ter, un­less you do your re­search. The dan­gers you po­ten­tially face in­clude large tidal move­ment, treach­er­ous rips and dan­ger­ous ma­rine crea­tures (crocodiles, jel­ly­fish). In­stead, head di­rectly to the la­goon in Dar­win Water­front Precinct; there’s a wave pool there too.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Hire a car and do the Greater Litch­field Loop which takes you to the water­falls of Litch­field Na­tional Park, fish­ing ad­ven­tures at Dundee Beach, and World War II his­tory at Batch­e­lor Mu­seum.

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IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE RESTAU­RANT

Fancy some quin­tes­sen­tial South­east Asia cui­sine? Head to Hanu­man and try the oys­ters and the but­ter chicken. Restau­ra­teur Jimmy Shu has decked out the Mitchell St busi­ness with ta­bles and art­work from his Asian trav­els.

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THE TOUR TO TAKE

On a Dar­win Har­bour sun­set cruise, you’ll sip cham­pagne while watch­ing the sun set from the top deck. Along the way you’ll learn about the his­tory of Dar­win and the Lar­rakia peo­ple, the tra­di­tional own­ers of Dar­win.

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