W H A T ' S O N I N D A R W I N
**We recommend that you book accommodation and flights early. August is a particularly busy time in Darwin. There are the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards on, the Darwin Festival, and it is peak tourism time for the parks around Darwin. Accommodation can book out quickly.
There is plenty to do and see around town or simply relax, recharge the batteries and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. There is a huge focus on outdoor activities – eating, drinking, shopping, movie-going, sailing and visiting the markets.
We will be hosting our OMOZ 2018 Conference Dinner on Wednesday 15 August 2018. The night will be hosted on the front lawns of the Museum, against the backdrop of the sun setting on the Arafura Sea. It will be a night not to be missed. More details are coming soon.
August is a popular time to be in Darwin. The following are other key events you may wish to stop by at:
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the contemporary fine art of over sixty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres at its annual event. The fair is held in Darwin, on Larrakia Country,
at the Darwin Convention Centre. Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be held from the 10 - 12 August 2018.
The Darwin Festival is an 18 day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, delicious food and drink stalls, and free performances at the heart of the arts - Festival Park - and various venues across Darwin, as the Festival activates the city every August.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art award. The aim is to recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists from regional and urban areas throughout Australia, working in both traditional and contemporary media.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a modern day market in the heart of the tropics. Located on the iconic strip overlooking Mindil Beach, the market features over 300 stalls. They are open every Thursday and Sunday evenings.
If you're after a quieter night, Deckchair Cinema is a must-do experience in Darinw. Their outdoor setting, on the edge of Darwin Harbour is stunning: watch the sunset over the sea and enjoy the tropical garden setting with a meal and a drink before the your movie starts.
Darwin, Australia is the place to visit to see crocodiles in their natural habitat, enjoy fresh seafood, go fishing for the catch of a lifetime, watch the sun set while cruising the Top End, take a dip in the sea and trek the best trails. East Point Military Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Darwin Military Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience and Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility are just some of the locations that played a historic role during WWII.
For more information on things to do in and around the Darwin area, visit Tourism Top End.