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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Amazing collections of local art, culture and natural sciences including Tactile Arts - the craft and design centre on the precinct with National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opening in August through to November. Beautiful location with cafe on site and next to the Ski club for a bucket of prawns and drinks at sunset ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Food
“Parap village market is held every Saturday morning rain or shine with 30 food stalls and 79 craft stalls”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A huge selection of shops including supermarkets, cinema, retail and medical and dental.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Jimmy Shu, chef and owner of Hanuman, right in the centre of town, is wonderful for a quick meal or a long drawn out banquet. Just tell the staff and they will make it happen. Jimmy has been on many TV food shows, hosts cooking sessions for Darwin Food Festival, and is one of the caterers at Deckchair Cinema. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Zoo
“Have you experienced face to face with a huge croc? Why not try and get into the glass tube and dive in to the water. All experienced staff will help and record your wildest experience ever.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Operating every Thursday & Sunday, 4:00pm to 9:00pm from the 25th of April to the 31st of October From exclusive performers, to fan favourites, there's always something for the whole family. Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the place to be for events, functions, and a family night out. Hosting over 200 specialty stores and food vendors, it’s a local favourite for visitors and locals alike.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Spa
“The Darwin Wave Pool is great for all ages as it has a babys pool,The wave Pool and a big lagoon that is all safe to swim in.Has some shady spots with umbrellas and deck chairs but need to get there early to get one.also the wharf eatery is in walking distance as well as the waterfront for a meal,icecream or a cold beer”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Huge market on Thursday and Sunday night in dry season, great food, local arts and crafts, sunset on Mindil Beach ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Open during the dry season only, for a wonderful meal, a cold drink and a great movie under the Stars has made Deckchair Cinema a must go for locals and visitors. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mindil Beach Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for fun & entertainment! Play the world's most popular casino games, enjoy fantastic live entertainment and visit our great selection of restaurants & bars. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stunning location and water front/ sunset views overlooking Fanny Bay beaches and harbour on East Point showcasing local produce. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Nightcliff Sunday Markets is amazing. It has food and entertainment for every one. It is a fun morning on a Sunday ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Storage
“It's all about the sunset and the view here. Get it early to have a drink and watch the sun melt into the ocean. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“It has wallabies, birds, great views of Darwin city, bike & walking tracks & history. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely place to enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or coffee. The cafe is in an historical building in the Botanical Gardens. You can sit inside or out on the large back deck set in amongst the trees.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“Jimmy Shu, chef and owner of Hanuman, right in the centre of town, is wonderful for a quick meal or a long drawn out banquet. Just tell the staff and they will make it happen. Jimmy has been on many TV food shows, hosts cooking sessions for Darwin Food Festival, and is one of the caterers at Deckchair Cinema. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning location and water front/ sunset views overlooking Fanny Bay beaches and harbour on East Point showcasing local produce. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great relaxing location - close to the ocean.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A relaxed & inviting Experience. Beautiful food a an amazing atmosphere and view”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Char is considered fine dining - highly regarded as one of the best places for steak. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old Darwin Greek taverna - local institution with great food and atmosphere ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Thai and Indian Fusion restaurant. Great atmosphere and great Thai/Indian food. My favourite dish is the Massaman beef. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“There are 46 taps of craft beer and cider, quality wines and modern pub food. They now boast a fabulous new addition; a large outdoor beer garden overlooking the wave pool . Opening hours: Everyday 10am-2am”
  • 13 locals recommend

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