So, you’ve arrived in Darwin on an early morning flight from Adelaide, and as you step outside the doors of Darwin International Airport, your body is thanking you for choosing to spend a few days in the warmth of Northern Australia while everyone at home is stuck indoors keeping out of the freezing cold weather that the southern half of Australia is feel right now. And while it can get hot and humid in the NT during summer, winter in Darwin and the Top End is the place you want to be, especially with so much to see, do and experience.
If you haven’t been to Darwin before, and you just want to ease yourself into all that the destination has to offer, a Darwin City Sightseeing Tour in one of Territory Limousine Service’s Luxury Sedans is the perfect way to start your Top End adventures, just like our guests Jan and Rich did recently.
We started the morning by collecting Jan and Rich from their accommodation in our Statesman Caprice which is stocked ready with light refreshments for the morning ahead (it’s important to keep yourself hydrated when out and about in the tropics, and we always suggest you bring your hat and sunglasses). We begin our Darwin Private Tour meandering our way around the Darwin foreshore from the Esplanade, to Cullen Bay, past Mindil Beach (home of the famous Mindil Beach Markets) and Fannie Bay, and out to East Point Reserve. East Point Reserve has 200 hectares of green park lands, recreation area and natural bush land popular for picnics, bike riding, walking and special events.
Within the reserve is Dudley Point Lookout offering stunning views across the ocean and cliffs, and the Darwin Military Museum and Military Precinct at East Point.
We made our way back towards the city, but not without stopping at one of our favourite little cafes in Darwin…Eva’s Café at the George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens. This is such a beautiful spot and our guests enjoyed lovely freshly made scones and coffee. Our guests were having such a lovely time relaxing and being chauffeured around in the air-conditioned comfort of our Statesman taking in the sights while we explored the city.
Jan and Rich had heard about this fabulous outdoor Cinema from some friends who had recently visited, so we took a drive past Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema. They were going to make it one of their must do experiences whilst here in Darwin…” let’s go tomorrow night” they decided, so they made a booking for our Chrysler Sedan for tomorrow night, so they could see the Darwin sights by night.
No visit to Darwin would be complete without visiting Stokes Hill Wharf. Our guests took a leisurely stroll along the Wharf and explored the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. They absolutely loved the backdrop of crystal blue waters of Darwin Harbour on one side of the Wharf and the stunning Darwin Waterfront Precinct on the other, not to mention to restaurants and cafes, and “wait…wow they said, there’s the Wave Pool we've heard so much about…we’ll definitely have to bring the grand kids with us next time we come up”.
Jan and Rich couldn’t believe how much there was to see and do in Darwin, let alone the rest of the Top End that they were still yet to see. They said they had so much fun on their own Private Sightseeing Tour of Darwin and loved how flexible we were to their needs and how there were no time restraints on how long they spent at each location.
We think this is the best way to see Darwin and the Top End…what about you?