Darwin is hailed as Australia’s gateway to Asia and as such is a thriving business centre where many people flock. The Convention Centre takes 22,900 square metres of space as part of the Darwin Waterfront Complex. It includes 2 auditoriums, 4 halls, 4 meeting rooms and 4 waterfront rooms as well as a café. There are also creative spaces and it the centre caters to many different types of events.
Located near Darwin’s central business district, Mindil Beach plays host to the Sunset Markets which operate throughout the dry season of May until October of every year. Hosted in a beautiful tropical setting the Mindil Beach market supports around 300 stalls from small businesses which sell, amongst other things, cuisine from 5 continents to handmade crafts. Alongside the stalls is an array of street performers and music adding to the vibrant atmosphere. The market is held every Thursday and Sunday through operation.
Marrara Stadium, built in 1991, also known by locals as Football Park, is a sports ground and the venue of Australian Rules football and cricket. The stadium has a total capacity of 17,000 with 5,000 seating.
Running the length of Darwin’s waterfront, looking over Darwin harbour, the park stretches from the Northern Territory Parliament House to Doctors’ Gully. Within the park can be found The Cenotaph War Memorial, the Civilian Memorial and The USS Peary Memorial. From the park visitors can access Lameroo Beach as well as Doctors’ Gully fish feeding. Bicentennial Park also provides a brilliant location for many community events such as music concerts and the Festival of Darwin and even weddings.
This is a man made site on top of low-lying coastal marsh, officially opened in 1991 for the people of Darwin to use as a recreational space. It’s a 3.5 hectare lake which provides a safe area to swim, which is similar to a natural swimming area. It is very popular in the summer months. Its seawater derives from Fannie Bay.