Soon the Wet will arrive

I can’t wait! It’s nearly the start of ‘the Wet’.  The dry parched and burnt landscape will be transformed into lush green pastures and soft flowing rivers will become torrents of rushing water.  Waterfalls will overflow and crash over escarpments, wetlands will become seas of water. During the Wet exciting tropical storms collide and rage […]

Travelling Film Festival at Flix in the Wet

The Deckchair Cinema runs Flix in the Wet on Sunday afternoons January through March at Birch Carroll Coyle in Darwin, including a weekend of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival. This extravaganza of international and Australian films has been running for over 30 years, with the objective of bringing a diverse range of films to regional Australia. You will feel very privileged […]

Deckchair Cinema

Visit the Deckchair Cinema, a unique venue nestled beside the ocean. Relax in a deckchair, watch movies under the stars and soak up the ambience of this special place. Doors open an hour before the film so take advantage of the venue and arrive early for a drink and supper. There’s a range of award winning films […]

Cornucopia Museum Cafe

Relax with a coffee on the long narrow veranda of Cornucopia Museum Café overlooking the calm blue waters of Darwin Harbour. Fans whir overhead, palm fronds sway in the breeze and there’s a fun bubble of voices in the background. Enjoy an assortment of salads or burgers. Breakfast all day is an option. Cornucopia is part of the Museum […]

End of the wet – diary dates

The Deckchair Cinema re-opens in April. On 25th April, the Anzac Day Dawn Service starts at 6am at The Cenotaph, The Esplanade. Mindil Markets re-opens on Thursday 25th April and operates until 31st October 2013. Thursday 5pm – 10pm and Sunday 4pm – 9pm  

World War II tunnels

Eight underground tunnels were dug by hand using a pick, shovel and hand-held pneumatic tools! They were intended to house the oil required to refuel our fleet and were a replacement to the above ground oil storage tanks that were mostly destroyed during the bombing of Darwin. Unfortunately 2 years later, the war ended, the tunnels […]

Art Warehouse

Art Warehouse is a lot of fun. I can spend hours in there and still go back a few days later for some more browsing. There’s contemporary artwork alongside traditional pieces with black and white photos too. Carol makes her own jewellery often using bush remnants and pods. These colourful necklaces hang from pieces of […]

The Darwin Chinese Temple

The temple is red. The big welcoming doors are wide open and red, the roof beams are red, the Chinese lanterns and alter cloths are red. Look closely and materials are patterned with gold dragons, or pink flowers and vases are filled with colourful flowers. The soft sweet smell of incense burns slowly from a […]

Sydney Travelling Film Festival

The Flix in the Wet programme includes a weekend of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival.  This extravaganza of international and Australian films has been running for over 30 years, with the objective of bringing a diverse range of films to regional Australia. You will feel very privileged to be part of the weekend.  Indulge in […]

Darwin Waterfront Heritage Trail

See the new but feel the old!  The stylishly designed convention centre, the hotels and the trio of contemporary apartments form a horseshoe of buildings around a brilliant green park softened with the low swaying branches of the rain trees and the fragrant smell of Frangipanis that say “this is the tropics”. The grass of […]

Darwin in the Wet
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