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 […]

Ice cream with a view

Down at the Darwin Waterfront, Trampoline serves serious ice cream. Choose a wild berry sorbet or a hazelnut full cream regular ice cream. Make sure to order it in a cup rather than a waffle cone – it melts tooooooooo fast in a cone! Then follow the Heritage and Cultural trail.  Start at Traveller’s Walk, behind the hotel. […]

Sunday’s local markets

The Asian markets at Rapid Creek will transport you to another country.  Close your eyes and smell the chilli and garlic wafting through the smoky air.  check out the straggly snake beans, water spinach that looks like a muddle of stalks when cooked and bitter melons the size of footballs. Taste the brilliant red flesh […]

Parap Market & Shops

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Join the locals in this unique Darwin suburb with its village atmosphere and renowned food and craft market. Everyone flocks to Parap markets on a Saturday morning, to saunter around the stalls, to pick up a local trinket or two, to chill and catch up with friends. The suburb’s penchant for food overflows into some […]

Breakfast at the Boatshed Cafe

The Boatshed at Cullen Bay is a favourite local haunt especially on a busy and atmosphere filled Saturday morning. The speciality ‘pan’ breakfast is as it sounds – the works served up in a frying pan. Or for something lighter, try the big chunks of fresh fruit salad or the honey smeared muesli with yoghurt. Sit […]

Eat at Martins

Blackboards around the walls advertise the tasty and unusual food, the menu chalked up in colourful pinks and yellows. This is vegetarian food.  It’s fun, different and good for you. Good for the all over you. Try the beetroot curry with dahl on the side, not just lentils but jammed full of vegies too, or […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day at the Waterfront

Last Friday afternoon we checked into Vibe Hotel at the Waterfront. 23 hours later we checked out! We were on holiday in Darwin – sitting around the swimming pool, relaxing and reading a book and wandering over to Trampoline for our favourite Classic Chocolate ice cream (in our swimmers). Friday night we dressed up and […]

Stokes Wharf

Just past the Waterfront, the olde worlde Stokes Wharf is a Darwin institution. Sit on the jetty, throw a fishing line over the side, watch the storm clouds gather on the horizon or see the huge yellow full moon rising at sunset.  Grab fish and chips or a steaming plate of stir fry vegies and barramundi. This […]

Four Birds at the Star Arcade

Four Birds is where I spend a lot of my week, it’s bursting with atmosphere and Louisa makes a great piccolo latte. The little cafe is tucked away in the courtyard through the Star Arcade, off Smith Street Mall. Far from a hidden treasure it is where the locals “hang out”, read the newspapers, have […]

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