Christmas Special – Free gift wrapping


Saturday 5, 12 & 19 December come along to Parap Markets and get a copy of Darwin in the Wet, the best (and only) wet season guide to Darwin and the Top End. Signed, gift wrapped and posted by the author! See you there!

Rapid Creek Markets

Every Sunday, 52 weeks of the year, the Asian markets at Rapid Creek transports you to another country.  Close your eyes, smell the chilli and garlic wafting through the smoky air from the BBQ. Stroll through the stalls and be absolutely mystified by the straggly snake beans, water spinach that looks like a muddle of […]

Fashion Show at Shine Gifts

Combine fashion, fun and food at the Golden Orchid Restaurant on 6th November 2014 where Anne from Shine Gifts is hosting a fashion parade. As well as stocking a big range of clothing at the Cullen Bay Store, Shine has a wonderful collection of gifts. From unusual wall hangings, to exotic pearl jewellery or unusual glass […]

Fashion bastions of Darwin

Elevated (corner Knuckey and Cavenagh Streets) Head upstairs to this fabulous attic space. It’s a warehouse of treasures, especially their selection of Rant clothing, my favourite layered clothes. Designer clothing, all Australian, is enticingly hanging in various nooks and crannies around the space and it’s intriguing to explore. Elevated also has a range of gifts, from […]

Shopping in Darwin’s Smith Street Mall

  Funky girders and steel beams create undercover spaces with palm trees placed erratically in between.  Cafes congregate outdoors and clothing stores spread into the Mall. It’s a mix of shopping experiences from beautiful pearls and crocodile handbags to touristy t-shirts and bali-style frocks. Duck down the side alleys and arcades to discover little Asian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shopping in the Star Arcade

This is my favourite place in Darwin.  The Frangipani trees send dappled shade across the pavers and the umbrellas and sails shade the takeaway tables.  The passageway into the courtyard tells a fascinating story about the old Star cinema, a classic open air picture theatre which operated from 1929.  There’s even an old film projector […]

Darwin in the Wet