For an unforgettable travel experience exploring breathtaking natural landscapes, Darwin in the Top End really has it all. As the gateway city to an array of the Northern Territory’s most celebrated regions and attractions, Oaks Elan Darwin – the city’s newest apartment hotel – provides the perfect base from which to plan your own thrilling adventures.
As Australia’s only tropical capital city, Darwin offers a unique blend of city and sea, with lush parklands, a sparkling harbour, waterfront dining and outdoor markets melding with a buzzing business centre and vibrant shopping and entertainment hubs, making for a truly memorable holiday.
Visitors will also relish the opportunity to embark on an unparalleled Top End adventure where they can experience Indigenous culture, awe-inspiring scenery and even get up close and personal with the wildlife that call the NT home.
Located in the heart of the city, Oaks Elan Darwin has released a brand new ‘Top End Value’ package, inviting travellers to book a contemporary Hotel Room from $149* per night (minimum two night stay). Guests will receive a bonus midday late check-out, free onsite car parking, Wi-Fi, a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and 20% off all meals at popular onsite restaurant Seoul Food.
To help get you started on your travel itinerary, the team at Oaks Elan Darwin has also rounded up their top picks for an extraordinary Top End escape.
Spot a Croc
You’d be hard pressed to visit the Top End and not spot at least one freshwater (‘freshie’) or saltwater (‘saltie’) croc, given there are more of these ancient reptiles that call the Northern Territory home than anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re brave enough to face them in their natural habitat aboard a wildlife cruise that journeys across wetlands, rivers and billabongs, inside Crocosaurus Cove’s ‘Cage of Death’, or from a distance at Crocodylus Park, you’re guaranteed of a frightfully unforgettable ‘croc-perience’ during your travels.
With a captivating Indigenous heritage dating back over 40,000 years, the Northern Territory is well and truly characterised by its unique Aboriginal culture. A trip to the Top End is not complete without a nod to the traditional land owners and their ancient Dreamtime stories, and this can be experienced a myriad of ways, from visiting one of the various Indigenous culture centres, art galleries and bush tucker tours, or timing your trip to coincide with Darwin’s profusion of cultural festivals – all of which will give visitors a true taste of this rich heritage through traditional music, dance, art and food.
Adventure and nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the Top End’s spectacular natural wonders that are within easy driving distance from the city. Take a day trip to Litchfield National Park or Kakadu National Park – the largest in the country and home to a countless number of Aboriginal rock art sites – and spend the day bushwalking, splashing about in crystalline plunge pools, admiring waterfalls and bird spotting. The Top End is also renowned for its world class fishing, so throw a line in one of its many fishing hot spots and try your luck at catching exotic, sport and reef fish species, from barramundi to giant trevally, black jewfish, coral trout and countless others.
*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability; mimimum two night stay. Valid over weekends for travel until 31 May 2016; some blockout dates may apply.