"We recently travelled to Darwin and were lucky enough to find Darryl. We are 3 ladies, aged 95, 65 and 64 so we needed someone special and we found Darryl to be all that we needed. Our tours were wonderful and he was full of knowledge both with history, information re restaurants, shopping, he knew it all. He was helpful, kind and very caring. It made our stay so easy. "
Colleen Kelly, Ann Kelly and Di Robertson
Sorrento, Gold Coast
Darwin is very TOURISTY! We won't try and bombard you with the infinite number of activity choices. No doubt you are already aware of Kakadu, Litchfield and Mindil Markets.
Information regarding the obvious tourist attractions are already abundantly publicised on the internet and in tourist brochures. Darryl recommends the touristy attractions ofcourse, but he has some great suggestions on how to see these attractions and the best way to plan your itinerary with the time you have.
Take a personalised 3 hour chauffeured limousine tour with a long term local that will include Stokes Hill Wharf, Cullen Bay Estate, Bayview Estate, Nightcliff foreshore, Darwin Waterfront, Parliament House, East Point Military Museum, Marrara Sporting Complex, Mindil Beach, Botanical Gardens and a couple of not so well known spots that the big tour coaches cannot get into. Some people choose to take it after they arrive and before checking into their hotel room (which is normally 2.00 pm). Or on the way back to the airport on their way home. In Darryl's view this tour gives you an instant snapshot of Darwin and is really worthwhile.
Approx Cost $420 (1-4 persons)
Darryl offers a 0915 city pick up to go to Territory Wildlife Park and after that with whatever time is left we can go short 2 km distance to the beautiful Berry Springs for a relaxing swim. We will arrive back at City Accommodation by 3.15pm.
Approx Cost $840 for 6 hours - (1-4 persons)
If additional time is needed it will be at $140 per hour or part thereof
Darryl has a range of heli-tour options, for more details see his Heli-Tour page.
There are many ways you can use your time and one is by combining some of the smaller attractions together to plan the perfect day! Don't forget to have rest days though and drink plenty of water while out and about. The Darwin weather can be very draining especially if you are not used to humidity and heat. The city water is very drinkable so there is no need to buy expensive 'bottled' water in Darwin. Just grab a container and fill it up with our beautiful water from any tap, you will not notice any difference.
A few examples of Darryl's recommendations (and approximate times required to do these trips) include:
For a unique special gift visit Cameo Gifts on Cavenagh Street (right next door to the Darwin Post Office), Darwin City. This business is owned and run by long-term Territorians. (Just tell them Darryl sent you).
There are so many options available from budget ½ day to luxurious 7 day charters – both for the harbour and rivers. Give me some idea of length, costs, where you wish to go and I will give you a few examples.
Darryl can tell you if you need to plan around Darwin major events like AFL matches, Horse Racing Darwin Cup, V8 Supercars, International cricket matches, NRL Games and many more.