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30 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Darwin

There are loads of unique and romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Darwin. You just have to know where to look.

Darwin is a culturally rich city that is quintessentially Australian. The stunning, rugged landscape coupled with the laidback vibe makes it the perfect place to chill out and explore.

If you live in Darwin or are planning on holidaying there during Valentine's Day, you're in luck. There are loads of fun ways to celebrate with you partner.

Scroll through to see our top picks of 30 fun ways to spend Valentine's Day in Darwin.

12 romantic things to do in Darwin on Valentine's Day

  • Marvel at the panoramic views, breathtaking nature and ancient Aboriginal art in the Kakadu National Park.
  • Take a day cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge and visit Edith Falls.
  • An excuse to cuddle up to your Valentine? Crocodile spotting on the Adelaide River.
  • Explore the Litchfield National Park and swim in the plunge pools fed by the Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls and Wangi Falls.
  • After all that adventure, treat your partner to a 45 minutes back, neck and leg relaxation massage.
  • Take a historical tour of Australia's front line during WWII.
  • Share the love with a meaningful gesture that will make a real difference. Adopt a Wildlife Child and help preserve Australia’s unique fauna.
  • Take in the city sights with an informative tour through Darwin’s fascinating history. Visit museums, stroll through the Botanical gardens and end it all with a sunset cruise.
  • Soften the blow of a romance packed V-day and slip in a V8 Race Car Driving Experience.
  • Indulge with an organic facial and manicure or pedicure.
  • Meet up later for a movie date.
  • Top it all off with a Sunset Dinner cruise on the Darwin harbour.

Darwin restaurants for Valentine's Day dinner


1. Hanuman Restaurant | Doubletree Esplanade, 93 Mitchell Street

Hanuman is the creation of celebrated chef Jimmy Shu who combines classic recipes, traditionally trained chefs and modern flavours for a fresh twist on South East Asian, Indian and Nonya cuisines.

08 8941 3500 | darwin@hanuman.com.au


2. Yots Greek Taverna | 54 Marina Blvd

Multi award winning Yots specialise in modern and traditional Greek cuisine on the dazzling waterfront boardwalk at Cullen Bay. Famous for its upscale food and low key elegance.

08 8981 4433 | yots@yots.com.au


3. CHOW! | Shops D1 & D2, 19 Kitchener Drive

Classic tangy, spicy, fresh Vietnamese food. Chow! is a casual dining experience that focuses on the taste explosion of its dishes. If you want to keep it casual and just chow down this Valentine’s day, this chilled out restaurant might be the perfect place.

08 8941 7625 | info@chowdarwin.com.au

Darwin hotels for Valentine's Day

DoubleTree by Hilton, Darwin
Mantra on the Esplanade
Cullen Bay Resorts
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Skycity Darwin
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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    ScottJune 3, 2015


    I am coming to Darwin with my girlfriend around the 1st of August, were are looking for things to do as a couple as we heard this time of year it is pretty much party central. We are going to do all the tours, but what else can you recommend for us if we want to chill out at night and places to stay that is not greatly expensive as we will be there for 3 weeks.

    Thanks Scott

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      AlexJune 4, 2015Staff

      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a quieter getaway in and around Darwin if that’s what you’re after.

      If you’re looking for some accommodation options, consider checking out sites like Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotelscombined.com and Wotif. While they do list backpacker hostels (which would be the “party central”) areas you’re referring to, there are plenty of hotels, motels and apartments on offer as well with heaps of options in the Darwin CBD for less than $200 per night.

      If you’d really like to get away from it all, consider hiring a car from Hertz, Europcar, or Avis. Then, explore what the area’s known best for — it’s nature. Within a few hours drive, you can find Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Mary River National Park and plenty more. There are also nature retreats and serene resorts you can book if you don’t want to do the journey all in one day.

      Hope that helps!


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