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Romantic things to do in Darwin on Valentine’s Day

Cringe-proof date ideas in Darwin.

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Darwin's quintessential Australian landscape and laidback vibe makes it the ideal destination for lovers who want to spend Valentine's Day a little differently.

With romance and adventure in mind, check out our top picks for romantic things to do in the Northern Territory capital.

Things to do in Darwin for romantic dates

Darwin sunset cruise with dinner

Darwin sunset cruise with dinner from Viator

Experience the famous Top End sunset over Fannie Bay on this personalised Darwin Harbour sunset cruise with a difference and enjoy a meal of fresh fish and chips.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Destination: Stokes Hill Wharf
  • Price: $65 per person

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Scenic Darwin Helicopter Flight

Scenic Darwin Helicopter Flight from RedBalloon

Surprise your significant other with the scenic route over Darwin. Sit back and enjoy the city below with a qualified pilot and breathtaking views.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Destination: Darwin City
  • Price: $399 per person

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Sunset sailing with dinner

Sunset sailing with dinner from RedBalloon

Catamaran sailing mostly by wind power, you'll kick back and watch the gorgeous sunset with a cool wine or beer, an antipasto platter and a great Aussie BBQ meal.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Destination: Cullen Bay Marina
  • Price: $140 per person

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Cinema experience for two

Cinema experience for two from RedBalloon

Watch the latest movie on Valentine's Day with this movie voucher that includes popcorn and soft drinks for two.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Destination: Casuarina, Darwin
  • Price: $70 for two people

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Darwin hotel and accommodation packages

Palm City Resort: Up to 3-night escape for two

Palm City Resort: Up to 3-night escape for two from RedBalloon

Escape to a local slice of paradise at the Palm City Resort in Darwin. Cool off in the outdoor swimming pool or explore one of the many restaurants in the area this Valentine's Day.

  • Includes: Parking, late check-out, villa-style cabins
  • Price: From $89

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Adina Apartment Hotel: 1-3 nights' stay

Adina Apartment Hotel: 1-3 nights' stay from Groupon

Get away from reality for a day (or maybe a few) with a booking at Adina's Waterfront Apartments.

  • Includes: Late check-out and optional Wavepool Pass.
  • Price: From $109

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    ScottJune 3, 2015

    Hello

    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!

      Alex

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