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21 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 ways to spend Valentine's Day in Darwin.

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Darwin sunset cruise with dinner from Viator

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

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Destination: Stokes Hill Wharf
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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 mid beer, an antipasto platter and a great Aussie BBQ meal.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Destination: Cullen Bay Marina
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Sunset turtle watching excursion from Viator

A magical experience designed for lovers of wildlife.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Destination: Bare Sand Island
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Scenic helicopter flight tour from RedBalloon

Fly over Darwin City and take in amazing scenic views from the air!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Destination: Charles Darwin National Park
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Darwin restaurants for Valentine's Day dinner


1. HanumaTn 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
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Mantra on the Esplanade
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Cullen Bay Resorts
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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
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Skycity Darwin
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Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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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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