Romantic things to do in Darwin on Valentine’s Day in 2022

Cringe-proof date ideas in Darwin for 14 February

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Darwin's quintessential Australian landscape and laidback vibe makes it ideal 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.

Valentine's Day breakfast and brunch in Darwin

Brunch by the beach

Brunch by the beach from

Hit the beaches of Darwin this fine Valentine's Day morning for a stroll to a brunch spot of your choosing. Then tuck into a tour of the beach to discover its Nightcliff Foreshore, Fannie Bay, East Point Reserve, Cullen Bay Marina and Stokes Hill Wharf.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Price: $95pp
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Valentine's Day lunch in Darwin

Lunch at Crab Claw Island

Lunch at Crab Claw Island from

Make this Valentine's Day one not to forget with a chartered helicopter to Crab Claw Island Resort where you'll dine with waterfront views.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Price: $525pp
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Things to do in Darwin for romantic dates

Helicopter pub crawl

Helicopter pub crawl from

Think out of the box today and pair a romantic helicopter ride with your shared love of beer and pub grub on a pub crawl by chopper. Yes, it's a thing.

  • Location: Winnellie
  • Price: $990pp
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Australia on location destination photo shoot

Australia on location destination photo shoot from RedBalloon

Just gotten engaged? Perhaps you're always talking about doing a professional photoshoot together and you've been putting it off? Well, now's the chance to come through with a destination photoshoot for the most romantic day on the calendar.

  • Location: Various
  • Price: $449 for a 1 hour session
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Cage of Death experience

Cage of Death experience from

It's one of those bucket-list adventures you have to do when in Darwin. So if you haven't already, this is your chance to get into the cage of death with your other half and brave staring into the face of a croc together.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Price: $270 for two
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Darwin airboat tour

Darwin airboat tour from RedBalloon

Hit the water this hot summer's day for a thrilling aircraft ride along Darwin Harbour. This one's perfect for thrill-seeking couples.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Price: $165pp
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Private helicopter adventure to Litchfield Waterfall

Private helicopter adventure to Litchfield Waterfall from Adrenaline

Looking for that ultimate showstopper this Valentine's Day? How's about a private helicopter ride from Darwin all the way to Litchfield National Park where you'll call in at a secluded waterfall location for the two of you?

  • Location: Departs Darwin CBD and Palmerston
  • Price: $1,800 for two
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Darwin City scenic flight

Darwin City scenic flight from Adrenaline

If planes are more your style, hop on a scenic flight over Darwin City and its harbour for a thrilling 30 minutes instead.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Price: $240pp
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Scenic helicopter flight

Scenic helicopter flight from Adrenaline

See Darwin from above and impress your better half with this scenic helicopter ride over Darwin CBD and Charles Darwin National Park.

  • Location: Charles Darwin National Park
  • Price: $399pp
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Helicopter flight with dinner

Helicopter flight with dinner from

Love is in the air – literally – when you're flying through the skies on a romantic helicopter ride at twilight. You'll also celebrate your love with a beer, wine or glass of sparkling and a tasting platter at Wharf One Restaurant after.

  • Location: Winnellie
  • Price: $775pp
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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: $399pp
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Hotel packages to book in Darwin for Valentine's Day

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort from Groupon

Steal away for two or three nights on a resort staycation where the mood is relaxing and the pool is waiting. There's also a bottle of wine, drinks voucher, late checkout and dinner waiting with this package deal.

  • Price: $159 for a two night stay in a studio room
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Free things to do on Valentine's Day in Darwin

  • Spend a day at the art gallery: It might be the wet season but Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a dampener. Stay dry and indoors as you wander through the galleries of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Mason Gallery, Mbantua Gallery or the Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery.
  • Catch the sunset off the waterfront: When the weather is right, hit a waterfront restaurant or sit on the promenade and watch the sun go down over the ocean.
  • Take a stroll through a park: Feeling brave? Stroll through the Darwin Botanic Gardens, Bicentennial Gardens or East Point Reserve in a poncho or with a brolly.
  • Bar hop along Mitchell Street: While technically not free, it doesn't involve a big commitment to order a drink or two at the bars and pubs along the way.
  • Take a tour through Parliament House: This impressive, tropical style building is open every day for you to wander at your leisure.

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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 should not have too much trouble finding a quieter getaway in and around Darwin if that is what you are after.

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

      If you would 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 hour’s 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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