Bid adieu to the capital of Victoria. Don’t worry, the city’s botanic gardens will be there when you get back. Back from where, you ask? From the great city of Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory.
Maybe you’re going for business because you’re going to set up shop at the Mindil Beach markets. Maybe you’re going for pleasure, because you want to dance to the sounds of didgeridoo. Either way, the trip is four hours through the air, so you’ll be able to squeeze in two movies.
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Step one in your journey will begin at Melbourne Airport (MEL), 23 km from the city centre. There are four passenger terminals that serve 36 airlines, Qantas and Virgin among them. Relax before your flight by kicking back in one of the massage chairs throughout the terminals. Once you’re loose, go wine tasting at the vino desks that are in front of almost every gate and get real loose. The wine will make you hungry, so stop in one of the restaurants for a cheeseburger or slice of pizza. After all this, it’ll be time to stumble onto the plane.
Flights from Melbourne to Darwin arrive at Darwin International Airport (DRW), 13 km from the city centre. Head outside and hail a cab to take you downtown. You can also take the Darwin Airport Shuttle straight from the terminal to the central business district. If you’d rather be in control behind the wheel, get a vehicle from one of Wotif’s car hire options and be on your way.
When it’s time to depart, DRW has two passenger terminals and serves 13 airlines. This place has all sorts of dining and shopping options..
Things to Do Near DRW
What’s there to do in town? We’re glad you asked. Make your way 151 km east and go for a Kakadu National Park Explorer Tour by AAT Kings. You’ll take a cruise through the Yellow Water Billabong, where thousands of saltwater crocodiles make their home. These babies can grow up to 7 metres long. That’s almost as big as the boat you’ll be in. When you get back to town, take a walk through the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens—home to the oldest surviving building in Darwin. Hint, hint, it’s a house.
Do you know what lasts 4 hours and travels 850 km/hr? Flights from MEL to DRW that’s what. That’s plenty of time to conjure up stuff to do. Browse our offers on Darwin accommodation and we’ll see you in the Northern Territory.