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Bicentennial Park

Take a break from the city and stroll through this calming natural space. Pass harbour views, native flora and sobering war monuments. 

Bicentennial Park is one of Darwin’s most prized parklands. Come to this peaceful spot to take a relaxing walk or play a game of football on the grass.   

The park was built in 1988 to celebrate 200 years since the First Fleet arrived from Britain. Find the park on the stretch of cliffs between Doctor’s Gully and Territory Parliament House, overlooking Darwin Harbour. 

Walk along the tree-lined paths or sit on a bench under a palm tree and enjoy some peace and quiet with views of the manicured lawns. The park’s plant displays represent many native species, including the white siris and beauty leaf trees.

Head to the park’s eastern edges and look out onto Darwin Harbour. In the distance, the Larrakeyah Army Base stretches out towards Darwin’s most eastern point. Along the promenade, look for the 200 Remarkable Territorians display with hand-painted tiles that commemorate pioneers, politicians and scientists from the area. 

Bicentennial Park’s historic significance is reflected in the number of monuments located throughout. Stop by a defensive cannon post, which displays the original weapon intact. Visit the Cenotaph Memorial in the southwestern end of the park. This monument commemorates the efforts of Australians who served in war and the Aboriginal people whose bush skills were essential to the successful defence of Darwin during World War II. 

Get some exercise with a jog or a footy game on the lawns. Take the kids to the playground for a ride on the swings. The park is a popular setting for wedding photos, so chances are you will spot a procession passing by.

Time your visit during the Darwin Festival in August to enjoy music performances, food stalls and dance shows throughout the park. In June, get a glimpse of Darwin’s lively Greek community at the Greek Glenti festival. 

Bicentennial Park is located next to Darwin’s city centre, along the Esplanade. Get there using Darwin’s efficient bus system or walk from downtown.


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Oaks Élan Darwin

Oaks Élan Darwin

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (228 reviews)

    Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

    Oaks Élan DarwinAU$104

    23 Jun - 24 Jun

    Oaks Élan DarwinAU$104
    Rydges Darwin Central

    Rydges Darwin Central

    21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (852 reviews)

      Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

      Rydges Darwin CentralAU$117

      21 Jun - 22 Jun

      Rydges Darwin CentralAU$117
      H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

      H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

      105 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (171 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Darwin, this aparthotel is steps from Darwin Entertainment Centre.

        H on Mitchell Apartment HotelAU$155

        17 Jun - 18 Jun

        H on Mitchell Apartment HotelAU$155
        DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

        DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

        116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.1 out of 5 (375 reviews)

          Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin EsplanadeAU$191

          21 Jun - 22 Jun

          DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin EsplanadeAU$191
          H on Smith Hotel

          H on Smith Hotel

          81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (591 reviews)

            Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Esplanade, Darwin Entertainment Centre, and Crocosaurus Cove. The USS Peary Memorial ...

            H on Smith HotelAU$139

            23 Jun - 24 Jun

            H on Smith HotelAU$139
            Palms City Resort

            Palms City Resort

            64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (630 reviews)

              Located in Darwin City Centre, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

              Palms City ResortAU$175

              20 Jun - 21 Jun

              Palms City ResortAU$175
              DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

              DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin

              122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (534 reviews)

                This family-friendly Darwin hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

                DoubleTree by Hilton DarwinAU$174

                21 Jun - 22 Jun

                DoubleTree by Hilton DarwinAU$174
                Novotel Darwin CBD

                Novotel Darwin CBD

                100 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.2 out of 5 (886 reviews)

                  Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

                  Novotel Darwin CBDAU$174

                  30 Jun - 1 Jul

                  Novotel Darwin CBDAU$174

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