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Stuart Park: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Framed Art Gallery

Take home a piece of original Darwin design from Frame Gallery, a large gallery specialising in Australian fine art and craft including sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, blown glass, textiles and of course fine art.

Located five minutes from the Darwin city centre, Frame Gallery presents and sells a wide variety of quality Australian art and craft created by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists. It is a popular gallery with art lovers and is one of the most successful commercial art galleries in the north of Australia.

Ten exhibitions spaces span more than 800 square metres. Wander through the temporary exhibitions or the collection displays of fine art and craft, including jewellery from around Australia and locally crafted pieces of furniture. The collection is constantly changing as work moves through the gallery. Framed Art Gallery also sells art books and original prints.

55 Stuart Highway
Stuart Park, NT, 0820

Located 0.9K from Stuart Park

Nature's Way

Nature's Way is a scenic tourism drive through Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. For photographic, wildlife and birdwatching enthusiasts, this is a dream drive on a fully sealed road suitable for a two-wheel-drive vehicle.

The 457 kilometre drive begins in Darwin and follows the Arnhem Highway through the Adelaide and Mary River wetlands to Kakadu National Park. It then follows the Kakadu Highway before intersecting the Stuart Highway down to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).

Kakadu is home to some of the world's oldest Aboriginal rock art galleries. It can be explored by car or on hundreds of kilometres of marked walking trails. Travellers can cruise the Yellow Water Billabong or the East Alligator River to see birds, animals and crocodiles.

Further south is Katherine, the gateway to Nitmiluk National Park. Swim in the spring-fed crystal clear pool of the Katherine Hot Springs.

At Nitmiluk National Park, board a cruise, canoe down the gorge and spot birds, crocodiles and other native flora and fauna. On your return to Darwin stop off for a swim at Leliyn / Edith Falls. Take a scenic walk at Butterfly Gorge Nature Park, north of the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek.

Stuart Highway
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 1.5K from Stuart Park

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Take a walk through the historic George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens to see a wide range of environments and flora of northern Australia, including 450 species of palms and plantings from Tiwi Island and Arnhem Land.

Wander through monsoon forests, coastal dunes, mangroves and open woodlands. You're sure to find something interesting in one of the few botanic gardens in the world that also has marine and estuarine plants occurring naturally in its grounds. See orchids, aroids, bromeliads and other striking foliage plants up close. There's a collection of about 400 species of palms and cycads, mostly in the rainforest gully that houses a waterfall and ponds. Discover the traditional indigenous uses of local plants when you take a self-guided walk devoted to Aboriginal plant use.

The Gardens were established in 1886 to introduce and evaluate plants for the new city, and have since become important in the recreational and scientific life of Darwin. They have survived severe cyclones, major wildfires and World War II. The Wesleyan Church, formerly located on the corner of Mitchell and Knuckey Streets in the city, has been restored and relocated to the gardens.

Gardens Road
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 1.5K from Stuart Park

Stuart Park: Events

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race

Head to Darwin Harbour to catch the spectacle of the fleet of yachts setting out to race to Indonesia.

One of the most anticipated events on Darwin's sailing calendar, the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race attracts large crowds to the harbour foreshore to watch the action, and enjoy the dry season sunshine and the festival atmosphere.

Find a vantage point from which to see the colourful sailing vessels starting their sailing adventure that ends in Ambon, Indonesia. The cool dry season breezes fill the spinnakers of yachts poised on the starting line.

The Darwin Ambon Yacht Race and rally starts at 11am. This 600-nautical mile race to the capital of the Spice Islands attracts blue water sailors from Australia and the world. Skippers who wish to enter should contact the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race Committee or refer to their website. Race entry fees apply.

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68 Frances Bay Drive
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 0.7K from Stuart Park

People's Choice Teddy Bears' Picnic

Everyone's favourite friend, Big Ted, returns to the shady surrounds of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with his fluffy friends for heaps of adventures and fun. All kids are encouraged to bring their favourite furry friend to share this Teddy Bear day with them.

This annual festival favourite, the Australian Central Savings and Loans Teddy Bears' Picnic, is one of the highlights on the social calendar for kids of all ages. It's a fun-filled, action-packed event for the whole family with terrific entertainment, crazy face painting, fanciful fairies, craft corners, sizzling sausages and a whole lot more.

So kids grab your favourite teddy, mum, dad, brothers and sisters, and head on day down to the Teddy Bears' Picnic. The picnic starts at 9am and finished at 12 noon.

Event Dates
      14th Aug

Frogshollow Centre for the Arts,
56 McMinn Street
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 1.2K from Stuart Park

National Tree Day

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton John. It has now grown into Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event.

Planet Ark is calling on all active Australian and tourists to help them plant one million new native trees and shrubs across the country.

National Tree Day is a 'call to action' for everyone to put their hands in the earth and give back to the community. Each year about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them.

It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know the community, and most importantly, to have fun.

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      31st Jul

Planet Ark,
Level 2,
15-17 Young Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 1.3K from Stuart Park


The Northern Territory Government presents the People's Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival, 21 May 2016.

BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival is an annual all age's event featuring some of Australia's best talent conducted in a safe and friendly environment at the picturesque Darwin Amphitheatre.

The 2016 BASSINTHEGRASS line up and tickets will be released in February 2016.

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre,
Gardens Road
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 1.4K from Stuart Park

Santos Opening Concert

The Darwin Festival free Santos Opening Night Concert is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and is a fixture on the Darwin Festival calendar. A free celebration of diverse musical talent from the Northern Territory and across Australia, it continues to grow every year offering Darwin Festival audiences a wonderful and unique experience each time with something to appeal to everyone.

Event Dates
      4th Aug

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens,
Gardens Road
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 1.4K from Stuart Park

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets is the Territory's newest cultural event. Explore the rich tapestry of stalls showcasing handcrafted wares created in the Territory by Territorians.

Wares that are designed here and created here, including fashion, ceramics, photography, furniture, homewares, kidswear, gourmet food and so much more. There's also a Kids Zone and an onsite library. Bring the family, they will love you for it!

Plus from May onwards, kick off your shoes and enjoy the sublime sounds of Territory musicians and the luxurious garden setting of the Bamboo Bar - a new concept in outdoor evening bliss. Fine wine, fine food and fabulous company. Drink it in.

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George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens,
Gardens Road
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 1.5K from Stuart Park

Carols By Candlelight

Join in and celebrate the start of the festive season.

Carols by Candlelight is the pinnacle of the festive season in Darwin and is held in the Amphitheatre at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Performing on the night will be the Darwin City Brass Band and many well-known carol celebrities including the Darwin Youth Choir, the Kormilda College Choir and many more.

The carols start at 6.30pm (gates open from 5.30pm) and conclude at 8.30pm with a spectacular firework finale. The venue is non-smoking and parking is available at Mindil Beach. Carol books, candles, candle cups and matches on sale at the gate entrance, and refreshments will also be on sale.

The Carols by Candlelight is a charity fundraiser event and entry is by gold coin donation. Come along for a night of community song and festivities.

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      4th Dec

Gardens Road
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 1.5K from Stuart Park

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