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Sandbar


One of Darwin's coolest nightspots and a relaxed day-spot, Sandbar is an oasis on the edge of the ocean. Enjoy a cocktail and take in the view and fresh sea air on the deck or head indoors to relax and enjoy the ambience.

Sandbar's talented mixologists are ready to serve your favourite cocktails, wines, beers and spirits, making Sandbar the perfect destination for a fun night out or pre-dinner cocktail.






Gilruth Avenue
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 0.0K from The Gardens

SKYCITY Darwin


SKYCITY Darwin is the ultimate entertainment destination in the Northern Territory. Boasting over 700 electronic gaming machines, more than 30 exciting table games, 5 restaurants, 7 bars, Darwin's only five star beachfront resort with 154 luxury rooms, VIP Super Villas with Gaming Suites, a Day Spa and a myriad of unique function, conference spaces.

Nestled on 30 acres of tropical gardens alongside the Arafura Sea, SKYCITY's bustling casino is teamed with amazing accommodation and dining options, and conference and event facilities.

SKYCITY is home to Darwin's only five star beachfront resort, complete with a private white-sand beach and an eight room tropical spa. The new tropical resort and upgraded facilities have redefined comfort and style and we provide a level of service beyond compare. (

Relax in one of 152 stylishly appointed hotel or resort rooms, swim in our infinity-edged or lagoon style pools, enjoy the cuisine of our five distinctive restaurants, and indulge in spa treatments.

We make everything smooth and effortless during your stay at SKYCITY with a range of complimentary services including wireless internet, a business centre and fitness centre.





Gilruth Avenue
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 0.1K from The Gardens

ACES


Aces, your venue for Live Sports and Entertainment. Soak up the sounds of live music while watching some of the world's greatest sporting events live on the big screen.


Hungry? Try a hearty snack such as the 9inch hot dog, nachos, fries or share an American platter with friends. With a multitude of screens, dance floor, funky bar, relaxed seating and live music, Aces has something for everyone.





Gilruth Avenue
The Gardens, NT, 0820

Located 0.2K from The Gardens

Myilly Point Heritage Precinct


The four houses making up the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct are the last of their kind in their original location and are prime examples of pre World War II Darwin architecture. This precinct represents the conclusion of a Commonwealth Government policy for an 'approved housing scheme' for high-ranking government officers, originally formulated under the first major town planning scheme of the early 1930s.

The creative talents of the architect B.C.G. Burnett were to change the face of Darwin. Burnett designed a series of homes adapted to the climatic conditions of the Top End, which included the use of lightweight materials and natural ventilation. The houses have had continuous use as housing from their date of construction, are the best surviving examples of B.C.G. Burnett's work.

Entry is via a gold coin donation.

Burnett House is open for high tea every Sunday (charge applies), please contact the National Trust for further details.




4 Burnett Place,
Myilly Point
Larrakeyah, NT, 0820

Located 0.4K from The Gardens

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 0.4K from The Gardens

The Gardens: Events

National Indigenous Music Awards


The National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMAs] are a celebration of Indigenous music that honours contemporary and traditional artists.
The NIMAs are unlike other Award events, it is quite possibly the only public awards ceremony that has more music programmed into it than awards presentations!
The Gardens Amphitheatre is a perfect 'nature spot', fitting in with what the event is about: nature, life, human-ness, inter-tribal representations.
The NIMAs represent Indigenous people and their music, in their language and on their terms. It is about family and community.

Food and drinks will be available - this is an alcohol free event. Seating is limited, so don't forget to pack a rug.



Event Dates
2016
      25th Jul


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

Located 0.3K from The Gardens

Darwin Heritage Festival


Celebrate the great Australian pioneering spirit during the annual Darwin Heritage Festival Conflict and Compassion.


Find out more about Darwin's intriguing and varied heritage and Celebrate the great Aussie pioneering spirit, kicking off with a spooky night time Ghost walk through the Old Goyder Road Cemetery, plus much more history.






Burnett Place
Larrakeyah, NT, 0820

Located 0.4K from The Gardens

Oktoberfest


The fun and festivities of the Oktoberfest return to the lawns of SKYCITY Darwin.

Uncover a slice of Germany at SKYCITY Darwin when frauleins serve beer and schnapps to the sounds of Bavarian fanfare to mark Oktoberfest.

There will plenty of traditional Bavarian food such as Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Pretzels and Strudel to try and loads of entertainment, including an Oompah Band, everyone's favourite music.

The Oktoberfest is an all ages event until 9pm each night, from 9pm onwards parton's must be over 18 years of age to attend.



Event Dates
2016
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct
      30th Oct


Gilruth Avenue,
The Gardens
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 0.4K from The Gardens

Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta


This annual Darwin family event is a spectacle for all who line Mindil Beach and cheer on the home-made boats of cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons, as they flounder and sink in the shallows.


The first Beer Can Regatta was an attempt to clean up the litter (mainly beer cans) in and around Darwin. Paul Rice-Chapman and Lutz Frankenfeld jointly developed the idea of a Beer Can Regatta, and things have gone on annually from there.


The inaugural Darwin beer can race in 1974 was an instant success, and has developed into a major event with boat entries ranging from 1 to 12 metres and some even with secret weaponry.

Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to projects of the combined Lions Clubs of Darwin. Over AUD150,000.00 has been raised over the last 6 years.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Jul


Mindil Beach Reserve
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 0.4K from The Gardens

Territory Day


Territory Day is one of the most spectacular events on the festival calendar. For one day only the Territory lights up in a rainbow of rockets, bangers and Roman candles.

Celebrating the anniversary that self governance was handed down to the Territory by the Commonwealth Government, Territorians and visitors alike gather for public fireworks shows. They also compete with one another to produce the most brilliant pyrotechnics display on the only day of the year where people are allowed to light fireworks.

Mindil Beach in Darwin is a popular vantage point to watch the spectacular. With delicious food from the markets, people can picnic on the sand as they watch the fireworks burst and sparkle over the Timor Sea.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Jul


Mindil Beach
Darwin, NT, 0800

Located 0.4K from The Gardens

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