The city of Darwin has the most youthful population in Australia, which gives it a distinctly optimistic vibe. The weather is always warm with a year round average of 32 degrees Celsius, and is best described as balmy from May to October or sultry from November to April.
Exploring the compact Central Business District of Darwin by day is best done on foot, or aboard a Hop On-Hop Off tour bus. The city can also be circumnavigated on a bicycle following a designated path that meanders through the lush esplanade that skirts the city center and provides great views over the harbour. At night you can immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of the pubs and nightclubs that dominate Darwin’s nightlife hub on Mitchell Street, dine at Cullen Bay, or try your luck at the casino on Mindil Beach. Local restaurants serve dishes from all over the world along with authentic Northern Territory cuisine like mud crabs, barramundi, buffalo, kangaroo, and crocodile. You can choose from silver service fine dining, an al fresco meal with a harbour view, or a platter of local seafood at Stokes Hill wharf.
On weekends the city is scattered with open air markets at Parap, Nightcliff, and Mindil Beach. Here you’ll find an array of stalls serving cuisines from all over Asia and locally made arts and crafts. There are also performances from musicians and artists, a variety of street theatre, traditional bush poetry and even free stock-whip cracking lessons. Darwin Harbour’s healthy population of barramundi and other tropical fish make it a world-class fishing destination and its turquoise waters set the scene for the more relaxed option of a sunset cruise.
Medina Grand Darwin Waterfront offers hotel apartments in the heart of Darwin City’s waterfront and is an ideal location with handy access to the Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Larrakeyah, Stuart Park, and Darwin’s city center. Surrounding the hotel are a myriad of local eateries from simple cafes to fine dining restaurants and there are plenty of cuisine choices. If you are travelling on business, regional corporate centres are close at hand. For leisure guests, there is easy access to shopping at premium brand stores, boutiques, and major department stores. All apartments and studios have been designed to create an atmosphere of elegance whilst combining all the comforts of home.
- 24 hour reception
- Swimming pool
- Dry cleaning
- Mini bar
- Room service
- Meeting facilities
- Outdoor area
- Easy access
- Car parking available at $10 per day
There are many tourist attractions, sights and things to see and do all within easy access.
- Stokes Hill Wharf
- The Esplanade
- Deckchair Cinema
- Pubs and night clubs of Mitchell Street
Darwin’s cultural heritage is a unique blend of ancient Aboriginal custom, European pioneering legacy, WWII history, and fresh Asian influence. Begin with a High Tea in the tropical, frangipani-lined gardens of Burnett House—one of the few remaining “troppo” architecture homes on the coast—then move onto the Military and Aviation Museums. Wake up to a view of sailing boats on the bluest waters and make sure you catch a barramundi before you go. Darwin is also the gateway to World Heritage Kakadu and the refreshing swimming holes of Litchfield National Park. Medina Grand Darwin Waterfront is the perfect home base to explore this attractive region and city of Darwin.