All you need to know about Darwin

The Northern city of Darwin is an unrivalled destination for a business trip. With balmy nights, outdoor adventures, and convenient transport links, staying in Darwin’s compact city centre is the ideal home away from home. Darwin has evolved from its days as a calm frontier town; while it stills retains its relaxed charm, it has transformed into a sophisticated city with world-class accommodation, restaurants, pubs, and other amenities to equal that of other capital cities. Advantageously situated as the Australian gateway to Asia, visitors can benefit from the convenient transport opportunities as well as the impact that the diversity of cultures has had upon the city itself. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Darwin.

What do I need to know about staying Darwin?

The Larrakia people are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Darwin Region and are extremely valued members of the community. The Larrakia protocols are a guide to the best way to acknowledge the Larrakia people and how to approach certain things when in their country, it is well worth reading prior the entering their country. Visitors should pay respect and attention to these as they work, play or live as it can help to make a good impression and build community networks and connections. Darwin’s convenient location has welcomed a diversity of cultures that contribute significantly to the area and a population. Cultural festivals have become important social events that all community members enjoy, and visitors are more than welcome to take part when in the city staying in a Darwin serviced apartment.

Transport in Darwin

With borders that stretch far beyond the city lines, the Darwin municipality takes up 112 kilometres of land, making quick and convenient transport essential. Situated closer to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta than it is to Canberra and about the same flying time from Singapore and Manila as it is from Sydney to Melbourne, Darwin is ideal for business travel. Darwin’s weather and stunning coastal environment ensures that it is an optimal place to be outdoors so there is a plethora of cycling and walking paths for those who like to get around and get fit simultaneously. Darwin provides a great deal of parking options within easy reach of the Central Business District, however buses are the main mode of public transport in the city and are maintained to an efficient and high standard. E-scooters and E-bikes are a great option for commuters and provide an inexpensive yet quick and environmentally friendly mode of transport around the centre.

Shopping in Darwin

Visitors can experience the best of Darwin’s tropical lifestyle with lush parklands and sunset views at The Darwin Waterfront, located in the heart of Darwin’s Central Business District and within walking distance from Smith Street Mall and the Esplanade. Here at Smith Street Mall, visitors will find luxury boutiques, alfresco cafes, and one of Darwin’s oldest pubs making it the perfect destination for a spot of weekend shopping. When staying in the city, be sure to stop by one of the famous Northern Territory Markets. Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the largest market in Darwin with over 300 stalls that feature everything from international cuisines through to local crafts and unique aboriginal art. Malak Market Place focuses on locally grown, fresh and organic produce with a warm, friendly atmosphere; visitors can meet the passionate growers behind the products and build connections with the wider community.

What to do in Darwin

Beyond the city centre, guests can cruise alongside crocodiles and swim beneath tumbling waterfalls at Litchfield National Park. Just over an hours’ drive from the city, visitors can swim dive in the crystal-clear waters and discover the Lost City in a four-wheel-drive. Another must-do experience in the area is the two-hour Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural tour where attendees can try to weave a basket and play the didgeridoo, learning from the masters themselves. Darwin is also renowned for its thriving art scene; the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory features contemporary works from highly collectable Aboriginal artists and is worth the visit to see the additional ever-changing exhibits.

Facts about Darwin

As a protected species since 1971, saltwater crocodiles have increased in numbers, and it’s estimated that there are currently 200,000 ‘salties’ in and around the Northern territory. While saltwater crocodiles and jellyfish are common in the area, there are plenty of swimming holes around Darwin that are perfectly safe in the dry season (June to September). The city is the tropical capital city of the Northern territory which makes up one sixth of the Australian continent. It may not come as a surprise that the city was named after the British Evolutionist Charles Darwin; while Charles never set foot in the city himself, it was christened so in honour of the work of the famous naturalist.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Darwin with SilverDoor?

With over 20 years of experience and more than 320,000 serviced apartments worldwide, we are unrivalled within the serviced apartment sector and therefore have you covered when searching for the perfect accommodation. The depth of knowledge that we have developed ensures that we will have you covered when searching for your perfect accommodation. Whether you need restaurant recommendations, apartment information, or location advice, we are here to answer any questions you may have. Our Trustpilot rating contributes to the confidence that we have in our service and in our ability to match you to your ideal serviced apartment in Darwin. With a presence in 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in one of our serviced apartments in Darwin.

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment in Darwin is perfectly suited to the business traveller, with a variety of spaces on offer and facilities tailored to your every need. With a vast array of corporate housing available, our portfolio presents something for everyone. Our private, flexible spaces are designed for you to enjoy and perfectly arranged to make guests feel at home. With facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms depending on group size, guests can truly feel at home and separate their working, eating, and sleeping arrangements comfortably. A member of our SilverDoor team will always be on hand to accommodate any specific requirements you have so please do not hesitate to get in touch.