Our Top 5 Darwin Food & Activities

For the first time in the NHC’s 20-year history, the Conference will be held in the Northern Territory. Our host city, the sunny capital of Darwin, is a gateway to Asia and in a part of Australia many locals are never lucky enough to visit.

Darwin is a tropical city uniquely positioned between a glittering harbour and the varied regional landscapes of the Northern Territory. The food and activities are as diverse and eclectic as the city itself.

Here are our picks for delegates to explore in-between our official program and social and cultural activities.


Top 5 Darwin eateries

1. The Darwin Sailing Club is a Darwin classic, serving up traditional meals, such as foolproof fish & chips, with a stunning view and friendly atmosphere.

2. Cucina Sotto Le Stelle translates from Italian to ‘kitchen under the stars’.

3. Thai and Indian fusion restaurant Hanuman is acclaimed year-on-year for serving up some of the tastiest fare in town.

4. Eva’s Cafe in the Botanic Gardens is a quaint open-air daytime eatery surrounded by tropical plants. Vintage, colourful decor amplifies the feeling of being amongst the exotic.

5. The Oyster Bar Darwin is perfect for any delegates feeling like a treat! Conveniently located at Darwin City Waterfront Precinct, the Oyster Bar highlights fresh, local produce.


Top 5 Darwin activities

1. The Darwin Festival – if you are heading up to Darwin a week, or even a few days, before the NHC kicks off, you will be lucky enough to catch the end of this tropical arts festival. Spanning across cabaret, circus, comedy, soulful music and stages plays; the festival’s full program is out now!

2. Darwin’s iconic Deckchair Cinema screens a huge mix of films seven nights a week from April – November. This open air cinema is situated on the gorgeous Darwin Harbour. Recline back any night of the week in August.

3. Explore the city’s heritage and history at significant sights or its public art galleries and museums. Delve into local history at Darwin’s museums and learn about everything from indigenous art and culture to WWII and the story of Cyclone Tracy.

4. Take a walk of the city. Darwin’s markets, botanic gardens and significant sites further highlight its diversity of influence.

5. When in Darwin, it’s a must to stop and see the crocodiles.

What might a day in Darwin look like? Here’s a little snapshot:

Do the top end!

Have enough time put aside to head out of Darwin after the Conference? Tourism Top End have set up this special page just for NHC delegates with a taste for exploration.

A range of discounted offers will be available for delegates to help plan an NT holiday either side of the conference. Discover group or self-guided adventures through the territory’s national parks, Indigenous art centres, wildlife and wetlands.

To redeem simply show your special privileges card which you will receive with your confirmation pack or book selected products directly online through the Tourism Top End page for NHC delegates.