Warm sunny days and plenty to do in Darwin this dry season
The dry season from May until October is the perfect time to visit Darwin as the hot and humid wet season gives way to warm sunny days and much lower humidity.
Popular serviced apartment property, Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel in the heart of Darwin city, is offering 10 percent off standard rates if you book online at www.metrohotels.com.au using the code METRO123.
Darwin comes to life in the dry season with the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market running throughout. Sample a range of exotic cuisines, browse hundreds of stalls, and pick up beautiful handmade craft. Bring your own wine and gather on the beach to watch the sunset.
Dry-time is party time in Darwin with the Darwin Cup horse racing carnival launching on July 7 with the Hot 100 Guineas Race Day and culminating with the Darwin Cup on August 6.
If that’s not enough, this is followed by the biggest party of all, the Darwin Festival from August 9-26, an 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more. Enjoy the festive atmosphere throughout Darwin, delicious food and drink stalls, and free performances in Festival Park.
Other special attractions during the Big Dry this year include the Bass in the Grass Music Festival on May 19, Parramatta Eels V Cowboys NRL match on June 9, V8 Supercars from June 15-17 and Melbourne V Fremantle AFL match on July 7. The popular Darwin Beer Can Regatta will be held at Mindil beach on July 22, kicking off at 10am with sandcastle building, running events, thong throwing, water events and a team event as well.
Darwin is the perfect launch pad for all of the Northern Territory’s stunning natural landscapes and national parks, from tropical coastlines to heritage listed wetlands, wildlife parks, and escarpment vistas. Natural treasures like the World Heritage-listed Kakadu, Katherine Gorge, and Litchfield National Parks are all within driving distance of the city. Tiwi Islands is 2.5 hour ferry ride from Darwin or a 30 minute flight from Darwin.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin is a great resource for local history, natural history, indigenous art and WWII history. Travel through history at the Darwin Military Museum, where you will get an understanding of Darwin’s important role in World War II. Cruise around Darwin Harbour to see the local marine habitats, shipwrecks, mangroves and sites of cultural significance.
Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel is located in the city centre, a few minutes drive to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Darwin waterfront and Darwin Casino, and within walking distance of Darwin Mall and popular night spots.
The property offers serviced apartments, including studios, one, and two bedroom apartments. All apartments feature separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, private laundry facilities and balcony. All apartments provide air conditioning, ceiling fans, TV and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, and there is secure undercover parking. There is also a swimming pool and barbecue area.
Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin is located at 55 Cavenagh Street, Darwin. To view the range of offers available, visit www.metrohotels.com.au or call the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321.
Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The group offers a national accommodation network of properties in key locations and major cities across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Gladstone, Perth and Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.