Palms City Resort in Darwin City

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April 7th, 2018

Buying Aboriginal art in the Territory: Where can you go?

The Northern Territory is a place steeped in culture. Our population of indigenous peoples exceeds any other state or territory in Australia, and gives Territorians a much stronger connection to our land and spiritual and cultural heritage.

February 10th

All aboard the Big Red Bus

We’re lucky here at the Palm City Resort. We’re surrounded by some of Darwin’s most exciting and beautiful attractions AND we get to share them with our guests.
But we know what it’s like being in a new city. You want to make sure that you squeeze in all the best bits, but you often don’t know where to start.
Should you hire a car? But then you’ve got to navigate unfamiliar roads.
And get petrol.
And find parking.

We’ve got a better idea. Just take the bus. Darwin’s own Big Bus, that is.

December 2nd, 2017

3 of the most under-rated attractions in Darwin

Darwin certainly packs a punch when it comes to attractions. Especially for a city of its size. And while we're known for crocodiles and sunset markets, we're also the home of some unexpected attractions that you won't always see in the tourist magazines. Here's a few that we've chosen that we think that every visit to Darwin should include.

Palmerston Water Park

November 22nd

7 great places to eat within a 2 minute walk

One of the best parts of being located in the heart of a capital city is the proximity to great things to do, see and eat. And Palms City Resort, with it's location in the Darwin Central Business District is within a two-minute walk of 12 restaurants. Here's a look at the ones we think are the Top 7 within a 2-minute walk from the resort for our guests to enjoy.

The Hotel Darwin

Why stay in Darwin City's CBD?

With a cornucopia of options for staying in the Darwin region, why is it important to stay in the Darwin Central Business District itself when you visit our region?

First, most tours and day-trips depart from Darwin City. And while some will stop at locations from Berrimah to Palmerston and well in to the Rural Area, almost all tours are based in Darwin City from either Bennett Street, Mitchell Street or the Darwin Waterfront. This makes staying in the CBD a wise move for easy walking to the various tours and bus services.

October 9th

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is back

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Every Thursday and Sunday during the dry season Mindil beach comes alive with live bands, buskers and stall holders creating a vibrant atmosphere where you can bring your own chairs or sit on the beach and watch the marvelous Darwin sunset.

A large array of stalls including quality artwork, clothing, crocodile products, massages, craft and locally made jewelry. A significant section of stalls is made up of multicultural food with favorites being Laksas, fresh fruit juices and smoothies and chocolate crapes. BYO

Wharf Precinct

A 10 minute walk from the resort is the newest area of Darwin’s waterfront, the wharf precinct.

A wave pool for the kids (or big kids), lagoon area and lovely shaded grassed area are perfect for relaxing to escape the heat and enjoy an ice-cream.

The precinct offers a variety of al a carte, buffet or bistro style restaurants. ‘Stokes Hill Wharf’ boasts small eateries with crocodile, kangaroo, and camel for the adventurous or just for some fish

Crocosaurus Cove - Darwin

A 10 minute walk down the main centre of the city is the hidden world of Crocosaurus Cove. Enter the world of the awesome Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile, with some of the largest in captivity on display. Fish for crocs, ‘Swim with the Crocs’ in the separate pool along side the croc enclosure, or enter the “Cage of Death”.


Walk to the end of the Esplanade then down Doctors Gully at high tide to feed scores of hungry fish.

Reception can provide feeding times.

The Darwin Museum

The Darwin Museum and Art Gallery and The Military Museum are located in Fannie Bay just a short distance from the City Centre.

At The Darwin Museum and Art Gallery learn about local wildlife and culture. Enter the Cyclone Tracey display and visit the crocodile ‘sweetheart’ exhibit. Become immersed in the history of the Bombing of Darwin including a large antique firearms display at the Military Museum.

Reception can recommend day tours or advise on transport to the museums.