Darwin has grown, despite much adversity, from a pioneer outpost into one of Australia’s most modern cities having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once after World War II and again in 1974 following the devastation of Cyclone Tracy. Darwin has a tropical climate, with a distinct wet season and a dry season and is known for its spectacular lightening displays. Along with its importance as a gateway to Asia, the city also acts as an access point for the breath-taking Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land and certainly offers a unique and thrilling experience to visitors in the ‘top end’. Along with their professional attention to your event requirements in state of the art facilities, conference centres in Darwin are well-versed in the many exhilarating adventures to be had in the surrounding outback wonderland.
The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour and along with older south-western suburbs, forms one corner of the triangular shape of Darwin and its suburbs. Newer northern suburbs form another corner and the eastern suburbs, progressing towards the fast growing satellite city of Palmerston, forming the third. Darwin International Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base separates the older part of Darwin from the newer northern suburbs. The airport has some resort style accommodation close by, as well as some very basic transit accommodation.
Darwin’s central business district is bounded by Daly Street, McMinn Street, Mitchell Street and Bennett Street. Mitchell Street is the entertainment hub of the CBD and is lined with nightclubs, bars and cinema’s including The Deck-Chair Cinema where you can enjoy a movie while relaxing in the balmy, great outdoors. Mitchell Street is only 1 street over from Bicentennial Park which runs alongside the coast and provides a lovely outlook over the ocean. The CBD is also close to the Gardens Park Golf Course, Darwin Botanical Gardens and The Gardens which forms a backdrop to beautiful Mindil Beach. Be sure to visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market which is an absolute feast for the senses. Many colourful stalls with their vast array of exciting merchandise set a chaotic but joyful scene as you indulge in your favourite Asian , seafood, curries, spit roast or wood fire oven Pizza. The CBD has been the focus of a number of major projects, including the billion dollar redevelopment of the Stokes Hill wharf waterfront area which includes an impressive convention centre with seating for 1500 people and 4,000 square metres of exhibition space. When finished, the development will also include residential apartments, hotels and public space. There are many accommodation options in and around the central business district that are geared towards the corporate and conferencing markets. The venues are part of well known brands and range from 4-5 star venues. The majority of these venues have large amounts of accommodation for large numbers in order to support the FIT markets that frequent the location, but they also have some great mid ranged conferencing space that can be utilised.
The magnificent rugged scenery that surrounds this tropical paradise, combined with thrilling encounters with local wildlife and the legendary lay-back “Top End” hospitality, offers the event organiser a unique opportunity to deliver an unparalleled experience to their delegates. Darwin conference venues welcome the chance to help you design an awe-inspiring adventure that won’t be quickly forgotten. This exciting destination offers a point of difference like no other so be sure to call a conference venue in Darwin for further information.