Located within the adventurous Australian outback.
This city is indeed a hotspot with backpackers from all around.
There are plenty of incredible sites, beautiful nature scenes and amazing spots to check out within Darwin, so you can be sure you’ll have quite the incredible time backpacking through this unique city.
Home to some incredible restaurants, amazing parks, including Kakadu national park, delightful shops and and easy to access transportation, including busses and its own airport, Darwin offers the best in convenience and excitement for backpackers who decide to adventure here.
Discover more about how you can create some breathtaking memories with our backpacking tours through Darwin.
Where to Eat
Each of our Darwin backpacking tours is designed to be in close proximity to some of the best places to eat, including excellent markets for creating home cooked meals and scrumptious restaurants that are backpackers’ and locals’ favorites.
Darwin offers an impressive selection at the many markets available throughout the city, including delicious, fresh produce, an incredible variety of spices and plenty of ethnic specialties.
Some of the best markets you will find throughout the city include Parap Village Markets, Rapid Creek Markets, Nightcliff Markets and Coolalinga Rural Market, each of which are open on select days year-round.
Darwin is also home to some outstanding restaurants, including 10 Litchfield which focuses their reasonably priced dishes on fresh local produce, Hogs Breath Cafe, a casual dining restaurant offering adventurous eats as well as vegetarian fare, and Buzz Cafe, which has a huge menu including Australian specialties and locally sourced ingredients.
Where to Party
From the array of bars, pubs and nightclubs to the many events and festivals that occur throughout the year, there’s no shortage of things to do if you want to enjoy a night out on the town in Darwin.
Every backpacking tour that we offer in Darwin makes it easy to enjoy all of the incredible clubs, bars and events the city has to offer. Whether you’re in search of a bar, nightclub, music venue or even a theatre, you can be sure you’ll find it with our Darwin backpacking tours.
Most of the nightlife hotspots can be found in the city centre along Mitchell Street, but there are many others throughout the city, as well.
Some of the most popular bars for backpackers in Darwin include Squires Tavern, a local favourite offering great seasonal specials, and Ducks Nuts Bar and Grille, featuring a VIP sunken lounge, vodka bar and main bar with live music available on occasion.
For clubbing, many Darwin backpackers head to Discovery Nightclub, which offers four bars and three different floors, as well as a number of private booths.
For those seeking live music, the Monsoon Bar is a popular venue, hosting live acts every day of the week, including local favourites as well as big name performers.
If you’re in search of a more laidback evening, the Darwin Theatre Company is an excellent option. The theatre, which has been running for more than 50 years, plays both new and old works for your viewing pleasure.
Where to Sleep
When you’re not out enjoying a tasty bite to eat or having a blast partying it up, you’ll need somewhere safe to stay at night.
Thankfully, each of our backpacking tours offers safe hostels to stay throughout Darwin.
The hostels not only provide a safe place to stay, but they also offer plenty of amenities to enjoy, including laundry facilities, barbeque areas, outdoor terraces, swimming pools, bicycle parking and much more.