The Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s most unique cultural experiences and is a great place to escape with friends or family. Markets and cultural events are great ways see the Northern Territory’s rich history and culture come to life.
Darwin’s world famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a must-visit for anyone wanting to experience local culture in a tropical paradise. With over 300 stalls offering unique products including jewellery, Indigenous art, and clothing you are sure to find the perfect souvenir from your visit to these stunning sunset markets. Every week a variety of live entertainment is offered including live bands, street performers, cultural dance, acrobatics and fire shows.
The markets also have thousands of tasty foods on offer, giving you a taste of both local and international cuisine. There is no better way to experience a new region than tasting the local food. Australia is blessed with some of the best produce in the world, but not nearly enough of us take the time to really enjoy it. When you hit the road and go caravanning and camping you can take the time to really enjoy our local food at one of Darwin’s unique markets.
The Parap Village Market is one of Darwin’s longest running markets, and is considered by many as the ideal meeting place to meet and enjoy a meal. This vibrant and colourful market place is home to many diverse food styles, arts and crafts. It is the perfect place to experience local arts and meet like-minded people. The Rapid Creek Market, situated in the Rapid Creek Shopping Centre is Darwin’s oldest market, specialising in a wide selection of fruit and vegetables, bric-a-brac, seafood, crafts and live entertainment and performances.
Australia’s Northern Territory offers some of the world’s most unique scenery and a rich Aboriginal heritage which has existed for thousands of years. For adventurous travellers the Northern territory is the place to be, from crocodile cruises to outback treks, there are plenty of thrills and challenges to experience. Or if you are looking to do some sightseeing head to Uluru or the famous Kakadu National Park to connect with nature and history.
The perfect place to experience the Northern Territory’s rich culture is The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory which has a collection of Indigenous art and artefacts from the Territory’s past. Learn about the history of the state and witness cultural rituals and traditions from both Indigenous Australia and the South East Asian region. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of ancient cultures and escape from the every day.
There are a number of tours run by the Aboriginal groups that are the traditional owners of the land, which give you a firsthand experience of Aboriginal life and traditions in the Northern Territory. Tours including walkabouts, hunting, and visits to cultural sites will give you a deeper understanding of Aboriginal rituals and traditions. Storytelling is featured prominently in tours to link the Dreamtime stories with the animals, plants and landscapes of the Northern Territory. Featured sites include creeks, beaches and caves and tours are available in many locations across the Territory.
The best way to see the amazing Northern Territory is to stay in a caravan holiday park. Caravan holiday parks offer accommodation for every taste and budget. Whether you are looking for a spacious cabin or an authentic camping experience, there are options for you when you are staying in the stunning Northern Territory. There is just so much to see and do when you are experiencing the Northern Territory, so there’s never been a better time to experience caravanning and camping.
Where to Stay
Discovery Holiday Parks – Darwin, NT
Located only 10 minutes from the heart of Darwin, Discovery Holiday Parks – Darwin is a four star tropical oasis. This is the closest park to Darwin City and an essential destination during your Top End adventure. Situated in lush, tropical landscaped gardens and giant shady trees, this caravan holiday park offers ample and spacious accommodation. Choose from a studio, cabin or villa, as well as powered or un-powered sites ideal for family escapes.
Phone: 1800 662 253
Address: 11 Farrell Crescent, Winnellie, Northern Territory 0820
With so many experiences to enjoy and so many places to enjoy the rich culture of the Northern Territory it is no wonder that it is becoming one of Australia’s popular holiday destinations.