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Holidays in Bicentennial Park

Holiday Travel Guide
Bicentennial Park showing a park and tropical scenes

Take a break from the city and stroll through this calming natural space. Pass harbour views, native flora and sobering war monuments. 

Bicentennial Park is one of Darwin’s most prized parklands. Come to this peaceful spot to take a relaxing walk or play a game of football on the grass.

The park was built in 1988 to celebrate 200 years since the First Fleet arrived from Britain. Find the park on the stretch of cliffs between Doctor’s Gully and Territory Parliament House, overlooking Darwin Harbour.

Walk along the tree-lined paths or sit on a bench under a palm tree and enjoy some peace and quiet with views of the manicured lawns. The park’s plant displays represent many native species, including the white siris and beauty leaf trees.

Head to the park’s eastern edges and look out onto Darwin Harbour. In the distance, the Larrakeyah Army Base stretches out towards Darwin’s most eastern point. Along the promenade, look for the 200 Remarkable Territorians display with hand-painted tiles that commemorate pioneers, politicians and scientists from the area.

Bicentennial Park’s historic significance is reflected in the number of monuments located throughout. Stop by a defensive cannon post, which displays the original weapon intact. Visit the Cenotaph Memorial in the southwestern end of the park. This monument commemorates the efforts of Australians who served in war and the Aboriginal people whose bush skills were essential to the successful defence of Darwin during World War II.

Get some exercise with a jog or a footy game on the lawns. Take the kids to the playground for a ride on the swings. The park is a popular setting for wedding photos, so chances are you will spot a procession passing by.

Time your visit during the Darwin Festival in August to enjoy music performances, food stalls and dance shows throughout the park. In June, get a glimpse of Darwin’s lively Greek community at the Greek Glenti festival.

Bicentennial Park is located next to Darwin’s city centre, along the Esplanade. Get there using Darwin’s efficient bus system or walk from downtown.

174 Cheap Hotels Near Bicentennial Park

DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
4 out of 5
116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$278 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Esplanade, Darwin Waterfront and Mindil Beach. Cullen Bay Marina is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...
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"Staff were really helpful"

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Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
4 out of 5
6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$304 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Street Mall, Maningrida Arts & Culture and Darwin Waterfront. Wave Lagoon ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,164 reviews)
"This is a great place to stay in Darwin. The roof top bar and the pool were outstanding. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. My room had everything I needed including a washing machine. Comfy bed and warm shower! My balcony overlooked Darwin CBD and watching the sunsets each night from ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

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Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$299 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (806 reviews)
"Great rooms & excellent balcony ,pool area is good but water chilly . Very clean hotel , difficult to understand some poor English-language speaking staff .Loved to location too will recommend ."

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
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Palms City Resort
Palms City Resort
3.5 out of 5
64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$209 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
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4 out of 5
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The price is AU$278 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
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4 out of 5
6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$304 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$299 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
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105 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$309 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
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The price is AU$379 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
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13 Shepherd Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$222 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
4 out of 5
122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$310 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
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Darwin City Hotel
4 out of 5
59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$218 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
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