Holidays in Bicentennial Park

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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.

181 Cheap Hotels Near Bicentennial Park

Darwin City Hotel
Darwin City Hotel
4 out of 5
59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$91 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Esplanade, Parliament House and Bicentennial Park. Government House and Darwin ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (284 reviews)
"Very central city location to nice car companies , tourist information centre , cafes restaurants, supermarkets"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2021

Darwin City Hotel
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
4 out of 5
Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$195 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Located in The Gardens, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mindil Beach, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and SKYCITY Casino. Museum and Art Gallery ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Casino is a fun place to stay."

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2021

Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$169 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Located in Darwin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smith Street Mall and Darwin Waterfront. The Esplanade and Mindil Beach are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (853 reviews)
"Spacious room, excellent view, comfortable bed and very clean. Loved my stay"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Bicentennial Park

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4/5 - Good

Nicole

1 Nov. 2018

Lovely place to walk and explore

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Top Bicentennial Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Darwin City Hotel
Darwin City Hotel
4 out of 5
59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$91 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Darwin City Hotel
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
4 out of 5
Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
The price is AU$195 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$169 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Palms City Resort
Palms City Resort
3.5 out of 5
64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$107 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Palms City Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
4 out of 5
122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$144 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
4 out of 5
116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$158 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
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$158 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
Argus Hotel Darwin
Argus Hotel Darwin
3.5 out of 5
13 Shepherd Street, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$97 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Argus Hotel Darwin
Novotel Darwin CBD
Novotel Darwin CBD
4 out of 5
100 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
The price is AU$123 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Novotel Darwin CBD
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.