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Tell me About Darwin Airport
Darwin International Airport is the busiest airport in Australia’s Northern Territories. It is in the district of Marrara and 13km from Darwin city centre. The airport’s runways are shared with RAAF Darwin.
How Can I Fly There?
There are now nine airlines plus some subsidiaries flying out of Darwin giving a greater range of options for travellers wishing to fly to this part of Australia from South East Asia. For travellers from further afield you could get there via Singapore and take a connecting flight to Darwin.
How Easy is it to get to the City?
Darwin Airport Shuttle departs from the front of the terminal and will take you directly to your hotel. There are also taxis and a bus service available. If you have pre-booked a hire car at Darwin Airport, you will find the car rental counters in arrivals.
What Facilities are at the Airport?
There are ATMs on both floors offering Australian Dollars or if you need to change some money, head to Travelex on the ground floor. You can watch the planes whilst you wait at the public viewing deck on the first floor and there is Wi-Fi access there too. Need help planning your trip? Go to Tourism Top End who can provide you with information on local attractions and transport or book you a hotel.
Can I Shop There?
News Travels has all those last minute necessities you may need for your trip, as well as magazines and books. Look for a bargain in JR Duty Free Store, they have everything from sunglasses and toys to fragrances and fine wines. The best place to buy a souvenir or gift is Territory Store as they specialize in local produce and hand made items from the area.
What if I get Hungry?
For a quick coffee and a muffin, head for Aroma’s Café. If you need something more substantial, hot meals and sandwiches are available at Velluto’s Café. Fancy a beer and some bar snacks? You can get them at Fanny Bay Ale House. For fast food have barbeque chicken or a wrap from Red Rooster.
Does the Airport have a Hotel?
Yes, two in fact. Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel has 136 contemporary rooms with free internet access. There is a gym and swimming pool if you feel the need to workout. In the evening you can relax at the pool bar or try the modern cuisine at Bistro Restaurant. Alternatively, you can stay at Rydges Darwin Airport Resort, it has 181 rooms and is set in lush gardens. There are swimming pools for you to take a dip or relax by. You can eat later at the hotel’s Essence Restaurant.
22/04/12 - There are many ambitious plans in place for Darwin Airport including making it the only airport to receive non-stop flights from
on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. In the meantime Jetstar and Tiger Airlines are both locked in negotiations to fly budget routes around Australia and to Asia.