Insta the hell outta Darwin!

Perhaps a trip to Darwin is one that’s never crossed your mind? Australia’s hottest state turns up more than the temperature and has something to offer everyone – whether you’re ticking off bucket list activities, kicking back and relaxing or indulging in gourmet foodie culture!

Better yet, Darwin YHA is located right in the hub of the city’s entertainment precinct where you’ll be located within walking distance to all the main attractions. Take advantage of the Insta opportunity that is Darwin with these itinerary ideas from yours truly!


Bucket List Essentials

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  • Crocosaurus Cove: experience the ‘Cage of Death’ a unique, up-close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Salt Water Crocodile – and get hectic photos doing it. The attraction is just a short walk from Darwin YHA and to sweeten the offering we’ve got our ‘Swim with the Crocodiles’ deal from $170pp.
  • Spectacular Jumping Croc Cruise: how would you feel about sitting on a boat and having crocodiles jumping from the water beside you?! DAREDEVILS UNITE: as food is hung over the side of the boat and the wild crocodiles swarm all around! If this tickles your fancy we highly recommend the experience.


Relaxation Mode AFFIRMATIVE!

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  • Mindil Beach: visit Mindil Beach and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. If you’re lucky enough to be around on a Thursday or Sunday afternoon be sure to grab a bite and explore the Mindil Beach sunset markets. Typically, everyone will swing by the market to pick up some quality street food, before flocking to the beach to capture that perfect ‘gram moment’.
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools: everyone will tell you to visit the Thermal Pools and they’re not wrong! The stunning thermal pools are definitely worth the drive. If a quiet and relaxing endeavour is what you’re after the exotic and naturally heated pools are quite the therapeutic experience.


Drool-Worthy Feeds

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  • Breakfast: Yogi’s Way is a brunch spot you MUST add to your Darwin hit list. Boasting all your standard breaky classics with affordable pricing AND homemade bread! Each element is plated with even more care than the individually selected artwork on the walls. Wanna get a #brunchgoals pic for ya Ista? Well, go!
  • Lunch: Alley Cats Patisserie (Darwin's first artisan patisserie) is the perfect spot for a quick coffee and bite to eat. Although completely tucked away the café is not to be wandered by! Offering up mouth-watering almond croissants and other assorted baked goods, this place if an absolute treat! HINT: 2 for 1 burgers on Thursday’s people.
  • Dinner: Lazy Susan’s Yum Cha is a dream for anyone who loves trying a bit of everything. The menu has over 30 options to choose from and most dishes are between $6 and $8 (hell yeah)! Amidst the intricate array of dumplings, spring rolls and vegetarians options – be sure to try the Vietnamese iced coffee.

So, get to Darwin STAT and Instagram the hell out of Australia’s hottest spot!

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    We've moved to 52 Mitchell St. Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell is located in the heart of the action and has all the facilities to keep you cool. Drink at the bar, laze by the two pools or chill out under the waterfall spa.
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