August 21, 2017

Making plans for the school holidays?

Make the most out of our stunning dry season

It’s the dry season in Darwin and that means pleasant summer nights, school holidays and family vacations.

Are you in town for junior sports? Strap on your trainers and get ready!

This September, Darwin’s packed full of junior sporting events. Early in the month, we’ve got the Junior Netball Finals and the NT Under 12 Rugby Union championship will kick off a few weeks later.

Darwin’s Marrara Sporting Complex, located just down the road from Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel, is sure to be humming with competitive atmosphere.

When the kids are done with the competition, they can be a handful. We get it… Driving a car load of noisy youngsters can be a recipe for a headache.

Luckily, when you stay at Darwin Airport Hotels , the drive from the sports field to your accommodation isn’t long -- five minutes in fact.

We’re located close to the action so you can avoid those stressful commutes and instead, find your little oasis by our lagoon pool sipping on a cocktail. (Go on; you deserve it!)

With a variety of room choices, there’s something for everyone. We’ve got the kind of family accommodation that looks after you. From spacious self-contained apartments at our Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel, to resort spa rooms at the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort across the street.

No matter where you stay, you’ll enjoy all the great facilities at both hotels.

When the games are all over, the kids still need entertaining, right?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Darwin Airport Hotels are close to all of the best family activities that Darwin’s got on offer. It won’t be hard to keep the kids amused while you relax and enjoy the beautiful dry season.

Fun family activities

  • Lace up your skates and hit the ice!

Why not check out Darwin’s brand new ice skating rink?

Located just minutes from Darwin Airport hotels, the Darwin Ice Skating Centre is a great spot to take the family for a unique winter-wonderland experience.

Or if you’re feeling less-than-confident on the ice, why not pop over to the new KingPin Darwin and challenge the kids to a few rounds of Tenpin bowling?

  • Try some popcorn-fuelled entertainment

After you’ve been running around with the kids all day, sometimes all you want is to put your feet up and watch a movie.

Why not pull up a chair at an outdoor cinema?

Located next to the stunning Darwin Harbour, the Deckchair Cinema is the perfect spot to sit back, grab a drink (and some popcorn, of course), and be entertained under the magical Darwin night sky.

  • Speaking of cinema...

Why not check out the film fest?

The Darwin Film Festival kicks off on September 14 and runs for two exciting weeks. From emerging local filmmakers to big international stars, the festival brings an illustrious array of films, documentaries and experiences that everyone can enjoy.

Take the kids to see some enchanting animations at the family matinee sessions, or why not show them something unique like a virtual reality cinema? They can let their imaginations run wild while you can fulfil those dreams of becoming the next James Bond.

Check out the programme

Family holidays made easy!

Soak up the sun, get amongst the action and unwind back at Darwin Airport Hotels.

Whether you’re kicking it around the rugby field, pulling up a chair at the Deckchair cinema, or cruising around the ice rink, you’re never far from quality accommodation and good old-fashioned Top-End hospitality at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel.

We’re here to make sure your family holiday is the getaway you deserve. With plenty of family activities just minutes away and accommodation that’s got the comforts of home with a resort feel, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay.

Book in your accommodation now and see why Darwin’s the place to be during dry season!