April 02, 2019

ANZAC Day, Easter, Arafura Games, and more!

Perhaps one of our favourite months of the year, in no small part due to the number of public holidays, April has plenty going on in the beautiful city of Darwin. While there are plenty of fun and entertaining events taking place throughout the month, we also acknowledge ANZAC Day on April 25th, a day to remember the Australian and New Zealand soldiers that we lost on that fateful day in Gallipoli, 1915.


Holds a very special place for a lot of people, largely due to the fact that many lost a grandparent, great-grandparent, or even great-great-grandparent all those years ago. Even for those that did not lose a family member or members, it is a day to give thanks and remember those who fought and died so bravely for the sake of the country and way of life.
Darwin RSL will be hosting the 104th ANZAC Day Commemoration, the schedule is as follows:
0500 – “Gunfire” breakfast at Deck Bar
0530 - Public begin assembling at Cenotaph
0550 – Veterans form up at ANZAC Walk at Bicentennial Park, the Esplanade, then march to the seating area in front of the cenotaph.
0600 – Dawn Service commences at The Cenotaph, located on The Esplanade
The weekend prior we celebrate Easter, much to the delight of children everywhere, and the Darwin Waterfront will be a hive (or burrow) of activity on Saturday 20th April from 9am – 1pm. Take the kids along to visit Mr & Mrs Easter Bunny, take a photo and get a free chocolate egg and balloon, then head over to the jumping castles and water slides. There will also be a vast array of entertainment, with clown’s jester’s, circus workshops, arts and crafts, and garden games, just to name a few.

Arafura Games

Kicking off on the 26th of April, the Arafura Games will see an influx of athletes to Darwin to take part in what has now become the Northern Territories largest multi-sport event.
Featuring local, national and international athletes from across 33 countries, the games will include 17 sports from Athletics to Dragon Boating, to Muay Thai.
Catering to both able-bodied and disabled athletes, the Arafura Games has now become a biennial event that is not only a fantastic sporting event, but also a platform to showcase the Northern Territory’s unique arts, culture, trade and investment opportunities, and of course the history of Darwin.

Cossies weekend breakfast deal

With all the excitement and events happening around town, you’ll be needing to have plenty of energy to keep you going, and Mercure Darwin Airport Resort has just the thing for you. Cossies poolside bar is offering a superb weekend breakfast deal at just $19, and if you bring your own cup you can enjoy bottomless coffee! Relax and enjoy the tropical poolside atmosphere and even have a dip while you’re there.
So what are you waiting for? Darwin city will be abuzz with people so be sure to book your accommodation with us now to avoid missing out for what is set to be a cracker of a month in the beautiful Northern Territories.
Novotel Darwin Airport both offering an excellent selection of accommodation options. From backpacker budgets to luxury suites, you can rest comfortably and enjoy poolside meals and drinks after a day, or days, discovering the beauty of “The Top End”.

Terms and Conditions

No further discounts apply. Offer valid 5:30am-10am Saturdays & Sundays dine in only. Offer valid for one keep cup per person only available until 30/04/19. Not available Easter long weekend.