Darwin Attractions

Here’s what’s on in and around our hotels at the moment! 

  • Essence Refurbishment

    Exciting times are upon us!!

    Mercure's Bar is getting a refurbishment from the 13th until the 19th of August as we are changing our restaurant and bar service offering to a Bistro. This should not impact your stay as we have a plan!

    The Mercure Pool bar will be open from 10am to late every day and you will be able to order your drinks and also food during the day and dinner.

     The inside of the restaurant will be closed during this time, however we have plenty of tables available outside the bar area and the deck of the restaurant. 

     Our new bar and bistro will open on the 20th August and we hope to see you there.


  • Parap Village Markets

    When: Every Saturday 8am-2pm

    Where: Parap Rd, Parap (5 minutes from Darwin CBD)

    Website: http://parapvillagemarkets.com.au/index.php/markets

  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

    Dates:  27th April to end of October 

    Where:  Mindil Beach, Darwin

    The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are a dry season "must do" when you visit Darwin.  

    View a stunning Top End Sunset from your position on the beach before strolling through the array of market stalls featuring local arts & craft as well as local food to tempt the taste buds.

  • Darwin Cup

    Darwin Cup Racing Weekend

    Where:  Darwin Turf Club, Fannie Bay, Darwin

    Come along to join the finery and glamour of the premier racing event in Darwin.

    Hosted at the Darwin Turf Club in Fannie Bay, the Darwin Cup Racing Weekend starts on at the beginning of July with the running of  the Darwin Guineas Race Day, and culiminates with the Darwin Cup Race Day in August 2019.

    Tickets and more details of race events are available on the Darwin Turf Club website:  http://darwinturfclub.org.au/