Best First Date ideas in Northern Territory

8301120531_e2fc6eabd5With a climate that makes you feel like you are on holidays all year round, Darwin has a lively cosmopolitan culture, a result of the melting pot of cultures that have settled in this northern city. From fine dining to casual cafes and relaxed outdoor beer gardens, this city has a venue for every type of date!

The Best Place To Take a First Date In Darwin

darwin2For the ultimate relaxed first date, meet up at one of Darwin’s favourite pubs, Squires Tavern. Sunshine, drinks and bar snacks in a beer garden are a great way to while away an afternoon getting to know your date. If it extends into the evening, get a meal at the bistro or relocate to a waterfront restaurant.

Image attribution: Beer bubbles by tambako Flickr

The Best Romantic Date In Darwin

darwin1Targeted at the serious carnivore, Char delivers simply extraordinary steaks, with descriptions that read like the tasting notes of a fine wine. If your date isn’t a steak lover they have a choice of local seafood dishes. Share a bowl of the chips with harissa mayo over sunset views and sea breezes and it will be a date to remember.

Image attribution Steak by Jon Sullivan Flickr

The Best Casual Date In Darwin

Darwin3Visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Wander the stalls selling fabulous food that are a reflection of Darwin’s multicultural heritage. Select from Thai, Sri Lankan and Indian, right through to Brazilian and Portuguese. Then simply cosy up on a picnic blanket underneath the coconut palms and watch the sun set!

Image attribution Mindil beach sunset by Daniel 2177 Flickr

The Best Adventurous Date Idea In Darwin

darwin4Brace yourself – this is one of the adventurous couple! At Crocsaurus Cove, you and your date are submerged in a cage amongst some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia. Get it captured by onsite photographers for the ultimate bragging rights!

Image attribution Crocodiles by W Warby on Flickr