Ways to Cool Off in Darwin
If you’re visiting Darwin for People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS then you’ll be excited to know that the average daytime temperature in May sits in the low 30s, with the mercury rarely dipping below 20C at night. Perfect for a beachside music festival, if you ask us!
Swimming is a way of life for locals, with tonnes of natural and manmade swimming spots scattered across the Territory. Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best to check out while you’re here for BASS.
Take a Dip, and Take a Sip
If you’re like us and enjoy a luxe experience every now and then, why not check out the stunning infinity beach club experience, INFINITY (18+), at Mindil Beach Casino Resort?
Just a stone’s throw from the BASSINTHEGRASS venue, the 20m infinity pool boasts numerous sunbeds and a primo view of Mindil Beach (not to mention a front row seat to Darwin’s spectacular sunset show every night). Not a hotel guest? A minimum spend applies to access INFINITY (which can be used on cocktails or food…money well spent we say!).
Hot tip: There are rumours that Mindil will be hosting an official after party on the Sunday after BASS. Get in early to grab a sunbed and spend the day sipping cocktails, grazing on delicious food and taking in the five star panoramic views.
Tourism NT/Ashley Dobson
Tourism NT/Katie Goldie
Get Out There
Swimming pools are great, but there is nothing quite like splashing around in a waterhole or waterfall to cool off.
Take a drive out of the city and check out Berry Springs or Litchfield National Park for a selection of gorgeous natural pools and waterfalls.
Wangi Falls is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and one of the most popular swimming spots within two hours of Darwin. Take a dive in the plunge pool, grab a bite to eat from the kiosk and then kick back on the grass to find your inner Zen.
If you’re up for an adventure, take the 45 minute return hike to the peak of Tolmer Falls for primo views of the park.
Aerial view of BASSINTHEGRASS 2019
There are plenty of places to chill and keep cool at BASSINTHEGRASS, with unlimited free water for all festival goers.
We’ve got twice as many shaded areas at our venue this year, plus you’ll find our misters in full swing at multiple sites around Mindil Beach.
Buy tickets to BASS here