Extend your summer and soak up the sunshine and tunes at BASSINTHEGRASS.
During May Darwin’s weather is delightful, with blue skies, temperatures hovering in the low 30s during the day and mid-20s after dark and balmy breezes. It’s bikini weather when the rest of the country are pulling out the boots and scarves!
It’s also party season for the Top End with lots happening around town and many iconic nature and adventure activities on offer in the stunning tropical landscape of Northern Australia.
A visit to Darwin can be done without a car as well-located hotels, a hop-on/hop-off tourist bus, hosted day trips and the perfect temperature for walking make it easy to get around.
For all tourism information including accommodation, tours and what else is on visit https://northernterritory.com
ABOUT THE VENUE
Mindil Beach is an iconic beach-side location just 20 minutes walk from the CBD.
Upon arrival at Darwin International Airport you will feel the excitement and unknown feeling of the tropics. A taxi or Uber will cost between $20-30 to the city.
The CBD and Mindil area features many accommodation options, ranging from a budget $40 hostel to a 5 star hotel with a swim up lagoon room at Skycity Casino (right next door to Mindil beach).
The city is bustling with café’s, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Not forgetting the Waterfront precinct where you can try your skill in the wave pool or climb the giant blow up water Fun Park, or watch your friends try while sipping a cocktail at one of the many restaurants or bars.
From the city it’s just a 20 minute stroll to Mindil Beach. If walking is not your thing, a taxi or Uber will cost you between $6 – $10 or jump on the bus from Mitchell Street. You will be dropped at the beach and met by thousands of Darwin revellers entering BASSINTHEGRASS. Drop off and pick up points are well marked or just ask a local. After BASSINTEHGRASS there’s free public buses back to the city for an extended night of celebrating or to your hotel and a good night’s sleep before continuing your Darwin adventure the next day.
A free bus service is provided by Northern Territory Major Events Company at the conclusion of BASSINTHEGRASS to ensure patrons get home safely. Buses will depart from Gardens Road. Check back closer to the event for the timetable.
EXTEND YOUR TRIP
Want to get the most out of your journey to the Top End? May is the perfect time of year to explore this beautiful part of Australia. Here’s some recommended itineraries from our friends at Tourism Australia.
Make the most of your day in Australia’s northern-most capital city, and find out why Darwin really is your port to adventure. This 24 hour itinerary will introduce you to the thriving Darwin Waterfront, give you a taste of the city’s culinary diversity and café culture, and introduce you to its local characters and most fascinating creatures. We will help you to glimpse its best views, find out more about its history, and catch one of its famous sunsets. Visit Tourism
This 3 day Darwin itinerary will have you taking in the best of the city’s art, culture and culinary experiences, with some waterhole swims and wildlife encounters to boot. Cool off at the Darwin Waterfront, immerse yourself in Aboriginal art and culture and get up close to some of the largest reptiles on the planet! Savour the city’s culinary delights while taking in Darwin’s iconic sunsets.
- Instagram worthy sunsets
- Swim with crocodiles (safely)
- Sunshine and swimming
Make the most of your three days to experience the diversity and beauty of Kakadu National Park. Follow expert guides to discover ancient local Aboriginal art. Get up close and personal with the largest reptile on the planet and learn about native wildlife on a river cruise. Take to the skies to get a bird’s eye view of the park’s incredible floodplains and escarpment country. Learn the stories and traditions of Australia’s oldest living culture and finish off your days taking in Kakadu’s iconic sunsets.
- Enviable Nature Shots
- Once in a lifetime outback freedom
- Cultural and unplugged
For a drive that highlights the best of the Top End, look no further than Nature’s Way. In five to ten days you can have an amazing adventure that links Darwin, Australia’s vibrant tropical capital city with the ancient cultural and natural wonders of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks. This easy drive is completely on sealed roads with some great four-wheel drive side trips to take you to special spots in the lush northern tropics.
- Immerse yourself in nature
- A once in a lifetime adventure
- A photographer’s dream trip