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Romantic things to do in Darwin on Valentine’s Day in 2024

Cringe-proof date ideas in Darwin for 14 February.


Darwin's quintessential Australian landscape and laidback vibe makes it ideal for lovers who want to spend Valentine's Day a little differently.

With romance and adventure in mind, check out our top picks for romantic things to do in the Northern Territory capital.

Valentine's Day dining options in Darwin

Lunch at Crab Claw Island

Lunch at Crab Claw Island from finder.com.au

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember with a chartered helicopter flight to Crab Claw Island Resort where you'll dine with waterfront views.

  • Location: 557 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie NT
  • Price: $575 per person
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Things to do on Valentine's Day in Darwin

Swim with Crocodiles in the Cage of Death & Cove Entry

Swim with Crocodiles in the Cage of Death & Cove Entry from Adrenaline

What's a more adventurous and bold experience than swimming with crocodiles? Tick it off your bucket list and better yet, do it with your partner on Valentine's Day.

  • Location: 58 Mitchell Street, Darwin City
  • Price: $285 for 2 people
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Australia on Location Destination Photo Shoot

Australia on Location Destination Photo Shoot from RedBalloon

Just got engaged? Perhaps you're always talking about doing a professional photoshoot together and you've been putting it off? Well, now's the chance to come through with a destination photoshoot for the most romantic day on the calendar.

  • Location: Various
  • Price: $449 for a 1-hour session
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Helicopter Flight

Helicopter Flight from Adrenaline

Take your partner up in the air by riding a helicopter this Valentine's Day. Enjoy Darwin's stunning views and incredible landscape.

  • Location: Stuart Highway, Darwin
  • Price: $270 per person
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Hotel packages to book in Darwin for Valentine's Day

Novotel Darwin CBD

Novotel Darwin CBD from Hotels.com APAC

Featuring an indoor tropical rainforest, pool and located on the Esplanade, you'll feel like you're in paradise at Novotel Darwin CBD.

  • Location: 100 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT, 800
  • Price: $152 per person
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Travelodge Resort Darwin

Travelodge Resort Darwin from Hotels.com APAC

A Bali-like hotel greets you at Travelodge Resort Darwin. Spend Valentine's Day having quality time in a jacuzzi, the outdoor pool and more.

  • Location: 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin, NT, 0800
  • Price: $159 for 2 people
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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront from Hotels.com APAC

Enjoy ocean views and beach access from Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront. The hotel also has a wave and spa pool, perfect for a day chilling and basking in the sun on Valentine's Day.

  • Location: 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT, 0800
  • Price: $239 for 2 people
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Rydges Darwin Central

Rydges Darwin Central from Hotels.com APAC

For a simple overnight stay this Valentine's Day, take a look at Rydges Darwin Central. The hotel has an outdoor pool, coffee shop, beauty salon, and more.

  • Location: 21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT, 0800
  • Price: $127 for 2 people
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Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin from Hotels.com APAC

For a more cultural stay, try a night at Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin. Includes rooftop pool, Wi-Fi, private parking, and a garden to unwind. If you're looking for somewhere to stay on Valentine's Day that is central to restaurants and attractions, this is the place to book.

  • Location: 6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT, 0800
  • Price: $188 for 2 people
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Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort from Finder Hotels

Located close to Casuarina Beach, enjoy a relaxing night at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort. We suggest booking the pool villa for a luxurious stay.

  • Location: 1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT, 0812
  • Price: $189 for 2 people
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Cruises to book in Darwin for Valentine's Day

Champagne Sunset Sail

Champagne Sunset Sail from finder.com.au

Cruise along Darwin Harbour on a luxury catamaran and enjoy a tapas dinner with sparkling wine or soft drink.

  • Location: Departs from Dock 1, Stokes Hill Wharf
  • Price: $136 per person
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Free things to do on Valentine's Day in Darwin

  • Spend a day at the art gallery: It might be the wet season but Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a dampener. Stay dry and indoors as you wander through the galleries of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Mason Gallery, Mbantua Gallery or the Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery.
  • Catch the sunset off the waterfront: When the weather is right, hit a waterfront restaurant or sit on the promenade and watch the sun go down over the ocean.
  • Take a stroll through a park: Feeling brave? Stroll through the Darwin Botanic Gardens, Bicentennial Gardens or East Point Reserve in a poncho or with a brolly.
  • Bar hop along Mitchell Street: While technically not free, it doesn't involve a big commitment to order a drink or two at the bars and pubs along the way.
  • Take a tour through Parliament House: This impressive, tropical style building is open every day for you to wander at your leisure.

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