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Travel guide Top End & Darwin


Barunga Festival
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8941 8066 or info@barungafestival.com.au
Venue: Central Arnhem Highway, Barunga Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 07 Jun 13 To Mon 10 Jun 13
Hear the stories and learn the culture of the Indigenous people.The annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queen's Birthday long weekend and is one of the major and longest-running indigenous community festivals in the Northern Territory. The festival showcases contemporary indigenous musicians from the local region in a concert on the Saturday night and a full concert on the Sunday with some of the Territory's top indigenous bands including Gurrumul Yunupingu. There's also a sports program that runs throughout the weekend and attracts participants from remote communities throughout the Territory.Cultural activities include traditional didgeridoo workshops and performances, traditional dance, arts and crafts demonstrations and exhibitions, bush tucker ... Read more

The Italian Festival
By ATDW Database

Contact: info@italianfestivaldarwin.org
Venue: Parliment house, Darwin Northern Territory
A heady mixture of food, drinks, art, culture and wonderful entertainment, the festival celebrates all things Italian within our community.

The rich history, colour and spirit of Italy will showcased on this special day. The public will delight in delicious Italian food, perfect coffee and sweet gelati. Italian beverages will be flowing and food demonstrations with tastings of Italian products will delight everyone.

Fashion Parades, roving entertainers, art exhibitions, Italian ca... Read more

Tempted
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8981 6615 or peanunn@internode.on.net
Venue: 19 Conacher Street, Darwin Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 17 May 13 To Sun 02 Jun 13
The exhibition is the culmination of over two years' work by local jeweller Eric Nunn - a treasure trove of unique, hand-crafted silver jewellery featuring semi-precious stones such as opal, lapis lazuli and malachite. Eric's work has been described by many as "simple and stylish", but more often as "stunning". The vivid colours of the jewellery will be complemented by textiles made locally by Lillian Smith.. www.silverandstonejewellery.com.au Read more

Temptations - Jewellery Exhibition
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8981 6615 or peanunn@internode.on.net
Venue: 19 Conacher Street, Darwin Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 17 May 13 To Sun 02 Jun 13
The exhibition is the culmination of over two years' work by local jeweller Eric Nunn - a treasure trove of unique, hand-crafted silver jewellery featuring semi-precious stones such as opal, lapis lazuli and malachite. Eric's work has been described by many as "simple and stylish", but more often as "stunning".. www.silverandstonejewellery.com.au Read more

"Temptations" Jewellery Exhibition
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8981 6615 or peanunn@internode.on.net
Venue: 19 Conacher Street, Darwin Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 17 May 13 To Sun 02 Jun 13
The exhibition is the culmination of over two years' work by local jeweller Eric Nunn - a treasure trove of unique, hand-crafted silver jewellery featuring semi-precious stones such as opal, lapis lazuli and malachite. Eric's work has been described by many as "simple and stylish", but more often as "stunning".. www.silverandstonejewellery.com.au Read more

BASSINTHEGRASS 2013
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8999 5256 or info@bassinthegrass.com.au
Venue: Floor 4, National Mutual Building Darwin Northern Territory
The Territory's biggest music extravaganza attracts some of Australia's biggest bands.

BASSINTHEGRASS has grown into one of the biggest events in Darwin, providing entertainment to all age groups with the best of home-grown and interstate bands.

The 2013 line up will be released closer to the date.

BASSINTHEGRASS is conducted in a safe and friendly environment and a 37-square metre giant screen makes the day and the entertainment event 'bigger'. There are shade structures,... Read more

NT City 2 Surf Fun Run Series
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8945 1979 or info@ntathletics.org.au
Venue: Arafura Athletics Stadium, 1 Abala Road Darwin Northern Territory
Whether you are an experienced runner, recreational jogger or a social walker have some fun, be active and join this community event.

The City2Surf Fun Run starts at Mindil Beach and follows a designated route out to East Point and back for the 12.7 kilometre course. The 4 kilometre course also starts at Mindil Beach with a designated route to the shoulder of East Point Road and back to Mindil Beach. Everyone is welcome to participate or if you would prefer, join the crowd and cheer all e... Read more

Batchelor Town Celebrates 60 years
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8976 0058 or meneling@skymesh.com.au
Venue: Batchelor, Batchelor Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 02 Aug 13 To Mon 05 Aug 13
From its early days as an Allied airforce base during World War II to the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle, Batchelor is a town with a fascinating history. Batchelor Town Celebrates 60 years with a reunion. Kicking off with a special assembly and morning tea at the local school on the Friday, the anniversary will continue with a selection of old movies under the stars. On Saturday it's time for the Lingalonga Festival, held under a canopy of beautiful trees at Batchelor Oval. This family friendly event offers markets, art workshops, live music and fun activities, like water slides and obstacle courses, for the kids. On Sunday there's time to check out the interpretive museum, detailing the history of the area before a dinner dance in the old picture theatre, which promises to be as nosta... Read more

Batchelor Celebrates 60 years
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8976 0058 or meneling@skymesh.com.au
Venue: Batchelor, Batchelor Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 02 Aug 13 To Mon 05 Aug 13
From its early days as an Allied airforce base during World War II to the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle, Batchelor is a town with a fascinating history. Batchelor Celebrates 60 years with a reunion. Kicking off with a special assembly and morning tea at the local school on the Friday, the anniversary will continue with a selection of old movies under the stars. On Saturday it's time for the Lingalonga Festival, held under a canopy of beautiful trees at Batchelor Oval. This family friendly event offers markets, art workshops, live music and fun activities, like water slides and obstacle courses, for the kids. On Sunday there's time to check out the interpretive museum, detailing the history of the area before a dinner dance in the old picture theatre, which promises to be as nostalgic ... Read more

19th Annual Dundee Beach Fishing Competition
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8978 1434
Venue: Dundee Boat Ramp, Namarada Drive Dundee Beach Northern Territory
Date(s): From Fri 26 Jul 13 To Sat 27 Jul 13
The Dundee Social and Recreation Club invites you and your family to their annual fishing competition.

Dundee is a great place to target big, hard fighting sports fish as well as an opportunity for anglers to target a variety of sport fish. There's even a special prize for the billfish.

Held over two days, this is a great family weekend away with social activities and entertainment taking part outside the fishing hours. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, come alon... Read more

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