Travel Deals: Mantra properties Art Series, Peppers, BreakFree and more cut prices across Australia, NZ and Hawaii

October 9, 2018

One of Australia’s most ubiquitous hotel groups, Mantra, have come around to their popular annual “Global Sale” to make holidaying for Aussies a bit more accessible over the next few months. And it’s the most substantial sale from the group yet, with a serious number of the country’s best properties – from budget to luxe […]

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Flight Review: Qantas remain the domestic red eye to beat out of Darwin (QF829)

October 5, 2017

Those who have flown in and out of Darwin know that many flights to and from Australia’s only 24 hour airport are red eyes – and if my recent flight with them is any indication, it seems that Qantas remains the red eye service to Sydney to beat. Here’s a look at the experience in […]

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Hotel Review: Darwin’s Doubletree by Hilton is a double delight

September 2, 2017

Something you should know before you check in at Hilton’s Doubletree in the capitol of the Northern Territory: there are two Doubletree hotels in Darwin. They’ve also barely got a name difference, the other being Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin. Though hot tip: they’re known locally as either Doubletree 122 or 116, their corresponding […]

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We test out the new Virgin “economy x” service from Sydney to Darwin

August 17, 2017

The newest domestic offering (and rebranded International inclusion from what was known for the year prior as “Economy Space Plus”) from Virgin Australia adds new benefits to the exit row and the first few rows of the economy section: some extra leg room, priority security screening, priority baggage and dedicated overhead storage. The new section of […]

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Two other Australian airports that could service non-stop flights to London

December 13, 2016

It was confirmed earlier this week that Qantas would be launching the first ever direct service between Australia and London in March 2018, disembarking from an upgraded Perth Airport. This serves as great news for Australian travellers, who – even if they have to transit through Perth – could save hours on their travel to […]

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Hotel Review: Junior Suite with harbour view at the Novotel Darwin Atrium (Darwin, NT)

May 9, 2016

The Novotel Atrium Darwin, or simply ‘The Atrium’ as locals call it, has been a long-standing popular hotel destination with visitors for many years now. Situated further down the Esplanade, the hotel offers a range of rooms perfectly fit for families, couples and solo travellers to enjoy. For our stay, we were put up in […]

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Darwin Festival announces first major acts for 2016 season

May 3, 2016

The Darwin Festival is set to return to the Northern Territory from the 4th to the 21st August, offering audiences nearly three weeks of theatre, music, comedy, dance, and more. Ahead of the full programme launch, festival organisers have announced some of the major productions festival-goers can look forward to this winter. From the Santos Opening Night […]

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Live Review: Oh Mercy – Darwin Railway Club (27.10.12)

October 29, 2012

Tonight at the hot and sweaty Railway Club, tracks like ‘Deep Heat’, ‘Suffocated’ and ‘Fever’ all seem really appropriate. A layered, deep and funky house party album, Deep Heat is rife with glam-rock references, endearing rock star affectation plus a little bit of reggae. It’s a total and planned departure, Oh Mercy frontman Alex Gow […]

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Live Review: Tim Rogers + Catherine Britt – The Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club (05.09.12)

September 7, 2012

The first time I speak to Tim Rogers on the phone, he’s delightful; the dream interviewee. Upbeat and charming, he calls me ma’am a lot and answers discursively; seguing smoothly from the book he’s reading about Russian poetry, to baseball and a conversation he recently had with his ex-wife about the Irish-Jewish tradition of mourning, […]

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