11/69 Wellington St

St Kilda, VIC 3182

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DARWIN CUP

THURSDAY 30 JULY - TUESDAY 4 AUGUST 2020
1/5

$3195

6
days
DESCRIPTION:

It's time we made the trek to the top end for the famous Darwin Cup Carnival, the biggest sporting and social event in the Northern Territory. We’ll take in the two main race days, attend the gala ball and explore the beautiful Litchfield Nationa Park.

 

The Darwin Cup Carnival is a bucket list event for all Australian racing fans as we've heard so many fantastic stories from visitors. The biggest outdoor gala ball in the Southern Hemisphere is an event not to be missed with quality food and live performances by some of Australia's best entertainers. All under the great northern starry skies in the Top End of Australia. And with 20,000 in attendance at the Cup, we'll have an experience not soon forgotten.
 

ITINERARY:

THURSDAY 30 JULY 2020

Upon arrival in Darwin, make your way to our four-star hotel for check-in and a rest. We'll meet up for some welcome drinks to introduce everyone before heading out on a lovely sunset harbour cruise to enjoy the warm weather, get to know everyone and enjoy a buffet dinner.

We can arrange extra nights accommodation if you wish to arrive early, attend the Wednesday races or just explore more of Darwin and the NT.

FRIDAY 31 JULY

This morning we're off early to enjoy a guided tour of the Litchfield National Park. Visit the incredible Wangi Falls, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole where you’ll have a chance to see and swim in stunning waterfalls. See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and hear about their unique role in our Tropical Eco-system.  Enjoy a private group crocodile spotting cruise along the Adelaide River, skippered by our local wildlife expert. Enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks along the way.
The late afternoon and evening are yours to relax and explore Darwin.  

SATURDAY 1 AUGUST
After a busy 48 hours, enjoy a lazy sleep in and swim in the pool as the races don't start until later. We kick off the weekend's racing at Palmerston Sprint Day, with the big 1200m dash the highlight of the day's races. We have premium hospitality location with all-inclusive food and drinks package.

Then we get ourselves dressed up and head off to the amazing outdoor Gala Ball where we'll enjoy an amazing evening under the stairs as the biggest social event on the Darwin calendar goes off in style.

SUNDAY 2 AUGUST

Today is a well-earned rest day after a massive Saturday. You may want to just sit around the pool, head out to a nice restaurant, explore the history of Darwin or even head out to Kakadu National Park on a day trip (we can help book this).

We'll meet in the evening for a few sunset drinks to prepare for the big Cup Day ahead.

MONDAY 3 AUGUST

After a relaxing morning, we’re back out to Fannie Bay racecourse for the day we've all been waiting for, the Great Northern Darwin Cup. With over 20,000 people trackside for the $200,000 race on the best dirt track in Australia. We've got a great hospitality location overlooking the track where we'll soak up all the racing atmosphere and enjoy premium beverages and lunch.

TUESDAY 4 AUGUST 2020

Our visit to Darwin finishes today as we make our way back down south and back into winter, hopefully with lots of great memories and some winnings in our pockets.

We can assist with extra nights accommodation and packages if you wish to stay up north longer and explore the amazing NT.

JUL 30-AUG 4, 2020
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS:
  • 5 Nights Accommodation at a four-star hotel in Darwin

  • Breakfast daily

  • Welcome drinks and sunset Darwin Harbour Cruise with buffet dinner

  • Explore Litchfield Park and the Jumping Crocodiles Cruise Tour

  • Palmerston Sprint Day Races - Premium hospitality including food and drinks

  • Entry to the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball

  • Cup Eve sunset drinks

  • Darwin Cup Day - Premium Hospitality  including food & drinks

  • Transfers throughout

  • Services of an experienced tour leader   

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
  • Domestic Flights

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

  • Items of a personal nature

*$800 Single Room Supplement